Jose Eduardo dos Santos is the President of Angola. He has held on to this post since 1979. According to Cabinda.net, his personal wealth may exceed more than $20 billion. Around 70 percent of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day. Jose Eduardo dos Santos was born on 28 August 1942 in Sambizanga, Luanda, Angola. He has been President since 21 September 1979, he is Africa’s second longest serving president. Jose Eduardo dos Santos is also the President of Angola’s ruling party, People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola. The party has ruled the nation since it gained independence in 1975. He is also the commander in chief of the Angolan Armed Forces.
His daughter, Isabel dos Santos is among the Forbes Africa’s billionaires. She’s currently Africa’s richest woman and also the world’s richest black woman.