Isabel dos Santos
Net worth: $2 billion
The oldest daughter of Angola’s longtime president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Isabel dos Santos has stakes in several Angolan and Portuguese companies. She is Angola’s first billionaire and the richest woman in Africa. Her most valuable asset — worth, conservatively, $1 billion — is a 25% stake in Unitel, one of Angola’s two mobile phone networks, where she is a board member.
Originally posted on MAHASLAZ MAGAZINE:
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein
The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get anywhere if you are willing to work. This is a popular quote from Oprah Winfrey. I agree with with her. What do you think?
We’ve seen different lists about people who have amassed wealth out of ideas, but this article highlights those who have succeeded without formal education. You may call them dropouts, we call them visionaries, inventors, innovators, and ultimately billionaires. Here is a list, in no respective order, of 7 African CEOs who have displayed immense courage and drive to overcome their seeming lack of formal education to build reputable businesses.
Folake Kuye Huntoon, editor of StylePantry, the “fashion and lifestyle blog. Folake started her blog in 2009. If you are a fashionista and love looking good follow Folake @stylepantry and also check out her interview below – So inspiring!!!! Great job Folake.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everythingelse is secondary.” Steve Jobs