Ghana boasts of some of the richest people in Africa. Among these people are the richest women in Ghana. These women have succeeded in the face of all obstacles and became an inspiration to the younger generation especially young girls.
Their stories are sources of inspiration and have motivated many Ghanaian women to go for their dreams regardless of the stereotype about women taking charge. Although these are the present richest women in the country, we surely believe that many more will come as women are getting actively involved in businesses.
Our list of the Top 5 richest women in Ghana will provide you with the biography and net worth of these ladies.
Top 5 Richest Women in Ghana
1. Patricia Poku-Diaby (Net Worth: $720 million)
Patricia Poku-Diaby is known as the richest woman in Ghana and also the richest female self-made millionaire in the country. Her success is due to the company – Enterprise Group which operates in Ivory Coast and Ghana.
The company deals in cocoa processing and is the main source of her wealth. It has a state-of-the-art grinding facility which employs many Ghanaians and processes large amounts of cocoa into other products. The facility is located in Takoradi and has an estimated value of $90 million.
The products gotten from the processing of cocoa which includes liquor, butter and cake are being used in all parts of the country. Her company deals in other commodities like cotton, wood, and cashew nut.
Her company has gained recognition in international markets due to the quality of its products.
Markets in Dubai and the United States of America accept her products and her company is registered with the Cocoa Merchants Association of America.
2. Theresa Oppong-Beeko (Net worth: $420 million)
Theresa Oppong-Beeko is another very successful woman in Ghana. She is a self-made millionaire who built her wealth through real estate development. She is the CEO of Mane Group – a real estate development holding company in the country.
The company develops commercial and residential property. Manet Group was established in 2000 and has risen to be the second largest in the real estate industry. It has also been listed among the top 20 countries in the country.
Manet Groups consists of four companies which offer services in every area in the real estate industry.
Manet Housing focuses on real estate development. Manet Paradise is a three-star hotel resort with world-class facilities that offer comfort to the guest. Manet Construction is a civil engineering company that deals with the construction of structures. Manet Towers offers housing to individuals and corporate organizations.
3. Kate Quartey Papafio (Net Worth: $250 million)
Kate Quartey Papafio is among the few women in Ghana that are leading a certain industry. Her company – Reroy Cables Limited is one of the leading manufacturers of electrical cables in Ghana.
The company made her the first female cable manufacturer in the ECOWAS sub-regions. Founded in 1992, it has maintained its position as a market leader in the industry. It has a strong presence in the West African sub-region and offers its products and services to all sectors in the region.
Her main company Reroy Group of Companies has several subsidiaries including Reroy Cable Limited. One of its subsidies is Reroy Energy Limited which provides energy solutions in the country.
Reroy Group of Companies has gained recognition in the West African region and remains a top choice for investors, the private sector and various corporate organizations in West Africa.
4. Gifty Lamptey (Net Worth: $135 million)
Gifty Lamptey is a business magnate. She owns several companies which are listed under her parent company Sidalco Group of Companies. She is one of the inspirations for many women in Ghana due to the fact that she built her wealth through hard work and resilience.
Some of the subsidiaries under her company include Del Estate – involved in real estate development and management, Sidalco Construction and Roads Ltd – involved in the construction of structures including roads, Empire Concretes Ltd and Dominion International Petroleum Ltd.
She is also involved in philanthropic activities making her one of the most celebrated millionaires in the country. Since the inception of her company and its subsidiaries, she has been able to amass a wealth of $135 million.
We can confidently place in her among the top 5 richest women in Ghana and she remains one of the most recognized self-made millionaires in the country.
5. Grace Amey-Obeng (Net Worth: $100 million)
There are few women who have come as far as Grace Amey-Obeng. She remains an inspiration to women in the country, however, she is not one of the best examples when talking about self-made millionaires in Ghana.
This is because she was born into a wealthy family and had access to all the utilities that brought her to where she is today. She received her beauty education at Croydon College, London and then returned to Ghana where she kicked off her business.
Her company, Now Forever Clair Group of Companies has grown to become a market leader in the cosmetics industry.
The company has several subsidiaries including FC Skin and Beauty Klinik – a beauty clinic, Forever Clair Skin Care – a company that supplies salon equipment and cosmetics and FC Beauty College – a beauty college that trains individuals in beauty and cosmetics.
Her company has several branches in Ghana and exports its products to other parts of Africa and the world. The popular locations include Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Togo, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Her company employs mostly Ghanaians and is one of the top employers of labor in the cosmetics industry. Due to her determination and focus, she has been able to build her companies to the point where they are internationally recognized.
She has been able to build her net worth to $100 million as the CEO of Now Forever Clair Group of Companies.
These women have broken the barriers placed around women in society. They have also shown that women don’t have to be inferior and can realize their dreams if they work hard enough.
Their success stories have ignited a fire of ambition and determination in the hearts of Ghanaian women as we see more women taking millionaire positions in the country.
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