About Isabel dos Santos

Name: Isabel dos Santos

Date of Birth: 20th, April 1973.

Country: Angola

Occupation: Businesswoman

Marital Status: Married

With an estimated networth of 3.2 billion USD, she is currently the richest woman in Africa. She is the daughter of Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos.

In the early 1990s, Isabel dos Santos returned from London to join her father in Luanda and started working as a project manager engineer for Urbana 2000, a subsidiary of Jembas Group, that won the contract for cleaning and disinfection of the city. Following that, she set up a trucking business.

The widespread use of walkie-talkie tecchnology paved the way for her subsequent foray into telecoms. In 1997, at the age of 24, she started her first business by opening the Miami Beach Club, one of the first night clubs and beach restaurants on the Luanda Island. Over a period of nearly 20 years she expanded her business interests, leading to the creation of several holdings, in Angola and mostly abroad, and to make substantial investments in a series of prestigious enterprises, especially in Portugal.