11. Isabel dos Santos (42)
Net worth: 3.3 billion
Place on Forbes billionaire list: 534
Isabel dos Santos is the richest person in Angola and one of the 10 wealthiest people in Africa. She is a daughter of Angola’s president José Eduardo dos Santos who has been leading the country since 1976. Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s regime has been accused of many corruptive affairs, because the president has been controlling several companies and natural resources industries since he was elected. According to Forbes, although Isabel’s representatives deny that her holdings have any connection with her father, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, transferred stakes in several Angolan companies to her.
Isabel dos Santos’s business career started in 1997 when she opened Miami Beach Club in Luanda. Today she is the main shareholder of Nos SGPS, Portuguese media holding company. She also has shares in Angolan state oil company Sonangol and in Banco BPI, Portuguese fourth-largest bank.
Isabel dos Santos graduated from King’s College in London. She is married to Sindika Dokolo, Congolese art collector and son of a millionaire. The couple has three children and lives in Luanda.