When you think of business tycoon today, who do you think of. Most of us would say people like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffet. One thing you might notice is that these are all men. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a woman tycoon every once in a while? Well now we do with Malini Saba.
Malini Saba was born in Sri Lanka and traveled to the United States with very little money. She had always been interested in business, and when she attended classes at Stanford, she fell in love with investing. She traveled all over to talk with successful investors and hear their stories. She even tried to join a few venture capital firms, but was turned away because of her lack of resources. However, she was determined to never give up, and she created her own business called Saban.
Now Saban is a leading investor across the globe. Malini’s company has investments in technology in the United States, real estate in India, and oil and gas in China. She is even invested in several different types of commodities, such as rice. Malini hates to follow the status quo when it comes to life, and she treats her investments the same way. She does not like to follow current trends, but instead will look at the market and try to find where the trends will be a few years down the road. She finds that this is the best way to get a leg up on her competition. She also is not adverse to risk, and she finds that the risker her investments are, the more they seem to payoff. This strategy has gotten her one extremely successful company.
When she is not making a good name for women in the business world, she is advocating for them through her philanthropy and charity. Malini created the nonprofit organization Stree simply because she felt that women did not have the resources they needed to live a good life in third world countries. Stree now helps women get healthcare, legal empowerment, and even a way into public policy in their communities. This organization wants women to pick themselves up and make a name for themselves by creating their own businesses and becoming empowered. Malini went through a similar experience herself when she first came to the U.S., and she wants other women to follow in her footsteps. She truly is a very successful woman.