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January 13, 2014  |  

ISABEL DOS SANTOS

As the oldest daughter of Angola’s longtime president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Isabel dos Santos has stakes in several Angolan and Portuguese companies. Dos Santos can now boast not only of being Angola’s first billionaire but also of having the label “richest woman in Africa.” After graduating from King’s College in London with a degree in Electrical Engineering, dos Santos began investing in several businesses from telecommunications to night clubs and restaurants. According to Forbes, dos Santos’ most valuable asset is her 25 percent stake in Unitel, a phone network in Angola where she is also a board member. The investment is conservatively worth around $1 billion. Dos Santos’ many investments together bring her net worth to a whopping $2 billion.

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