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Isabel dos Santos

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Net worth 2018: $2.63 Billion
Residence: Luanda, Angola
Country: Angola
BirthDay: 20 April 1973
Sigh: Taurus
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, King's College London

Isabel dos Santos was bornon 20 April 1973 in Luanda, Angola, Angola. Isabel dos Santos is #913 in List Billionaires People In The World. Isabel dos Santos is the oldest daughter of Angola's longtime former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who stepped down in fall 2017. Her father made her head of Sonangol, Angola's state oil firm, in June 2016, but Angola's new president removed her from that role in November 2017. Forbes research found that while president, Isabel's father transferred to her stakes in several Angolan companies, including banks and a telecom firm. She purchased shares of Portuguese companies, including telecom and cable TV firm Nos SGPS. A spokesperson for Isabel told Forbes that she "is an independent business woman and a private investor representing solely her own interests."


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In February 2017 Isabel dos Santos decides to sell her position in Banco BPI, following the takeover bid launched by CaixaBank


The operation was approved by sector regulators, namely the National Bank of Angola (BNA) in December 2016


By 2015, Isabel dos Santos owned a share of satellite-TV operator ZAP, that had in December 2013 acquired the rights to distribute Forbes in a number of Portuguese speaking countries, namely Portugal, Angola and Mozambique


It was initially planned that the first edition of the Portuguese language Forbes would be published during the second quarter of 2014


The entry in Angola by the Portuguese group led by Paulo de Azevedo will be performed by the Continente (Angola), which will open the first supermarket by 2013 in Angola


In December 2012, Isabel dos Santos announced the invitation for a merger of ZON with Sonaecom, proved in March 2013 by the General Assembly


With 51% control of Condis, Isabel dos Santos signed a joint partnership with the Portuguese Sonae group in April 2011 for the development and operation of a retail trading company in Angola


All in all, Isabel dos Santos arrived in 2009, stepped out in 2017 and won more than 80 million euros: Santos’ capital gain comes not only from the sale of the 18


5% holding on BPI, but also from the dividends from 2008 and 2009, worth around 12


In 1997, she started her first business, opening the Miami Beach Club, one of the first night clubs and beach restaurants on the Luanda Island


Isabel dos Santos returned from London in the early 1990s to join her father in Luanda and started working as a project manager engineer for Urbana 2000, a subsidiary of Jembas Group, that had won a contract to clean and disinfect the city


Isabel dos Santos (born 20 April 1973) is an Angolan businesswoman, Africa's richest woman and the eldest child of Angola's former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the country from 1979 to 2017

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