Malini Saba – Not Your Typical Phianthropist

Malini Saba is one of the world’s top philanthropist of South Asian origin. Since the last two decades, she is actively engaged in assisting deprived communities, particularly women in less developed countries. As the chairman of Saban, Malini Saba gained immense fortune by investing in technology companies prior to the Internet revolution. Later, her stints with major tech companies included investment in Juniper Networks, Paypal, eBay and Yahoo, which enabled Malini to amass massive returns.

In subsequent years, Malini Saba also invested heavily in commodities in various risk-prone countries. Basically, she relied on her intuition to invest in environments where others were reluctant to risk their investment. As a result, Malini Saban was able to acquire lucrative investments that included large tracts of palm oil lands, oil fields, iron mining ores, real estate and agricultural fields. In fact, she complimented her decisions by investing in tech companies in developing economies of India, China and Australia.

As soon as she acquired greater wealth, Malini was also quick to share her spoils with the needy and less fortunate. Therefore, in 2001, she started a non-profit organization for women with the intention to not only help but create sustainable long-term fund that will empower women. Inaugurated by Bill Clinton and Queen Noor, the charity is helping women across the world to provide a forum for grassroots movements to connect with public policy in Africa and other least developed economies.

Interestingly, Malini Saba is unlike most of the high-profile individuals as she is a devoted mother who actively seeks time with her daughter. According to Malini, she takes great pride in caring for her daughter as she never believed in Nannys. In fact, it is her outgoing and informal personality that has helped her garner respect and success in the field. As such, Malini Saba is also involved in the day-today activities of her investment ventures where she sometimes work with workers to understand their roles and challenges these workers face.