Malini Saba is a well-known philanthropist and one of the leading investors in the world. She is of South-Asian origin. Saba is the founder of Saban, a company that retains wide-ranging investment interest throughout the entire world. Some of the primary investment interest are in real estate in Australia and India, oil, and gas in China and technology in the USA among other interests. Malini Saba has a great passion for philanthropic activities in the society. Saba is a self-made success and has a strong passion for helping other women.
Malini Saba started a non-profit organization in 2011, which is known as Stree: Global Investments in Women. The group aims at positively changing the way at-risk and low-income earning women and children view themselves and their roles in the society. The organization was privileged to be inaugurated by President Clinton, a former US president, and Queen Noor of Jordan. Stree: Global Investments in Women provides a platform for women to get access to legal empowerment, health care, as well as a forum for startup grassroots movements to easily connect to public policy in Africa, Eastern Europe, India and Central America.
Malini made a donation of $1 million in June 2015. The aim of the contribution was to work as a kick-starter to the first Heart Research Center in the world for South Asians. The center was to be established at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View in California. In 2004, Malini Saba made a tour to the areas that the Tsunami had ravaged in Sri Lanka and India. She made a pledge of $10 million to the tragedy victims in the island nation. Malini began her investment career as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley in the 1990s. She made investments in 20 different technology companies including Netscreen Technologies, PayPal Inc., and Sycamore Networks Inc.
Malini Saba was born to Sri Lankan parents in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malini grew up in Australia and later moved to the United States at the age of 19. She pursued her education at Stanford University Campus in California. She continued her education at the University of Western Australia in Perth to at her Ph.D. in Psychology.
With her already growing desire for finance and investment, Malini Saba started attending business management lectures at her college. She additionally started meeting people from the venture capital community. With the guidance and suggestions that she received, she began investing her scrimpy savings in commodities and stocks. One successful investment led to another successful investment and by the time she turned 34, she had become a multi-millionaire.