Have you ever wondered what it looks like to rule the business world and your personal life at the same time? Look no further than Malini Saba. Malini started from the lower rungs of society and pulled herself up to become one of the most brilliant businesswomen around. On her way, she took care of her family and created organizations to help individuals become more productive members of society, earning her place as a philanthropic and business superstar.
Malini Saba was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the U.S. when she was only 19. She only had a few hundred dollars to cling to when she arrived, and she new that education was one of the only things that she needed to pursue. She went with her husband to Stanford University, taking advantage of his student credentials to get into classes that she was interested in. There should sat in on a few business courses and became enthralled with investing, particularly investment in commodities. She traveled all around to investment firms to gain more knowledge abot the field, as well as to inquire for work. When no venture capital firm would take a risk on her, she started her own firm called Saban.
Today Saban has investments all over the world. Some of their largest holdings are in several commodities, including rice and sugar. Saban is also heavily invested technology, oil, gas, and real estate in emerging markets. Malini Saba has made it well know that she is willing to take risks that other investors are not. She knows that the riskier the investment, the better chance of the positive return being large. She has also stated that she does not like to invest in current trends, believing them to be fads that will soon fade away. She wants to look five years down the road and invest in the thing that nobody has thought of yet.
While being a virtual business tycoon, she also makes time for her philanthropic side. She created the nonprofit organization Stree to help low income and at-risk women gain legal power, get access to the healthcare that they need, and get a leg up in the public policy of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. While doing all of these things, Malini also makes time for her child, whom she will always pick up from school each day. Malini Saba is a great businesswoman, mother, and philanthropist, and she should always be remembered as such.