They say if you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs. Where you see obstacles, a true entrepreneur will see opportunity. Sanjay Shah is well versed in this line and has been widely influential in the world of business. Shah grew up in Marylebone in central London after his parents moved to London. He joined Kings College to pursue a career in medicine but left shortly after for a job in the city. Shah has toiled for several firms including the Morgan Stanley Bank, Dutch bank and ING before starting up his very own brokerage firm.
Shah founded the Autism rocks foundation in 2014 where he currently resides as the CEO. The organization aims at raising Autism awareness as well as conducting research on Autism. In June of 2015, Shah purchased the Autism.Rocks domain for 100,000 dollars. The domain hosts the organization’s web page. Shah is also the CEO of Solo Capital, a consultancy, investment, and trading firm that has its offices in Dubai and London. He started the company after leaving Rabobank the Dutch bank back in 2009.In 2014, Shah had an estimated net worth of 280 million dollars
Shah got inspired to form the autism foundation after Nikhil; his two-year-old son was diagnosed with Autism following an incident related to food intolerance. Since then, Shah has been at the forefront of Autism awareness funding various charities inspired by the condition. Shah launched the Autism Rocks Foundation in Café de Paris in West London raising 200,000 Euros with about 700 people in attendance at the exclusive event. Shah’s musical background and entrepreneurship skills have helped him facilitate donations for the fund holding numerous concerts that raise money for Autism. The list of acclaimed acts the organization has hosted includes Joss Stone, Xavier Rudd, Joss Stone and Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Prince and famed American rapper Snoop Dogg.
Funds raised from these donations go to the Autism Research Trust, which supports the Autism Research Center(ARC). ARC is London based and works to understand further the effects and causes of Autism. ARC has been widely influential in Autism research and is credited with the discovery of the effects of Autism on different parts of the brain with regards to gender.
The Autism rocks foundation aims at empowering kids with Autism and facilitating their everyday needs. Sanjay Shah uses the organization as a means to reach out to children with Autism and help them out. Shah uses his entrepreneurship skills as a means to give back to the community and in doing so has helped create a brighter world for tomorrow’s generation. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
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