Malini Saba may not be a household name yet, but if she continues to take the world by storm at her current rate, her name will be household by the end of the decade. Malini Saba is an excellent businesswoman, is deeply involved with philanthropy, and is an excellent mother.
Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Malini was no stranger to poverty. She was able to make it to the United States when she was 19 to get the education that she so desperately wanted. The only issue was that she only had $200 to her name. Because of this, she went with her husband to classes at Stanford and learned everything that she could. She soon became very interested in business and the art of investment. She was so interested that she would even go to investment firms just to ask them about their strategies and what it would take to join them. When no firms took a risk on her, she created her own business called Saban.
Saban is now an extremely successful investment firm with investments reaching all over the globe. Malini has invested in oil and gas, technology, and several different types of commodities. She is not afraid to take risks, and because of this she has seen some extraordinary gains. During her time as the Chairwoman of Saban, she has also seen several forms of corruption and the bad sides of people. Because of this, and because of her experience with what destitution can do to people, she started the nonprofit organization Stree.
Stree was as an advocate for women all around with world, focusing on those women and children that were at-risk and in the lower income brackets. This organization works with women to get them the healthcare that they need, the empowerment that they want, the skills that they need to run their own businesses, and a foot in the door to the public policy centers of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Malini has also been directly involved with disaster relief efforts for the tsunami crisis that struck in 2008. She gave over $10 million to this cause.
While Malini Saba is out conquering the business and philanthropic world, she has not forgotten about her family. She has her husband and her child that she tries to spend every moment with. Despite being the Chairwoman of a multi-million dollar firm, she still finds the time to pick her child up from school every day. She truly is an amazing woman.