The Biggest Winners: 5 African Billionaires Who Didn’t Lose Money In 2015

Written by Dana Sanchez
Isabel dos Santos. Photo:
Isabel dos Santos. Photo:

Isabel dos Santos, Angola

Net Worth: $3.6 billion

Up: $335 million (12.5%)

How she makes  her money:

That’s controversial. She’s is the daughter of Angola’s long-running President José Eduardo and critics say that’s how she got rich. Most of her money comes from investments in oil, banking and telecom companies in Angola and Portugal. Dos Santos denies using her position to benefit herself. “Most rumors you’ve heard are not true,” she told the Financial Times.

Sources: Forbes, Quartz