The philanthropist Malini Saba

Malini Saba is a philanthropist who cares about investment in such sectors like the technology in the United States of America, oil and gas in China and real estate in Australia and India. She has invested in firms like Sycamore Networks (NASDAQ:SCMR), PayPal which was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion and Netscreen Technologies that was acquired by Juniper Networks for 44 billion. Today, Malini is the founder and the chairperson of the Stree. The Stree is a global investment in women and a nonprofit making organization that is aimed at changing the perception of the low-income and vulnerable women and children and their roles in the society.
The organization was inaugurated by the former US president Bill Clinton and Jordan’s Queen Noor to provide a means to women to access healthcare, legal empowerment and a platform for grassroots movements to get involved in public policy in Africa, Central America, India and Eastern Europe. Through the organization, in 2005, Malini donated $ 1million to start the world’s first Heart Research Center At El Camino Hospital, Mountain View for Southern Asians and made a pledge in 2004 of $10 million to help the victims of the Tsunami in Siri Lanka and India.
Saba’s investment ideas come from her entrepreneurial enthusiasm and inspiration from people like Steve Jobs, reading historical and spiritual books. This has helped Malini find the Saban firm that retains stakes in various technology companies in the US, oil and gas in China, and real estate in Australia and India. Saba starts her work day at 5 am when she handle conference calls with Asia, takes her daughter to school, attends meetings in the U.S office and later picks up her daughter from school at 3 pm.
Moreover, Saba turns ideas into a business by analyzing the market trends and gaps such as the real estate market in India, the commodity market growth of 2015. She speculates growth that she feels excited about, given her firm’s close to 5000 hectares of palm oil and large tracks of rice farms.
In my opinion, Saba is a well-focused person who knows what she wants and takes risks. Never giving up, embracing and learning from failure, believing in herself, and integrity, Malini Saba is poised for success in her business ventures.

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