Originally from South Asia, Malini Saba has worked his way up to being the world’s top investors and philanthropists. She is the sole founder of Saban; this is a multinational company that has various investments interests worldwide like oil and gas in China, technology companies in the United States and real estate in Australia and India.
Malini Saba is an impassionate and self-driven philanthropist. In mid-2001, she started a nonprofit organization called “Stree: Global Investments in Women,” this was aimed at changing the way at-risk and low-income women and children globally perceive their roles in the society. The organization was inaugurated by Jordan’s Queen Noor and former United States President Bill Clinton.
“Stree” offers a means by which women can access legal empowerment, healthcare and offer a forum for grassroots actions to connect with public policy in Africa, India, Central America and Eastern Europe. In June 2005, Malini Saba donated one million dollars towards kick-starting the world’s major Heart Research Center for South Asians at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA.
In 2004, Malini toured India and Sri Lanka after it had been ravaged by a Tsunami. With her sense of responsibility and duty, she pledged ten million dollars to aid all the victims of the tragedy.
Malini Saba was born from a humble family in Kuala Lumpur. Her parents were originally from Sri Lanka, but Malini was fortunate to grow up in Australia. At nineteen years old, Malini decided to seek greener pastures and moved to the United States with only two hundred dollars in her pocket.
Her husband was studying at a university in the United States and Malini used that opportunity to attend free lectures. She acquired lots of knowledge that will later be useful in her investing and philanthropic career. She consulted some investment bankers on how they deal with obstacles as well as questioning them. She then started investing her small savings in areas like real estate and telecommunication.
Her ability to isolate and invest in extremely successful companies shows how she totally grasped sound investment practices. She has invested in businesses like Sycamore Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMR), PayPal Inc. (acquired by eBay Inc. for about one billion dollars) and NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Juniper Networks Inc. for about four billion dollars). The success story of Malini Saba is an inspiration and a testament to many that you can succeed so long as you have the required focus.