Malini Saba Building Something From Nothing

There are many great success stories about people that have immigrated to the United States, and Malini Saba is one of them. She lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the start of her life, where her parents were middle class, and then grew up in Australia. She did not stay there for long, however, because at the age of 19 she decided to move to the United States. She moved to America with only $200 and her former husband to support her. The two rented a cheap apartment next to Stanford University where her husband was attending. Due to her husband attending Standford she was able to go to classes at the school. While there she started to attend classes about the financial and investment sectors of business. From there she took her knowledge and started to seek out experienced professionals to get advice on top of her schooling. This part of the story involved her actually crashing parties where investment bankers were and asking them for advice. With this information, Malini Saba started to make her first investments with the money she had been saving while in America.

Flash forward to today and you can easily see that her unique start to her investment career worked out very well. Malini Saba’s commitment to learning the financial world has allowed her to become very successful, even to the point that she has started her own company, Saban. Her investment company Saban has made investments in many varied assets all over the world. These assets include technology companies in the US, oil and gas properties in China, and real estate ventures in Australia and India. These key investments made by her company, which she is Chairman of, have grown it to be very successful. As well as running her companies investments she has made some key ones for herself, including Sycamore Networks, PayPal, and Netscreen Technologies.

Apart from her business side, Malini Saba is also a very successful philanthropist. For example, in 2001 she started her non-profit organization, Stree: Global Investments in Women, that helps women that have a low-incomes to build up their lives. The organization focuses on assisting them build up confidence and creating a role for them in society. Along with this, she has done other great things, including donating $1 million dollars to build a hospital and pledging $10 million to tsunami victims in India and Sri.

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