Women are most times left out when one is compiling a list of richest people.
In Ghana, names like Osei Kwame Despite, Kennedy Agyapong, Dr. Kwaku Oteng comes up whenever the topic of riches is being discussed.
These are not the only rich people in Ghana, in fact there are some women who are richer than some of these names and we bring you these people today.
The list comprises of the 10 richest women in Ghana and includes names like former first lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, current first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo and others.
Below is the full list as compiled by the site billionaires africa.
1. Patricia Poku-Diaby
With an estimated net worth of 600m, Patricia Poku-Diaby is the richest woman in Ghana.
She is the founder and CEO of Plot Enterprise Group, a cocoa processing company in Ghana.
Plot Enterprise Group processes and manufactures natural and alkalized cocoa liquor, natural cocoa butter, natural and alkalized cocoa cake and natural cocoa powder from Ghana.
2. Theresa Oppong-Beeko
Theresa Opnong-Beeko is the CEO of real estate giants Manet group. Manet constructs commercial and residential properties and are probably the most recognisable name in real estate in Ghana.
3. Rebecca Akufo-Addo
Rebecca Akufo-Addo is the current First Lady of Ghana. She is also the founder of the Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation, founded in 2017 to enhance government efforts to support Ghanaian women and children.
4. Kate Quartey Papafio
Kate Quartey Papfio is the CEO of Reroy Group, a cable company founded in 1992. Reroy was the first cable manufacturer in the ECOWAS region.
5. Grace Amey-Obeng
Grace Amey-Obeng is the CEO of Forever Clear Group. A hugely profitable company, Amey-Obeng is thus one of the female millionaires in the country.
6. Gifty Lamptey
Gifty Lamptey is the CEO of Sidalco Group. Sidalcco is one of West Africa’s largest fertiliser distributors.
Her other companies include Dominion International Petroleum, Sidalco Construction and Roads, DEL Estates and Empire Concretes.
As the largest shareholder in Sidalco, Gifty Lamptey’s wealth is quite appreciable.
7. Valentina Mintah
Valentina Mintah is an expert in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
She is the creator of West Blue, a software used by the Nigerian Custom Service and other companies.
She has been appointed to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the first Ghanaian and Black Woman to serve on the ICC Executive Board.
8. Edith Dankwa
Edith Dankwa is the founder of Ghana’s biggest business newspaper, Business and Financial Times (B&FT).
B&FT subsidiaries include Business Times Africa Magazine and Energy Today Magazine.
Edith Dankwa’s net worth is in the millions of dollars.
9. Nana Konadu Agyeman
Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings needs no introduction.
She was First Lady for 19 years between 1982 and 2001 and head of the 31st December Women’s Movement.
She is estimated to worth between $2m and $5m.
10. Freda Yahan Duplan
Freda Yahan Duplan is currently the Chairperson of Zenith Bank Ghana. She was the first African femaleto become CEO of Nestle.
She has also served as Managing Director for Nestle Pakistan and head of Nestle Business Services in the Filipino capital, Manila.