Sanjay Shah: What Made Him A Millionaire? The Solo Capital Legacy Explained!

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Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Amazing Parents, Business Ingenuity, Donations | Posted on 10-03-2016

Today, former British stocks trader turned philanthropist, Sanjay Shah manages a fairly large collection of companies. Solo Capital became the investor’s golden enterprise, which earned him the better percentage of his fortune. Among Uk’s top-earning hedge fund capitalists, he’s amassed over $280 million. Prior to establishing Solo Capital, Shah held different positions trading in the investment and financial markets. Global Citizen-Magazine, a prominent media boutique revealed that Shah initially set out to become a medical doctor. While he was in pursuit of a career in medicine, Shah became an accountant. The well-founded King’s College graduate didn’t settle for a life of endless record keeping either. His desire for an eventful city life was too resolute. Firstly, Shah secured a job with Merrill Lynch Bank before joining others: Rabobank, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and ING.

While working for these companies, Shah learned a lot. Unfortunately, the investment banking executive career ended prematurely as institutions faced unpredictable challenges. As chaos consumed investment and financial markets in 2009, these institutions had no choice to redundant workers. Sanjay Shah was among the batch that was let off. He didn’t allow this disappointing reality to shape his future. Having earned an education from first-hand experiences commanding different investment banking institutions, agencies, and financial firms. This job uncertainty became his motivation. Sanjay Shah founded Solo Capital and subsidiaries. Under controlling partner, Solo Capital Holdings, Shah manages other financial groups. The tally of companies he owns today is beyond 36. These companies are spread across different countries, including Luxembourg, London, Dubai, the BVI (British Virgin Islands), Cayman Islands, and Malta. Old Park Lane-Capital is the group’s latest acquisition. Today, Shah no longer trades as he’s focused attention to running his conglomerates and organizations.

Now, the retired investor organizes charity concerts presented by Autism Rocks. Shah son Nikhil is autistic. This life-altering reality opened his heart to giving. Through Autism Rocks, Shah has funded ongoing research conducted by ART (Autism Research Trust) and ARC (Autism Research Center). A component of Cambridge University, ARC conducts needed research into understanding autism. Sanjay Shah, a trustee of ART which funds ARC programs has been helping children worldwide especially the disadvantaged in India. He sponsors them through the charitable foundation, Plan International. Additionally, he took up office as director back in 2013, a position he still holds.

Autism Rocks presents some of the entertainment industry’s finest music acts, including rapper Snoop Dogg, Drake the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Prince and Michael Buble among others. Sanjay Shah Autism Rocks concerts are an invitation-only occasion, accommodating the country’s privileged donors and music lovers. Recently, Shah commissioned Done Events, a prominent entertainment consultancy agency in Dubai. With the new contract, Shah plans to promote his organization as he hopes to organize expansions. In 2014, he hosted a reggae festival, an event he’s planning to host yearly with Done Events expertise on entertainment planning.

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Parents Die Protecting their Daughter

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Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in A Storm's a Brewin', Amazing Parents, Tragic Tornado | Posted on 13-05-2015

Michael and Melissa Mooneyhan were high school sweethearts who got married to each other in 2004. The couple resided in their hometown on Nashville, Arkansas where they shared an 18-month-old daughter together.

On Sunday, tragedy struck the small town of Nashville, Arkansas who has a population of 4,700. A tornado struck on Mother’s Day, ripping through neighborhoods. The Mooneyhans lived in a mobile home park where the tornado touched down. Parts of the park were completely untouched, while others were demolished. The Mooneyhans lived in the section where the tornado picked up the homes and smashed them to pieces.

While picking through the rubble of the homes, the bodies of Michael and Melissa Mooneyhan were found according to the story on BuzzFeed.com. John Gray, the local coroner, had confirmed that the couple had died from blunt force trauma during the tornado. However, rescuers found something that they did not expect- the Mooneyhan’s 18-month-old daughter still alive. The toddler was found in her mother’s arms, protected from the flying debris. The girl was checked out at the hospital and released to family members in good condition.

Family members were devastated to receive the news about Michael and Melissa, however they were delighted to hear that their daughter had survived with no injury.

The sentiment that the team at Skout took away from this story was that a parent’s love knows no boundaries.