I have read many success stories of people who moved to the United States and became successful and Malini Saba is no exception. I read that she used to live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when she was young. Her parents were from in the middle class and lived in Australia. Malini decided to move to the United States at the age of 19 and with nothing but $200 and her previous husband for support. The couple started off life in a low-priced apartment near the Stanford University. As her husband used to attend his classes in the university, she also got an opportunity to attend them. She attended classes that dealt with the investment and financial business sectors. In order to top up her knowledge in school, she also moved onto getting experienced professionals for advice. I got to know that this part involved her gate crashing into parties that Investment bankers attended and sought their advice. Armed with all this information, she was able to make her first investments using the money she had been saving while in America.
Fast forward to today, it is evident that her unique way of starting her investment career actually paid off handsomely. Her earlier commitment to learning the loops of the financial world allowed her to become successful to the point that she runs her own company named Saban. Through her company, I saw that she has indeed made varied investments around the world. She has invested in quite a number of assets in the world like US-based technology companies, real estate in India and Australia and oil and gas assets in China. All these investments have grown to become successful and apart from running them, she has made several of them for herself like Netscreen Technologies, Sycamore Networks and PayPal. The oil and gas sectors have offered the biggest returns so far.
About Malini Saba
She was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to middle class Sri Lankan parents and grew up in Australia. She moved to the US together with her husband and had only $200 to live on. They rented a cheap apartment near the Stanford University for four years. She attended university lectures for free being Stanford student’s spouse.
Apart from business, she is a philanthropist and started “Stree: Global Investments in Women” in 2001. It is a non-profit organization aimed to help at-risk and low income women and children to change their perception and roles in society. Stree offers women with an access to legal empowerment, healthcare and grassroots movement forum.