Malini Saba is a renowned investor and philanthropist. She was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sri Lankan parents and grew up in Australia. She moved to the U.S. when she was 19 years old. Life has not always been a bed of roses for her, but she was always determined to be successful and never gave up regardless of her then desperate situation.
Her investment career began when she would gate crash events and seek the advice of top investment bankers. She then used the little savings she had to invest in technology companies and has grown over the years to become one of the world’s greatest investors. She has been in the investment business for over 20 years now and has an investment company, Saban, whose board she chairs. Malini has done many works of philanthropy including visiting Tsunami victims in 2004 and pledging $10million to the affected families.
Malini featured in 1000+ Stories
Malini’s story was recently featured on The Story Exchange’s website, a non-profit media organization that tells the stories of women who are making a difference in the community. She founded Stree: Global Investments in Women in 2001 to help women and children in developing countries across the world. The organization does this by providing healthcare, education and safe accommodation for women and children with the hopes of giving them a chance in life and making the future bright for them.
Malini’s definition of success is doing what one loves and deriving joy from accomplishing one’s aspirations. She has no regrets whatsoever and though she may have made some mistakes in her past, she has drawn important lessons from them. Malini’s biggest success is her daughter who inspires her to keep fighting for women and children and makes her see meaning in her foundation.
Her biggest challenge so far has been dealing with government in developing countries. She says corruption and bribery are rampant in these countries and it has been difficult for her to advocate for positive policy and change. Despite all this, she has always stood her ground and does not let anything hinder her from achieving her goals. Malini’s greatest role model is Mother Theresa as she stood firm in her belief in God and helped millions of people.
Malini Saba is truly passionate about helping women and children. She has a blog through which she addresses various issues affecting women, especially in developing countries.