When I think of businesswoman and investor Malini Saba, I think of someone who’s overcame adversity and captured success, with a great moral compass to match. To me, Malini Saba as an individual is shining confirmation that the American Dream is still alive and well. She’s achieved everyone of her goals through hard work and dedication, nothing was handed to her. That’s probably what I like most about Saba, as I too come from humble beginnings. She’s reached a level of success most of us only dream of.
Saba was born and raised in Australia. Before her 20th birthday Saba became an immigrant when she moved to the United States with just $200 to her name. Talk about a leap of faith. I don’t even travel more than 50 miles without at least $300 in my pocket. Once in the U.S. she and her husband managed to obtain a place of residence that they struggled to keep every month the rent was due. Despite Saba and her husband struggling financially they still managed to pursue their education at Stanford University, where Saba first thought of becoming an investor. Saba would also crash meet-ups of investment bankers around the city. She claims she learned more about investing conversing with the attendees than she ever did in her time spent in the classroom.
Saba is considered by most to be one of the top female investors in the world, not to mention, she may be the quintessential investor of South Asian descent as well. Though I would imagine much more than women of South Asian descent look up to Saba.
I know most people admire Saba for her business accomplishments, but I’ve always admired her the most for her endeavors as a philanthropist. Saba really gives off the vibe of someone who truly cares about other people. A quality I definitely don’t take likely. Saba has contributed funds to several charities and non-profit organizations, and even started her own in 2001. “Stree: Global Investments in Women,” is a non-profit organization committed to finding solutions to the troubles that plague financially stressed women and children globally, including the way they perceive themselves. In 2016, Stree donated over $370,000 to victims of the Ecuador Earthquake.
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