Profile of fifteen (15) of Ghana’s wealthiest females – their names, net worth, businesses, achievements and pictures.
The richest women in Ghana 2020 – Male business magnates appear to be making the most progress in terms of wealth acquisition on Ghana’s wealth ladder. This does not, however, negate the reality that female business moguls are also tapping into the country’s vast riches.
There are many hardworking and successful women who have earned huge economic empires by fully utilizing their entrepreneurial and commercial capabilities.
Take note that the majority of the women who are incredibly successful in their fields are not featured on this list.
Below are the list of 15 richest women in Ghana:
1. Patricia Poku-Diaby
Patricia Poku-Diaby is Ghana’s richest woman and the bulk of her wealth is majorly attributed to her authoritative status as the CEO of Plot Enterprise Ghana Limited. The company was established as a product of Plot Enterprise Group in Cote d’Ivoire. Prior to the establishment of the Group, Patricia Poku-Diaby was engaged in her family’s trading and transportation business.
Plot Enterprise has spanned its operations across Asia and West Africa. The group has gained higher grounds with subsidiaries including Plot Enterprise Ghana (Ghanaian-owned cocoa processing company), Plot Enterprise in Ivory Coast and Plot Commodities (registered with the Dubai-based Dubai Metal and Commodities Centre).
Plot Enterprise Ghana Limited possesses a plant with an initial yearly bean input volume of 32,000 metric tonnes. The commissioning of the plant was completely executed in January 2010. Earlier on, the project implementation and trial runs had commenced in 2006 and 2009 respectively. Plot Enterprise in Ivory Coast is concerned with trading in wood products, cashew nut, and cocoa while Plot Commodities –a company registered with the Cocoa Merchants Association of America –is specifically concerned with cocoa and cotton.
Yearly, Plot Enterprise Ghana processes 32,000 metric tonnes of cocoa into cake, butter, and liquor. Moreover, it exports cocoa products to Australia, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the US. In carrying out its activities, the cocoa-processing company boasts over 200 employees. Today, the net worth of Plot Enterprise Ghana stands at $90 million.
With the whopping net worth of $720 million, Patricia Poku-Diaby is considered the richest Ghanaian woman as well as the eighth richest person in Ghana.
2. Theresa Oppong-Beeko
Theresa Oppong-Beeko is the second richest woman in Ghana. Her wealth is mainly attributed to her status as the CEO and founder of Manet Incorporated –a voluminous company with subsidiaries including Manet Towers Limited, Manet Construction Limited (a civil engineering company), Manet Beach Paradise (a three-star hotel resort) and Manet Housing (a real estate development firm).
Through her business management skills, shrewd entrepreneurship strategies and the strong urge to survive amidst challenges, Theresa Oppong-Beeko has carved out a great niche for herself particularly in the hospitality industry and in real estate management. Despite the nearly-total dominance of men in business, Theresa Oppong-Beeko has maintained her stance as one of the leading giants in Ghana’s hospitality industry as well as the real estate sector for over 10 years.
Under the control of Theresa Oppong-Beeko, the Manet Group is committed to developing competencies and capabilities of a new dimension. Also, the group is gearing significant efforts towards expanding its operations internationally.
In 1985, Theresa Oppong-Beeko graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon as a degree holder in Political Science and Sociology. After graduation from the University, she engaged in fishing as her first attempt in the business.
She didn’t succeed in the endeavor and instead went under with a debt of $2.5 million. At the time, she was 25-years-old and upon her business failure, she returned to Legon where she obtained a Masters’s degree in Business Administration. On completing her Masters in Business Admin, Theresa Oppong-Beeko started pursuing her aspiration of building construction and at a later time, she set up Manet Housing Limited in 1994. Today, she is said to have amassed great fortune giving her the net worth of $420 million.
3. Kate Quartey-Papafio
Kate Quartey-Papafio is a shrewd Ghanaian industrialist. In 1992, she established Reroy Group Ltd aimed at the distribution of high-standard electrical cables. Currently, Reroy Cables has advanced beyond its initial business of providing basic power cables to the provision of a complete power solution.
Reroy Cables offers services related to electricity distribution and transmission by virtue of the roles it plays in the provision of strategic contract services and electrical power distribution system to the electric sector, production, and distribution of conductors and power cables.
She is reportedly worth $250 million.
4. Gifty Lamptey
Gifty Lamptey is the wife of late David Lamptey as well as CEO of SIDALCO Fertilizers Ltd. Though Gifty Lamptey is said to have inherited most of her wealth, the industrious woman has yet built a reputation for herself as a social influencer cum entrepreneur.
Besides entrepreneurship, Gifty Lamptey has made a significant mark in the field of philanthropy. Through her establishment of Ladies of the Cross International Ministries, she has contributed to charity. The organization –Ladies of the Cross International Ministries –contributed to the cause of providing a roof for a Mini Hospital located at Ashan.
Gifty Lamptey has played key roles which have benefited her society in various ways. In appreciation of her remarkable contributions, she was awarded the Top Super Woman Award in Ghana. Currently, she holds the net worth of $135 million, giving her an obvious spot amongst Ghana’s richest women.
5. Grace Amey-Obeng
Grace Amey-Obeng is a successful Ghanaian entrepreneur who is best recognized as the owner and founder of Forever Clair beauty products. She is an executive member of the Association of Ghana Industries.
In the association, she serves the role of National Treasurer –the position she was elected into in November 2017. She is also the chairwoman of Ghana Cosmetology and Wellness Foundation and she has been awarded for her tremendous roles in business. Currently, she holds the net worth of $100 million, making her the fifth richest woman in Ghana.
6. Patricia Obo-Nai
Patricia Obo-Nai is a Ghanaian engineer, the first Ghanaian to become Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana. Her appointment on 19 February 2019 took effect on 1 April 2019. She is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, and Vodafone’s executive committee.
For her O-Level and A-Level, she attended St Roses Senior High (Akwatia) and the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School respectively. She continued at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. She holds an Executive MBA and Executive Education degree from the University of Ghana and Kellogg School of Management in USA respectively. She also acquired an Executive Education degree from INSEAD in France.
As the CEO of a telecommunication network in Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai is believed to be among the wealthiest women in Ghana in 2021.
7. Nana Otedola
Nana Otedola is the wife of Femi Otedola, a successful Nigerian businessman, CEO of such petroleum companies as Forte Oil Plc, Zenon and Gas limited. He is the member of the list of African wealthiest people.
She has her own dry cleaning enterpise. The couple have one son and three daughters. One of their daughter Florence Otedola is known as DJ Cuppy. Another daughter Temi Otedola is famous style blogger and designer.
It is believed that she is of Ghanaian and Nigerian descent as she was born in the former and later married someone from Nigeria.
The stylish look of Nana Otedola makes her more famous and loved by many Nigerians.
Nana Otedola likes to travel together with her children. From time to time we can see their photos from such countries as France or Italy. Many people ask about Nana Otedola nationality, according to her words she is Nigerian who was born in London, in August of 1966.
She started her business career in 2005 in the United Kingdom. Her longest appointment has been for 13 years in Fineshade Energy Limited. And today she holds a director position in her company.
Her own business makes her one of the wealthiest women in Nigeria with a residence in United Kingdom.
From being the director of Fineshade Energy limited and a wife to a Nigerian billionaire, Thedistin.com believes Nana Otedola is counted amongst the richest women in Ghana. The richest women in Ghana surely must include Nana Otedola as her net worth is estimated to be $15 million
8. Joana Gyan Cudjoe
Joana Gyan, according to most wealth magazines, is referred to as the Queen of Gold in Ghana. Joana is an entrepreneur, the Chief executive officer of Golden Empire Legacy Limited, an artisanal miner, a licensed gold miner, a licensed gold salesman, a gold buyer’s license, a licensed gold exporter, an investor, a philanthropist, and a business executive.
She disclosed in an interview that her net worth is about $700 million.
Even though there isn’t any proof of her net worth being around $700 million, Joana Gyan is certainly wealthy and amongst the richest women in Ghana.
9. Nana Ama McBrown
Felicity Ama Agyemang, Popularly known as Nana Ama McBrown, is a Ghanaian actress and TV presenter.
Nana Ama McBrown started her acting carrier at an early age and currently hosts multiple shows on Tv. She happens to be very wealthy, making most of her income from deals, sponsorships, and movies. Her estimated net worth is over $500,000
10. Jackie Appiah
Jackie Appiah is a Ghanaian actress and the brand ambassador for numerous products in Ghana. Jackie Appiah lives a lavish lifestyle, from driving expensive cars, living in expensive hotels overseas to shopping in some of the top designer shops in the UK and the UAE. Jackie Appiah’s net worth is certainly over $500,000.
11. Beatrice Agyemang Abbey
Mrs. Beatrice Agyemang Abbey is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and General Manager for Media General TV and oversees the strategic direction and operations of TV3.
Beginning her TV career in the year 2000, Beatrice Abbey tirelessly interrogated pressing issues and mind-boggling stories as an anchor, a reporter and later Senior Producer.
Her exceptional abilities as a journalist and business leader has seen her rise from a Reporter, Anchor, Producer, Managing News Editor to Chief Operating Officer for TV3.
She assumed her current role as General Manager for MGTV in 2017 and doubled as the Head of MG Digital for well over a year as well as GM for MG Radio for a period.
Beatrice has interviewed high profile interviewees including Ex-Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Ex-Ghana Presidents John Kufuor and John Mahama, then Vice President of the Republic of Ghana.
An ardent learner, she has toured almost all major news makers in the US and United Kingdom ― BBC, CNN, VOA, Sky TV, Citizen TV and Kiss TV in Kenya, in her quest to bring on board unmatched experience to outclass her competitors.
Beatrice has undergone an intensive training to aid in her career, at the internationally reputed, Deutsche Welle TV and has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, all from the GIMPA Business School.
She was recently as September, 2020 selected as the commencement keynote speaker during the congregation for University of Professional Studies Accra’s graduation ceremony.
She has also received several awards or led the media organization to heads to chalk many successes and recognition. The latest been the Glitz Africa Ghana Women of the Year Honours. The Glitz Africa Honours is part of the organizations annual mission to celebrate women who use their expertise, position and influence to inspire others to make a difference in driving other women forward through the Ghana Women of the Year Honours.
Unfortunately, Beatrice Abbey’s net worth is not known but she is one of the media gurus doing extraordinary things for herself and for others.
12. Afia Konadu aka Mama Remie
Afia Konadu is and entrepreneur and CEO of Remie Foods co.ltd. Remie Foods is multinational spices manufacturing company that prides itself in the production of first class brands, using natural spices to satisfy customers’ needs while creating value for them.
Afia Konadu’s Remie Foods deals in products such as spices, non-dairy foods, tomato pastes and tomato mix among other products.
Mama Remie as she is mostly called is married to Mr. Frank Agyei Manu. The couple live in one of the luxurious mansions at East legon.
The Remie Foods CEO, Afia Konadu, sponsors shows such as Janaana and Kabani, all Twinovelas, just to mention few.
Afia is noted for her philanthropic gesture of donating to widows, orphans and other needy people in society, using her own funds.
Through a promotion she recently organized under the headline, Remie Promotions, her company sponsored six Ghanaian for an all-expense paid trip to Dubai.
Unfortunately, Afia Konadu aka Mama Remie’s net worth is not known, however, she is doing well to be recognised in the list of richest women in Ghana.
13. Amadia Gh
Amadia GH is the CEO of Amadia Group of companies. She popularly known for her foundation, The Amadia foundation which she has involved most of the Ghanaian celebs in activities of the business.
Amadia is the wife of one of the richest men in Ghana called Dr. Sledge Duodu. Amadia and husband Sledge are lover of luxurious cars as they have fleet of them in their garage.
Thedistin.com believes Amadia’s name must be included in the list of richest women in Ghana although her estimated net worth is not known yet.
14. Charlotte Osei
Charlotte Osei known in real life as Charlotte Osei Kesson-Smith Osei is the UN International Elections Commissioner, a Ghanaian lawyer and former chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana from 2015 until she was dismissed in June 2018 on grounds of financial malfeasance.
Charlotte Osei is one of the richest Politicians in Ghana. Charlotte Osei is also listed on the elit list of Richest Politicians. According to famousbirthdays.io, Charlotte Osei net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
15. Theresa Ayoade
Theresa Ayoade is a creative entrepreneur, a marketing communications and event specialist.
She is the Co- Founder and CEO of CHARTERHOUSE PRODUCTIONS, one of WEST AFRICA’s leading MARKETING, EVENTS and AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION Firms.
Theresa has over 22years experience in the Management of Public, Corporate and National Events, Audio-visual and TV Productions. She has led the Management of Public events such as The Annual Ghana Music Awards Festival (22yrs), A Night of 1000 Laughs Comedy Series (27 editions), Miss Malaika Ghana (18yrs), Ghana Rocks Concert (6yrs) and several International Music Concerts featuring international stars like JAY Z, SHAGGY, BUSTA RHYMES, CHRIS BROWN, BOYS TO MEN, AKON, STEEL PULSE and many others.
Theresa has also overseen over 1000 Corporate events such as Launches, Conferences (AGRF 2020, ALIBABA AFRICA BUSINESS HEROES 2020), Awards Ceremonies, Banquets, BTL Activations and many more such events for Local, Multinational and International Organizations, as well as National Events like the Can 2008 AFRICA AS ONE Welcome Concert, Ghana@50 Concert, in addition to a host of TV productions such as AGORO, IT TAKES 2, THE CHALLENGE and many more.
As the Convenor of THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S SUMMIT, she is Passionate about WOMEN, the YOUTH and THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY. Theresa is also a philanthropist and is an adopted parent of The Royal Seed Orphanage.
The net worth of Theresa Ayoade is not known yet.
Overview of the richest women above:
|List of richest women in Ghana||Profession (Job, companies)||Estimated Net Worth|
|1. Patricia Poku-Diaby||Businesswoman, Plot Enterprise Ghana||$720 million|
|2. Theresa Oppong-Beeko||Businesswoman, CEO of Manet Incorporated||$420 million|
|3. Kate Quartey-Papafio||CEO of power cable company, Reroy Group Ltd||$250 million|
|4. Gifty Lamptey||Agro-chemist, CEO of SIDALCO Fertilizers Ltd||$135 million|
|5. Grace Amey-Obeng||Entrepreneur, CEO of Forever Clair beauty products||$100 million|
|6. Patricia Obo-Nai||Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana||Not known|
|7. Nana Otedola||Director at Fineshade Energy Limited||$15 million|
|8. Joana Gyan Cudjoe||Gold miner, CEO of Golden Empire Legacy Limited||$700 million|
|9. Nana Ama McBrown||Actress and brand influencer||$500 million|
|10. Jackie Appiah||Actress and brand influencer||$500 million|
|11. Beatrice Agyemang Abbey||Media, CEO of Tv3 Ghana||Not known|
|12. Afia Konadu||Food Venture, CEO of Remie Food||Not known|
|13. Amadia Gh||CEO of Amadia Group of companies||Not known|
|14. Charlotte Osei||Politician||$1.5 million|
|15. Theresa Ayoade||CEO of Charter House||Not Known|