Category: Women

Top female investor and Philanthropist: Malini Saba

Malini Saba is a self made success who is passionate about helping others and thus her philanthropic nature. She is one of the world’s top investors and a philanthropist of south Asian Origin. Malini was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but grew up in Australia. When she was nineteen years old, she moved to the United States where she and her husband pursued their education at the Stanford University. During their stay in the U.S, the couple faced a lot of financial challenges and Malini was forced to work odd jobs around the college campus so she would supplement her income.

It was during her time in collage that her passion for finance and investment began to manifest. She would attend business management lecture and crash into gatherings where investment bankers were around. She would engage them in meaningful conversations then ask for their advice on various issues. With the acquired knowledge, she slowly started investing in sectors like communication and real estate.

Ms. Malini Saba is currently the chairperson of the Saban Company, an organization that has retained varied investment interests around the world. The company’s investment interests range from technology companies in the US, oil and gas properties located in China as well as real estate ventures in Australia and India. Her investment career began as a Silicon Valley venture in the 1990s and in the mid 2000 Saba was looking beyond the borders of the US into Asia and South America for commodity investing firms.

Stree: Global Investment in Women is non-profit making organization that was started in 2001 with an aim of influencing the way low income women and children worldwide see themselves and their role in society. The firm is supported by the former US President Bill Clinton and Jordan’s Queen.

Behind her business persona, Malini is an impassioned philanthropist known for her donations. In 2005, she made a $1 million donation to facilitate the first Heart Research Centre for the South Asian community. In the previous year, 2004, she had toured the Tsunami ravaged areas in India and Sri Lanka where she donated $10 million to the victims of the tragedy.

 Malini Saba‘s rise and success in the business world has been an inspiration to many. Her hard work, knowledge and persistence caused one investment return to led to another and at the full cycle, Saba became a multi-millionaire. Her success in business can only be succeeded by her passion for philanthropy.