Isabel dos Santos was born to the second President of Angola (in office 1979-2017) Jose Eduardo dos Santos and Soviet Citizen Tatiana Kukanova in Baku, USSR on 1 of April 1973. According to Forbes, she is Africa's first billionaire woman and ranked 8th richest amongst all Africans (1008 worldwide), with assets value estimated to be around $2.3 Billion as at 2019.
The main source of her income has been in the start and development of companies in Africa. During the period from June 2016 to November 2017 dos Santos was in charge of restructuring the national oil company and held the office of Chairwoman of Sonangol (the Angolan state oil company).
Isabel dos Santos's companies are predominantly concentrated in Angola and Portugal.
Her company Unitel International is a shareholder of Portuguese media holding NOS.
In 2013 Unitel International acquired the mobile operator T+ in Cape Verde.
Unitel is a major shareholder in the capital of BFA (Banco Fomento de Angola) to 51,9%.
Nova Cimangola, is an industrial cement factory of which Isabel dos Santos has purchased shares.
She previously owned a 20% stake in BPI bank (Banco Português de Investimento).