Isabel dos Santos, born on April 20, 1973, is a prominent Angolan-Russian businesswoman and widely recognized as Africa’s richest woman. She has made a significant impact in various industries, both in Angola and abroad, accumulating a staggering net worth of $3.5 billion. Let’s delve into the life and career of this influential figure and explore her rise to success.
Early Life and Education:
Isabel dos Santos is the eldest daughter of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and his first wife, Tatiana Kukanova, who hails from Russia.
She was born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, and received her education from prestigious institutions such as Cobham Hall School in Kent, England, and St. Paul’s Girls’ School in London. She later pursued electrical engineering at King’s College in London. In 2002, she married Sindika Dokolo, a Congolese art collector and businessman.