According to economic experts, the contribution of billionaires in creating a positive impact on the economy may not be felt. However, Isabel Dos Santos has changed this notion. Her financial success and hard-won position as one of the most successful women in business shows otherwise. She is a perfect example that shows that even the rich can leave a positive impact on their local economy. According to Forbes, in the world, there are about 2,153 billionaires. In this list, the top ten billionaires are males. Isabel dos Santos has however defied all the odds as she is ranked number eight in Africa’s list of billionaires. She has created an international brand which enables her to represent Africa in the global market. This has attracted a lot of investors in Africa and also helped initiate the development of the much-needed infrastructure in boosting Africa’s standing in the global market.
Ontem @novojornalAO mentiu na sua capa!Esta aqui a prova:Conheça o Fundador e CEO da Empresa Aenergy: Ricardo Machado
— Isabel Dos Santos (@isabelaangola) September 7, 2019
Although it’s her philanthropic nature that drives much of her investments, there is more to this. Isabel dos Santos believes that the future of Angola’s economy lies in their hands. Therefore, if the required tools such as internet connectivity, access to good education, and mobile banking and business, then nothing could stop them from making it to the end. Since the end of the civil war in the year 2002, Angola has undergone a lot of transformations. Although it still lags in terms of economic development, its untapped economic potential cannot go unnoticed. In recent times, the Angolan government has embarked on a mission to diversify its economy by reducing its dependence on oil. It has achieved this by stimulating the development of infrastructure, the introduction of financial management systems, and supporting forward-looking investors such as Isabel dos Santos.
Currently, Isabel is the head of Unitel, which is a giant telecommunication company in Angola. Through these investments, she has been able to create numerous job opportunities for the people as well as promote the development of Angola’s economy. She has heavily invested in a charity where she finances various initiatives such as offering free education and establishing women hospitals, thus improving the lives of the ordinary citizens in Angola. Therefore, the presence of business moguls such as Isabel Dos Santos is not only creating more opportunities but also promotes equality and the spirit of togetherness.