Malini Saba is one of the most well-known investors and philanthropists of South Asian origin who is using her own investment funds to help communities around the world. As a founder of the investment company, Saban, she is also credited with making numerous successful investments in the developing nations, where other investors are reluctant to invest. As such, she actively managed investments in oil and gas industries in Asia and China. Similarly, her intuition to invest in the real estate of Australia and India during a weak local economy proved the right decision in the long-run.
Perhaps, the risk-taking appetite was due to the lessons learned from investing in tech industries of the United States when such companies as Yahoo and EBay were at the early stage of their development. For instance, her investment in Paypal and Juniper Network brought her great fortune. She also gained massive capital from stocks of Yahoo and EBay. Instead of accumulating wealth, Malini Saba decided to put her money to good use by contributing heavily to humanitarian causes.
In 2001, Malini started “Stree: Global Investments in Women, a ground-breaking project for the women of low-income families. The project empowers women to interact with the community and play a more active role in the society. The project was inaugurated by U.S. president Bill Clinton and Queen Noor of Jordan. Not only it helps women gain access to legal and health initiatives, but the project also allows women to participate in programs related to public policy. Currently, the program operates in Africa, Central America, India and East Europe.
Saba Malini also donates considerable time in dealing with charities and non-profits. In 2004, she pledged nearly $10 million dollars for the development projects in the Tsunami struck, Sri Lanka. Just one year later, she also donated $1 Million to the first ever Heart Research Center for South Asians at El-Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California. Besides, Malini has invested heavily in philanthropic causes related to the well-being of children.