The first female billionaire has just been named in Angola, and her name is “Isabel dos Santos.” Isabel is the eldest daughter of the country’s former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, but she made a name for herself after she graduated from King’s College in London and began to work in various management positions for several companies listed on European stock exchanges.
In 1997, Isabel dos Santos struck out on her own and opened a nightclub and restaurant on Luanda Island. After she started this first business, she opened several others in a variety of different areas. At the end, she had several investments in Angola, Portugal and other countries.
The vast accomplishments of Isabel dos Santos led to an invitation to the Africa Summit 2019 and the European Parliament where she gave a speech about where she believes Africa is going. Ms. dos Santos stated that once the mobile revolution is complete, the next revolution to take over Africa will be a digital revolution, and this digital revolution will give Isabel dos Santos the opportunity to be involved in several philanthropic ventures.
Isabel dos Santos is prepared to begin helping the continent increase banking opportunities for the people of Africa. As e-commerce flourishes, it begins to take first place in the way that people make purchases, many people will open bank accounts for the first time in the coming years. She also stressed the importance of implementing urban planning measures that improve the transportation sector and make people’s lives easier.
Isabel dos Santos has been invited to speak at several important events, and one of the events was the “Bloomberg Global Business Forum.” Because Isabel dos Santos was there, she was able to ensure that the leaders of this event included the unique concerns of the African continent and make sure that no one is left behind. Also of concern for Isabel dos Santos is the plight of women, so she also attended the UN Women Debate on equal rights for women. She stressed the importance of placing more women in leadership roles so that women’s concerns are represented along with those of men (BBC).