Most people find it fulfilling to give back to the society after they have amassed wealth from different ventures. The case is no different for Sanjay Shah Denmark. For a long time, he had been making contributions to various charities through Plan international. This was until he found a more fulfilling way of contributing to the society.
Sanjay Shah started Autism Rocks, an organization that helps children suffering from autism all over the world. Autism is a form of mental disorder that affects how children learn, interact and experience things around them. Most people are not aware when their children have this disorder. Therefore, making it hard for them to get help.
Shah discovered this when their lastborn son, Nickhil, was diagnosed with the disorder. Shah started Autism Rocks foundation in the year 2011. They had taken Nickhil to a hospital in Dubai after noticing that he vomited every time he took anything. The visit to the hospital, saw them referred to a psychiatrist who was later to diagnose their beloved son with autism.
After this, Shah felt the need to reach out to other children suffering from this disorder together with their families. Autism rocks holds various artistic events where invites only are allowed. The events invite big musician who attract the high-end crowd. Money raised from this events goes towards autism. The money is used to fund study and further research of this disease.
About Sanjay Shah
Sanjay Shah was born in Kenya. However, his family moved to the UK when he was still young. He had the opportunity to be raised in one of the posh estates in England. He was fortunate enough to have lots of opportunities. This allowed him to choose whatever career he wanted. Initially, he took a medicine degree. However, he dropped out after realizing that that was not where his passion lay.
He pursued a business degree that saw him first work for an investment bank. His career in as an employed individual was short-lived. He felt limited, having to stay stuck in the office for long hours. Therefore, he quit and founded his own company, Solo Capital. He started out in a very tiny office and with very few employees. However, over the five years of the company’s existence, this company has seen him amass a lot of wealth, approximately $ 280 million.
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