Leader of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) who took office as the country's second president in 1979. He is also the commander in chief of the Angolan Armed Forces and he has been accused of running one of the most corrupt regimes in Africa.
He joined the MPLA while studying at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy.
He helped to economically unite African nations by co-founding the African Countries Diamond Producers Association in 2006.
His third wife's name is Ana Paula dos Santos. He has several children including Isabel Dos Santos.
He politically collaborated Paulo Kassoma during his time as Prime Minister from 2008 to 2010.