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A look at Isabel Dos Santos


Becoming one of the world’s billionaires is a feat only a few have managed to achieve. As much as this may not be the benchmark for success, it is certainly a status statement worth working for. Even with this small list, there is still a limited observance of diversity. For instance, the entire list that currently stands at about a little over 200 individuals only has 11 black people. This says a lot regarding how the world and the state of the economy in terms of how best blacks get access to opportunities (Ukuncut).

Having said this, it is worth noting that one personality that stands out on the list is, no doubt, Dos Santos. Not only is she black but also a woman. It is interesting to note how she managed to beat the odds in a society that believes a woman’s place should be in the kitchen. Isabel is currently Africa’s wealthiest woman thanks to his business forays all over the world.

Isabel Dos Santos is a daughter to the former Angolan President. You could say he got a boost courtesy of his father’s political status, but she has also worked extra hard to brush off the link by charting her own path in the business world. She is only 45, making Isabel dos Santos the youngest of the current black billionaires in the world. This is an accomplishment worth noting considering how challenging it can be trying to make it to this list. Many would take decades of hard work before they can get close to this list. The African continent has been synonymous with business challenges, thus making it almost impossible to compete with the rest of the world. The fact that it contains some of the poorest countries in the world serves to make matters even worse.


Isabel has worked through despite all these challenges thanks to her suave business skills. She notes that Isabel was lucky to have abroad education that helped open her mind to even more business skills and opportunities. She hopes to become a beacon of hope to other black women in Africa.