Who is Isabel Dos Santos?
She is the daughter of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos. Jose Eduardo stepped down as President in 2017. João Lourenço is now President of Angola. She was born in 1973 as the president’s first child. From his first wife Tatiana Kukanova whom he met while studying in Azerbaijan. Isabel was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. In the former Soviet Union.
Angola is the world’s fourth-largest diamond producer.
Her brother José Filomeno dos Santos served as the Chairman of Fundo Soberano de Angola. The Fundo is the country’s sovereign wealth fund. He was removed from this position by the new President of Angola.
Richest Woman of Africa
The businesswoman is considered to be the richest African woman. And Africa’s first billionaire woman. The private investor is named one of the most influential women in the world. (by the BBC).
Dos Santos owns several companies. Some of which were transferred to her name by her father. Dos Santos owns a large share of Unitel. Unitel is Angola’s largest mobile telephone network.
She also owns Banco Bic. Bis is a large Angolan commercial bank with more than 2,000 employees. And she owns shares in the Angolan state oil company Sonangol.
One of her other investments is NOS Nos is a Portuguese media holding company. One of NOS’ brands is ZAP. Zap is a digital satellite television provider active in Angola.
She hold many investments in Portugal and a holding company in Amsterdam.
Isabel Dos Santos Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated at US$ 2 billion. She is the first woman billionaire in Africa.