Isabel dos Santos

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Isabel dos Santos (born 20 April 1973) is an Angolan-Russian businesswoman, the eldest child of Angola's former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the country from 1979 to 2017. Once considered Africa's richest woman according to Forbes magazine, with a net worth exceeding US$2 billion Forbes, she was dropped from the magazine's list in January 2021: they stated that it was not possible to calculate her wealth, given the freezing of her assets in Angola, Portugal and the Netherlands. Additionally, according to Forbes, she owes $340 million in debt to the Portuguese company PT Ventures.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.The Angolan Government has, since 2018, been trying to prosecute Isabel dos Santos for past corruption crimes that may have led to Angola's ongoing recession crisis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isabel dos Santos has received more than 1,311,625 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Isabel dos Santos is the 474th most popular businessperson (down from 415th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (down from 63rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Azerbaijani Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Isabel dos Santos ranks 474 out of 604Before her are Leo Burnett, Steve Jackson, Erick Thohir, Eric Trump, Christy Walton, and Aliko Dangote. After her are Carly Fiorina, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, Shahid Khan, Marvin Heemeyer, Mary Barra, and Micky Arison.

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Among people born in 1973, Isabel dos Santos ranks 221Before her are Surya Bonaly, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Chris Fehn, Denis Urubko, Simmone Jade Mackinnon, and Kathleen Robertson. After her are Stephen Graham, Peter Forsberg, Kris Marshall, Lee Woon-jae, Jeon Do-yeon, and Howie Dorough.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Isabel dos Santos ranks 95 out of 159Before her are Ajdar Ismailov (1938), Elmar Mammadyarov (1960), Arsen Avakov (1964), Aygün Kazımova (1971), Max Black (1909), and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (1947). After her are Isa Gambar (1957), Larisa Dolina (1955), Chingiz Abdullayev (1959), Vajiha Samadova (1924), Arkady Andreasyan (1947), and Nigar Jamal (1980).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Azerbaijan

Among businesspeople born in Azerbaijan, Isabel dos Santos ranks 2Before her are Vagit Alekperov (1950).

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