With a net worth of $3 billion, Isabel dos Santos is the richest woman in Africa. The daughter of the former president of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos, is a well-known businesswoman who at 45 years of age has achieved overwhelming success in her life and career. Her strong can-do mentality is what projects her ahead of other players in the highly competitive business world (Forbes).
Having been brought up by a father who pushed her to be the best version of herself and not to expect handouts from men has contributed immensely to her global success. Isabel dos Santos says that her upbringing gave her the upper hand in business, as she learnt at an early age the values of hard work and putting it sweat capital in her business. The Angolan billionaire is associated with several top companies in Angola where she is a shareholder including cable TV firm Nos SGPS.
Isabel dos Santos leverages her wealth, power and influence to not only improve her business but also lift the lives of the less privileged in the society. In her various companies, Isabel has installed a culture of giving back to the community. It is a norm for her employees to dedicate part of their resources, time and knowledge to advance various noble projects that benefit the people of Angola. She also supports many local charities and foundations that shares in her philanthropic vision.
One of Isabel dos Santos´ major goals is to eradicate malaria and reduce the number of deaths caused by the disease. Isabel has consistently channeled a substantial amount of resources towards the course of eliminating malaria. As the richest woman in her country, Isabel dos Santos shoulders the responsibility of motivating other women in the country and helping them navigate the male-dominated business world. As such, she is a vehement advocate for girl child education.
Isabel says that educating girls in the society is crucial, because they are the future mothers who will pass it down to their children. Isabel dos Santos believes that education is the best tool to empower the women of Angola. Having attended King’s College in London where she attained her engineering degree, Isabel knows first-hand the gains of a good education.
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