Isabel dos Santos is among the most successful women on the planet. The Angolan-born businesswoman ventured into entrepreneurship almost immediately after graduating from Kings College in London where she studied electrical engineering. She started her entrepreneurship journey in her native country but later on moved to establish successful business ventures outside Angola. Currently, Isabel dos Santos is a stakeholder in many international conglomerates with presence in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Recently, she was recognized as the youngest billionaire woman in the world.
Isabel has built a successfully built her portfolio around the construction, banking, energy, and telecommunication sectors. Isabel is the head of Unitel, the largest telecommunication company in Angola. She has built successful business ventures throughout Europe, especially in Portugal, where she is a stakeholder in several companies.
Born into a political family
Jose Eduardo dos Santos was one of the longest-serving presidents in Africa. He became the president of Angola in 1979 when Agostino Neto passed away. Jose Eduardo married Tatiana Kukanova, Isabel’s mother, but they later divorced, and Tatiana moved to London. Isabel was raised to be independent following the divorce of her parents. She spent some time in Angola before moving to London, where she continued with her education.
Isabel dos Santos cites that her upbringing played a pivotal role in her current success. Isabel was raised in a household that instilled the virtues of hard work and perseverance through adversity. Isabel’s upbringing gave her independence and ambition that has made her the first African billionaire woman. This explains why she chose to
study electrical engineering, a course that’s not popular among African women.
Supporting women and entrepreneurs across Africa
Isabel dos Santos understands that most of African women lack opportunities that can help them compete with their peers in developed countries. Isabel believes that education is a powerful tool that can be used to transform communities. She has a particular passion for education, especially for young women in Africa.
Isabel dos Santos also believes that entrepreneurship will play a critical role in taking development in Africa. She is deeply committed to supporting entrepreneurs who dare to dream big.
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