The international investment boutique, Solo Capital Partners, began its London-based services in September 2011. Since that time it has become hugely successful in proprietary trading, consulting, and professional sports investments. It is controlled by Solo Group Holdings, which is controlled by CEO and founder, Sanjay Shah. This is his most prized company, but he also owns and controls several others throughout the world. And he isn’t finished adding to the list of companies he owns and controls. As of this year, he is worth about $280 million.
Shah intended to go into medicine and actually studied to be a doctor. However, while doing so he decided the medical life was not for him. Instead, he decided his passion lay in finances. For the next several years he worked successfully for a string of different investment banks. Like many other people in the financial industry, he was really hard hit in the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. In the end, he found himself without a job and unable to get another one. So he decided to start his own brokerage company. And thus, Solo Capital was born.
Shah has long been a big giver to charities. In 2011, giving to autism research became a very personal passion for him after his son was diagnosed with it. But he wanted to do more than just give money In 2014, he had his chance. In that year he teamed with Snoop Dogg to put on an annual autism research concert benefit called Autism Rocks. Since that time, the increasingly popular concert benefits have featured the likes of Prince, Drake, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble, and Snoop Dogg. In 2015, Shah set up the website, Autism.Rocks.
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