Isabel dos Santos is a successful woman from the African nation of Angola. Isabel is also the daughter of the ex-president of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos and mother Tatiana Kukanova. While Isabel’s father was the president of Angola, Isabel was able to make many vital connections. Isabel was made the head of Sonangol, which is an energy company in Angola while her father was president. However, Isabel had to step down when her father left the office of president in 2017 and a new president was in charge of this African nation. Isabel made the most of her business opportunities by being a leader — and it has shown.
Isabel dos Santos has a current net worth of 2.3 billion dollars and is considered one of the top wealthiest women of biracial roots that include African lineage in the world. As for her background, Isabel dos Santos was not born in Angola, but in Banu, Azerbaijan. While Isabel’s birthplace was under the control of the USSR in the early ’70s, she has witnessed the world embrace capitalism as she has grown up and gotten exposure in the business world. She used her valuable knowledge and opportunities to broker key deals in Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and also in Angola. Because of her impressive successes and leadership role, Isabel dos Santos was invited to attend Yale University and speak in front of a large consortium of students about the empowerment of women.
She was also invited to speak in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss her unique vision for creating thousands of jobs in Africa. Isabel’s speeches have been in very high demand, especially given the fact that she is a billionaire in her 40s. Indeed, at age 46, Isabe is on the shortlist of first female billionaires who are her age. Many people want to hear about Isabel’s insights when she speaks publicly. She has also advised other women who need advice and a role model that they can look up to. Isabel has proven that she is a success story. Isabel has not only brokered business deals in many different countries but also had quite a successful track record investing in the gas sector, the finance sector, the oil & energy sector, the construction sector, telecommunications, etc.