Isabel dos Santos gets to the list of few black women who are billionaires with the likes of Oprah Winfrey. The daughter of the first president of Angola and a flourishing entrepreneur focuses on improving the lives of the people in her native country and those in Europe. This business mogul is eighth Africa’s richest woman with an accumulated wealth of $2.1 billion.
In her business endeavors, Isabel has entered so many partnerships in Finance, Critical business, and other development projects. She is the key person behind the founding of the largest Telecommunication industry in Angola, Unitel. The company she co-founded, has eased communication among the Angolans and people outside Angola. The rural people of Angola, who felt isolated, are now enjoying the communication courtesy of Isabel. The company also has employed over 50,000 residents in Angola.
Isabel dos Santos also has banks, farms, cable TV stations, and shops. Through these projects, she has facilitated the circulation of electricity and roads. Her first partnerships led to the establishment of the first supermarket in Angola and a series of banks. She is always psyched to help the women in Angola and beyond.
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Today in Shanghai, China, attending #CIIE, the largest import exhibition in the world, where more than 3,000 companies are here represented. For me, as an Angolan businesswoman, it is an honor to be here representing #Sodiba. Our #Luandina, 100% Angolan product, born in Bom Jesus 今天在中国上海世界上最大的进口博览会盛大开幕，有超3000家国际公司参展，我作为一名安哥拉企业家非常荣幸能被邀请。sodiba公司luandina啤酒是百分之百安哥拉本土制造，诞生在安哥拉的本约翰斯!
Born in 1973 in Azerbaijan, Isabel dos Santos grew in Angola and studied in King’s College in London, where she obtained an electrical engineering degree. She started doing various businesses after school while using her fame to talk to the world on things that affect Angola and the whole of Africa. In the recent address at the World Economic Forum on Africa, Isabel urged the employers to empower employees and their families so that the community can also grow in return. To know more about her click here.
She encouraged the young girls to be dedicated to their education, for they are the ones who will inspire future generations, get employed, or become future community leaders and entrepreneurs.
As an engineer, Isabel dos Santos develops technologies that are beneficial to the Angolans like she established Unitel to enable communication in both the rural and urban areas. She also uses the company to get investors who can develop infrastructure in Angola. Isabel is trying to find alternative employment avenues apart from Oil and natural gas – which is the primary employing sector in Angola.