Flo Rida and Tyga, along with many other rappers and pop singers, have hit the road again, recently performing in concert in Dubai, the biggest city in the UAE. But it’s no ordinary concert they’ve performed in. This one is for Autism Rocks, a foundation started by Sanjay Shah to bring attention to autism, and this charity concert was held to raise money for research into it. Autism is a personal thing for Shah, as he’s helped raise a son who is diagnosed with it. But Sanjay believes that the more people understand about autism, the more they will come together to help its victims cope with it, and perhaps one day find a cure.
Sanjay Shah Denmark at one point thought he might the one treating people with autism. When he was younger, he wanted to become a physician so he could help people with deadly diseases. Unfortunately, medical school proved to be a little too much for him, so he studied economics and finances instead. Shah got hired by some major investment banks, and spent a number of years as an accountant for them. But being an accountant began to take a toll on him, and he started looking for other opportunities.
In 2009 after the financial crash came, Shah decided he wanted to help investors and money borrowers make better financial decisions, so he decided to open up an investment boutique firm. It wasn’t easy, Shah was nearly broke and only had enough to open a small office in an inconspicuous part of London. But he was able to attract some clients to get started, and he invested their money into such highly profitable markets that soon his business, Solo Capital grew into a major firm. Shah was able to setup an office building and run a full investment operation, and by the year 2015 Solo Capital had gone from scratch to a net worth of $15 million.
Shah has since gotten less involved with running the company, and is considered retired now. He founded Autism Rocks a few years after his son was born and now spends time promoting it.