It so happens that outstanding political leaders are famous not only by their political activity, but also because of their financial power. The richest President in Africa is under discussion.
When the financial power of people is discussed, the fact itself attracts attention. What to say if under consideration are well known personalities? For example, the Presidents of African countries.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos
President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the President of Angola who has been in authority for over 34 years is the richest president in Africa. While about 70 percent of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day, Eduardo dos Santos estimated wealth exceed $20 billion. His daughter, Isabel dos Santos is among the Forbes Africa’s billionaires with a net worth of $3.8 billion. She’s currently Africa’s richest woman and also the world’s most gorgeous black woman.
Early life of the President
Jose Eduardo dos Santos (Angola) was born August 28, 1942, in Angola's capital Luanda to the family of a bricklayer and a housewife. He graduated from primary school and Luanda Public Lyceum. Right after school began taking part in political life of Angola. He participated in the partisan movement while actual war actions in his country.
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, was the leader of Angola for almost 40 years. Recently the president announced that he was not going to take part in the presidential elections in 2018.
Earlier, Jose Eduardo dos Santos announced plans to end his political career in 2001, but after that, once again, was re-elected and remained in power.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos is the second President of Angola. He heads the country since 21 September 1979. Today dos Santos is one of the Champions regarding governance among the world leaders. He is ahead of only President Paul Biya of Cameroon, who heads the country since 1975.
Private life of the President
Jose Eduardo dos Santos is third time married and has six children born to his legitimate wives and one child born out of wedlock. Currently, his wife is Ana Paula dos Santos, with whom Jose Eduardo dos Santos have three children. Ana Paula dos Santos is a former waitress of the presidential plane.
His first wife was a Soviet citizen Tatiana Santos (Kukanova). Former citizen od Russia, now she lives in London.
Their only daughter is Isabel dos Santos.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos speaks Russian. Enjoys football, handball, basketball, playing guitar and drums. Reads a lot, likes light classical music.
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos appointed his daughter Isabel, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the state oil company Sonangol. Angola is a member of the Organization of countries — exporters of oil and the second after Nigeria in the oil production country in Africa.
The President sacked the entire top management of Sonangol to new people. The appointment of Isabel dos Santos was aimed to strengthen control. Earlier, the President also put his son in charge of the Welfare Fund of Angola.