In 2013, the name Isabel Dos Santos took the international spotlight when Forbes dubbed her as the richest woman in Africa. Following that, the BBC included her as one of the most influential personalities in the world. More than 15 years later, the Angolan business mogul still reigns the richest in the African continent.
Forbes again released the top 20 list of the richest personalities in Africa and Isabel Dos Santos is still included in the list. The previous year is full of ups and downs, controversies, defeats, and victories. Among the 20 personalities on the list, only two women made it.
Isabel dos Santos with equity of around $2.3 billion and the Nigerian Folorunsho Alakijada with a total equity value of $1.1 billion. Compared to last year’s list, Isabel rose to the eighth spot but analysts say that her total equity declined. This could be attributed to the plummeting value of her stocks in various businesses like in Unitel, Nos, and Galp. Visit her facebook page to learn more about her platforms.
The financial magazine dropped three names out of the list of this year’s richest. The top spot is still dominated by the Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote who still continues to reign as the richest in all Africa. He is a business mogul with an equity value of around $10.3 billion. His greatest investment is his Dangote Cement.
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O que fazem 6 jovens angolanos no Reino Unido? Estão a construir o futuro do nosso país 🇦🇴 Mais um sonho que se torna realidade. Nós na Unitel temos um sentido de missão com Angola. Há três anos sonhámos em apostar na Agricultura do nosso país. Fizemos uma grande campanha de recrutamento e de 500 candidaturas, temos agora 6 jovens angolanos a fazer uma pós-gradução em Agricultura, na Royal Agricultural University e eles serão os futuros líderes fazendeiros deste projecto, que está a crescer na província de Malanje 🤞🏾 #SharingbyIsabeldosSantos #Unitel #ProduçãoNacional #JovensTalentos #Agricultura #FuturosLíderes #Angola What are 6 young Angolans doing in the UK? They are building the future of our country 🇦🇴 One more dream coming true. We at Unitel have a sense of mission with Angola. Three years ago, we dreamed of investing in our country's agriculture. We developed a wide recruitment campaign, and from 500 applications we now have 6 young Angolans studying Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University and they will be the future leaders of this project, which is growing in Malanje 🤞🏾
On the second spot is another Nigerian businessman Mike Adenuga. The business tycoon has a total equity value of $9.2 billion. He owns Globacom, the third biggest mobile telecom company in Nigeria. He also owns other businesses including Conoil Producing, an oil exploration company.
In other news, Isabel Dos Santos sat as one of the speakers in the recently concluded Africa Summit 2019 in Brussels. The discussion centered on the competitiveness of the African continent when it comes to technology. Isabel Dos Santos, through her business travels and philanthropic activities, is very much aware of the current condition of the African countries.
She suggested that for the countries in the continent to be technologically competitive they must first empower the government and the people by educating them about technology. Isabel is very active in her philanthropic works as well as attending in different conventions and events to campaign for her causes and to bring help to Africa to help alleviate the quality of life of the African people.