In the news, we always hear about the bad side of business. We focus on those business tycoons that get their millions from the sweat of others. We always hear about fraud and other crimes that these white collar individuals are cooking up. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear about a tycoon that helps people and pulled herself up from rags to riches? Well now we can hear about that person, and that person is Malini Saba.
Maini Saba grew up in the poor nation of Sri Lanka, located in Asia. She moved to the United States at a very young age and with very little money. Once she and her husband went through their education, Malini became very interested in business, particularly on the investment side of things. She traveled around asking several successful investors what they did to get where they are today. She wanted to know the capital requirements and investment strategies that made these successful investors who they were. She applied to work for several investment firms and venture capital firms, but she was turned away at every corner. That is when she created Saban.
Saban is now a leading investment firm that focuses on real estate, tech, oil, and gas. They are also starting to get into the commodities markets, owning several hectares of rice patties and fields. Malini has the bold strategy to invest where nobody else is willing to. She sees risk as a good thing. She sees risk as a way to greater rewards because of the greater effort that goes into the investment. It was this strategy that led to her success.
Because of her success in the business world, she was able to give back through philanthropy. She gives out millions of dollars to charities that she believes in, and she even started one of her own. Malini created Stree, a nonprofit organization that is focused on the plight of women around the globle. This organization works with women to get them the healthcare that they need, legal empowerment, and a way to fix the public policy in their areas. Today, Stree’s reach stretches across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.
Malini Saban is focused on making a worldwide impact. She has seen what it is to be poor, and she knows what it means to grow up in a world where women are treated as lesser people. Through her investment success, she has tried to change the world to make it a better place for everyone.