Malini Saba as a philanthropist and investor has made major contributions to the field of business and investments in the United States and abroad. Saba began her business career several years ago and is a native of Southern Asia. She started working in the 1990s with multimillion Silicon Valley companies. Over the years, she invested in Sycamore Networks, PayPal, and Netscreen Technologies. Each one of these investments has helped Saba to amass a significant amount of wealth. She also chairs Saban, an internationally recognized investment firm. The company focuses on interests such as the Australian real estate industry and oil and gas production in China.
Saba is passionate about empowering people through philanthropy. To be precise, she launched “Stree: Global Investments in Women” that is a non-profit institution targeting at-risk and poor women and children. The institution was inaugurated by Queen Noor of Jordan and Bill Clinton, former United States President. Stree provides women a means to access legal empowerment and healthcare. Saba contributed $1 million as a donation to the first Heart Research Center for Southern Asians at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA. She also visited the areas affected by the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka and India. During her visit, she donated $10 million to the affected people.
Besides charity work and business, Malini Saba cherishes her family and personally takes care of her daughter. This is because she believes that spending time with her daughter helps to build a strong parent-child relationship. Saba has a keen eye for market trends. She uses these patterns to visualize how the business world will be in the next three to five years. For example, the reason why she invested in the retail and real estate sectors in India is that she predicted that there would be an increase in middle-class people. Saba has also invested in agriculture and iron ore mines. Her agricultural investments focus on rice production because she believes that the demands of this commodity will never reduce.
Saba is thrilled by the modern commodity market. She categorizes this market as volatile since it brings good returns to investors. According to Malini Saba, for one to succeed in the investment business, one must view potential investment opportunities as a seller and an operator. She believes that most successful investors are not afraid to take risks. Saba encourages budding and established entrepreneurs out there to trust their guts and believe in themselves.