The Dos Santos family (Angola)
The dos Santos family have invested heavily in real estate, banking, petroleum, cement, media, retail and a few other areas. The businesses are mostly owned by José Eduardo dos Santos, the 75-year-old Angolan president, who has been in power for 37 years.
Isabel dos Santos, who is commonly recognized as the richest woman in Africa, comes from this family. Other powerful and rich family members include José Paulino dos Santos, José Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, media magnet, and Welwitschia José dos Santos Pego.
The Sawiris Family (Egypt)
Onsi Sawiris and his sons Naguib, Nassef and Samih have become some of the richest and most powerful people in Africa today.
The family owns Orascom conglomerate that spans telecommunications, construction, tourism, industries and technology.
Onsi Sawiris’ net worth is estimated by Forbes at US$1.2 billion. His sons Nassef Sawiris and Naguib Sawiris are ranked as the top two richest people in Egypt with net worth estimated at US$5.6 and US$3.9 respectively.