Isabel dos Santos the Richest Businesswoman in Africa

Isabel hails from Angola and is the daughter of the former president of the country, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. She is the richest businesswoman in Africa and is named among the most influential women in the world. Her net worth is over two billion dollars, which have made her be the first billionaire woman in Africa. She attended King’s College after finishing her preliminary education.

Investments

After finishing her college education, Isabel dos Santos started her life as an entrepreneur back in Angola. She later worked at Urbana 2000, where she played the role of an engineer in project management. The company had received a contract on sanitation initiative. This meant that the company would engage in cleaning and disinfecting the city. Isabel dos Santos had a role of ensuring that every activity was carried out accordingly and as planned.

Majority of her ventures are in Portugal and involve diverse activities. These include retail, finance, energy, and media. She also plays a crucial role at Lisbon’s Angolan Bank, where she is a board member. Since 2008, Isabel dos Santos has been holding interests in numerous companies in Portugal and Angola. In 2014 when she took over Portugal Telecom, Isabel dos Santos advanced her range in the telecommunications field. She bid against Altice so that she could accomplish it.

Philanthropy

Isabel dos Santos has a good understanding of poverty, allocation of resources as well as economic development. Through this, she has engaged herself in numerous charity works focused on eliminating poverty in Africa. Some of her projects are directed towards improving the living standards of people as well as sanitation.

She has also helped in the production of media communication and a number of videos using her familiarity with media production and entertainment. This has shown her efforts in encouraging and creating more awareness. She also uses her knowledge to bring to limelight potential entrepreneurs where they gain recognition and carry on with their endeavors’.

Due to her philanthropic nature, she is consistently invited to speak at both economic and charitable events. She once spoke at the ECR Africa Summit where she made headlines. She raised her fight towards infrastructure development in Africa. She pointed out that providing internet to people all over Africa would give them a chance to compete in the universal market and advance their financial states.

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