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Full Name Isabel Dos Santos
Date of Birth April 20, 1973
Age 50 years, 10 months, 29 days
Birthplace Baku
Country Azerbaijan
Horoscope Taurus

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Isabel Dos Santos Biography

Isabel Dos Santos is one of the most popular and richest Business Executive who was born on April 20, 1973 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Businesswoman who, using her family’s political influence and connections, became the richest woman in Africa and the continent’s first female billionaire. She is the daughter of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

She and Veronica Duterte are both daughters of world leaders.

Her mother is Tatiana Kukanova. She married Congolese businessman and art collector Sindika Dokolo, with whom she has children.

NameIsabel Dos Santos
First NameIsabel
Last NameSantos
OccupationBusiness Executive
BirthdayApril 20
Birth Year1973
Place of BirthBaku
Home Town
Birth CountryAzerbaijan
Birth SignTaurus
Full/Birth Name
ParentsJosé Eduardo dos Santos, Tatiana Kukanova
SiblingsJosé Filomeno dos Santos, Joseana Lemos dos Santos, MORE
SpouseSindika Dokolo
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Isabel Dos Santos Net Worth

Isabel Dos Santos is one of the richest Business Executive from Azerbaijan. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Isabel Dos Santos's net worth $2 Billion.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

She studied electrical engineering at King’s College London and has dabbled in a variety of industries, including trucking, walkie-talkies and nightclubs.

She was named as one of the 100 most influential women in the world by the BBC in 2015.

Net Worth (2024)$2 Billion
Net Worth in 2023$2 Billion
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeBusiness Executive
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Isabel Dos Santos's Height & Physical Stats

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Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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Who is Isabel Dos Santos Dating?

According to our records, Isabel Dos Santos married to Sindika Dokolo. As of February 1, 2024, Isabel Dos Santos’s is not dating anyone.

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Facts & Trivia

Isabel Ranked on the list of most popular Business Executive. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Azerbaijan. Isabel Dos Santos celebrates birthday on April 20 of every year.

Key Events

  1. Isabel dos Santos was born in Baku, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, the eldest daughter of Angola's longtime President José Eduardo dos Santos (1942–2022) and his first wife, the Russian-born Tatiana Kukanova, whom he met while studying in the then Soviet republic of Azerbaijan..

  2. Isabel dos Santos ([izɐˈβɛl duʃ ˈsɐ̃tuʃ]; born 20 April 1973) is an Angolan businesswoman, the eldest child of Angola's former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the country as a dictator from 1979 to 2017..

  3. In 1997, dos Santos entered the international business world, creating companies and holdings in Angola but mostly abroad, making substantial investments in high-profile enterprises, especially in Portugal..

  4. The widespread use of walkie-talkie technology paved the way for a subsequent foray into telecoms.(subscription required) In 1997, she started her first business, opening the Miami Beach Club, one of the first night clubs and beach restaurants on Luanda Island..

  5. In the early 90s, dos Santos started working as a project manager engineer for Urbana 2000, a subsidiary of Jembas Group, that had won a contract to clean and disinfect Luanda..

  6. Since 2008 dos Santos has had interests in key Portuguese sectors, such as telecommunications, media, retail, finance and the energy..

  7. From her ownership from 2009 to 2017 she won more than 80 million euros in capital gain, not only from the sale of the 18.5% holding on BPI, but also from the dividends from 2008 and 2009, worth around 12.6 million euros..

  8. In 2010, she bought a 20% stake at Banco Português de Investimento through Santoro Holding ..

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

  10. From an initial small stake in the company, she became the biggest shareholder, with 28.8% in 2012..

  11. In 2012 dos Santos made a series of acquisitions in ZON Multimédia, a telecommunications and media company providing mobile and fixed telephony, cable television, satellite television and internet..

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

  13. On 27 August 2013, after the green light from the Competition Authority, the merger of the two companies was formalized with the transfer to ZOPT, a special purpose vehicle created to advance the operation, which became the owner of more 50% of the capital of the new group, the shares that dos Santos and Sonaecom hold on Zon and Optimus respectively..

  14. In May 2013, dos Santos announced during a visit to São Tomé and Príncipe that Unitel would invest in education in the country to train engineers, managers and other technicians and also focus on job creation..

  15. As of 2013, she had acquired the mobile operator T+ in Cape Verde also through Unitel International Holding, a platform for Unitel investments where Portugal telecom has no presence, and gained the license to establish the second telecom operator in São Tomé and Príncipe..

  16. The entry in Angola by the Portuguese group led by Paulo de Azevedo was to be performed by the Continente (Angola), which planned to open the first supermarket by 2013 in Angola..

  17. In 2013 Forbes described how dos Santos acquired her wealth by taking stakes in companies doing business in Angola, suggesting that her wealth came almost entirely from her family's power and connections. Since 2018, the Angolan government has been trying to prosecute Isabel dos Santos for corruption that may have led to Angola's ongoing recession..

  18. On 1 October 2013, dos Santos attended the first General Assembly of Zon Optimus..

  19. As of 2014, holdings of dos Santos included:.

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

  21. On 1 December 2014, she formally registered her offer at the Portuguese Securities Market Commission..

  22. In November 2014, dos Santos launched a takeover bid for Portugal Telecom, SGPS, S..

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

  24. She was recognized as one of the BBC's 100 women of 2015..

  25. In December 2016 the National Bank of Angola (BNA), the sector regulator, had approved this operation..

  26. In June 2016, her father appointed her as chair of Sonangol, the Angolan state oil company..

  27. In January 2017 Unitel, led by dos Santos, purchased 2% of Banco Fomento de Angola (BFA) from BPI for 28 million euros and controlled 51.9% of the bank's capital..

  28. In February 2017 dos Santos sold her position in Banco BPI, following the takeover bid launched by CaixaBank..

  29. In November 2017, João Lourenço, the new Angolan President, fired her just two months after being sworn into office in the wake of similar appointments of children of the president to key posts..

  30. Since 2018, the Angolan government has been trying to prosecute Isabel dos Santos for corruption which may have led to Angola's recession..

  31. On 30 December 2019, the Luanda Provincial Court ordered the preventive seizure of the personal bank accounts of dos Santos, her husband, Sindika Dokolo, and Mário Filipe Moreira Leite da Silva..

  32. On 30 December 2019, the Luanda Provincial Court ordered to freeze dos Santos's Angolan bank accounts and to seize her stake in local companies, including Unitel (Angola) and Banco de Fomento Angola..

  33. On 30 December 2019, the Luanda Provincial Court ordered to freeze dos Santos's Angolan bank accounts and to seize her stake in local companies, including Unitel (Angola) and Banco de Fomento Angola./ In January 2019, the Angolan Government announced it prepared the legal battle to confiscate dos Santos's assets in Portugal,/ and sent letters rogatory to Portugal to stop the transfer of funds from Portuguese Commercial Bank to a Russian bank..

  34. On 19 January 2020 the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published a detailed report on how dos Santos amassed her wealth over the years..

  35. As of January 2020, she was under investigation in Portugal and has since assumed the United Arab Emirates as her official country of residence..

  36. In January 2020, the Portuguese Attorney-General's Office opened an investigation into a number of her operations after Ana Gomes, a Portuguese Member of the European Parliament laid charges against her..

  37. As of January 2020, she was under investigation in Portugal and has since taken on the United Arab Emirates as her official country of residence..

  38. In October 2020, her husband, Sindika Dokolo, died in a diving accident in Dubai at the age of 48..

  39. In January 2021, Forbes removed her from the list of the richest people in Africa, since her assets in Angola and Portugal had been frozen..

  40. In December 2021, the US State Department barred Dos Santos and her immediate family from entering the United States, citing "significant corruption by misappropriating public funds for her personal benefit"..

  41. In December 2021, the US State Department barred Dos Santos and her immediate family from entering the United States, citing "significant corruption by misappropriating public funds for her personal benefit"..

  42. Once considered Africa's richest woman according to Forbes magazine, with a net worth exceeding US$2 billion, she was dropped from the magazine's list in January 2021 after the freezing of her assets in Angola, Portugal and the Netherlands..

  43. In October 2022, Angolan President President João Lourenço issued a decision to nationalise the Angolan operator Unitel, ending her links with the operator..

  44. On 18 November 2022, Interpol issued a warrant for her arrest..

  45. On 18 November 2022, Interpol issued a warrant for her arrest..