When most people think of billionaires, older while males come to mind. Statistically speaking, that is the truth, though it’s beginning to change. Of the 2,043 billionaires in the world, eleven of them are black. Of these eleven, two of them are female. Oprah Winfrey and Isabel dos Santos. Naturally, it makes sense then that she is a leader worth learning from (Yaapd).
People tend to stay with people whom they are like. For example, if you join the country club there is a good chance you have or will have friends that are a part of this club as well. Therefore, as society begins to change and different races become wealthier, they are more likely to share it with people in their community.
This is true for Isabel dos Santos as well. Using her wealth and her network, she has brought employment for many of her fellow Africans. Isabel is a keynote speaker at many events where she talks about promoting the development of poor nations, specifically through bringing in more technology in order to allow them access to the same global events that are happening elsewhere with the technology boom.
Isabel dos Santos does not just talk about bringing technology to her country but is doing something about it as well. Her company, Unitel, is upgrading their infrastructure and in doing so has created fifty thousand jobs. Another way they are working towards having better reception in Angola is through laying high-speed fiber optic cables throughout the country.
One would think that having gone to school in areas other than her native country, this would hinder her abilities to care for the country she was born into and that her family lived in. This could be further from the truth as Isabel dos Santos uses the knowledge that she gained in other countries to further advance her fellow man. Given her history and the unique position that Isabel dos Santos is in, it would be best if one took notice and began to impart a small amount of change in their own community. Only then can we become great.
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Isabel dos Santos is a rare example of someone who was born into wealth and ended up becoming famous for something entirely unrelated to their inheritance. Her father was the president of Angola, her home country, for many years, and even though everything was perfectly lined up for her to follow in his footsteps, she is more interested in building a proper understanding of the state of Angolan business. This much is apparent just from how much she has earned throughout her lifetime.
Currently, she is the richest woman in Africa, and she was the first female African to ever become a billionaire. That kind of a title is not one that people forget about easily. Because of this, Isabel dos Santos has sort of made herself a staple in history. Her face and name will never become forgotten. The simple reason for this is that Isabel dos Santos has made herself a hot topic within the business industry. While she has a knack for it now, it was not immediately easy for her to enter business.
There were many aspects of the field she did not understand, and there are certainly still some to this day which spin her head around, but they are few and far in between. Being involved in business for more than a decade will give you a lot of insight into what it means to be a successful businesswoman, and Isabel dos Santos is certainly no exception to that rule. The amount she has taught herself from the work she has done throughout her life is nothing short of incredible, and it deserves to be commended at every possible moment (Wikipedia).
A lot of people and businessmen admire and applaud the efforts she does for improving Africa´s reality. Though Isabel dos Santos would reject such compliments, it would be solely out of humility. Besides, Isabel has charity projects through her home country and the continent. Anyone who can objectively analyze the state of Angolan business will have a hard time denying Dos Santos’s importance to it. In fact, if she were not a part of the business industry, it would likely take much longer to grown into the beast it has become today. This is easily one of Isabel dos Santos’s proudest achievements.
More about Isabel´s charity projects at https://www.linkedin.com/in/isabel-dos-santos-a67a65100/?originalSubdomain=za