Isabel Dos Santos was born on April 20, 1973, in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, a reasonably large country nestled in between Armenia, Georgia, and the Caspian Sea. Her mother is of Russian nationality, and her father is Angolan. During her youth, Isabel Dos Santos, had attended an all-girls boarding school in Kent, Cobham Hall. As a scholar, Isabel Dos Santos received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, from the King’s College in London. She is also the eldest daughter of former Angolan President José Eduardo Dos Santos.
Angola’s princess, Isabel Dos Santos, is an affluent Azerbaijan Businesswoman, who attributes her status to her smart business investments and diverse business portfolio. She was ranked #9 on Forbes’ Africa’s Billionaires of 2018 and #74 on Powerful Women of 2017.
Isabel Dos Santos has made quite a few expansion business ventures in a variety of markets. Recently, attained a significant stake in Portuguese companies, including a telecommunications firm, and Nos SGPS, a Portuguese cable TV company. Her father, while he was still President, made a substantial amount of changes to ensure that Isabel Dos Santos and her siblings were financially secure for the future. In 2016, Isabel Dos Santos became CEO of one of her father’s state businesses, Sonangol, Angola’s state-assigned oil firm.
She also holds shares in the company Galp Energia, a Portuguese energy supply and distribution corporation operating, out of Lisbon, Portugal. As a business, Galp Energia is involved in the distribution transport, refinery, production, trading, regasification, and storage, of natural gas and petroleum. The company consists of roughly over 100 companies through Europe, and is ranked as of one of three most sustainable companies in Europe.
As CEO, Isabel Dos Santos held the position for a year before her father’s retirement, where of which, she was removed from her position by the new acting President in November 2017. In 2017, Isabel Dos Santos, was valued at $4 billion, making her currently the wealthiest woman in Africa.
In her personal life, she is the wife of Congolese Art Collector and Businessman, Sindika Dokolo. The couple married in 2002, and have three children together.