Autism Rocks Solo Capital
Sanjay Shah, who is a hedge-fund manager, wanted to find a way to aid in the research of autism. It wasn’t clear to him how to do that until he sat down one day and had a conversation with Snoop Dogg. The famous rapper showed up to his home in Dubai one day and gave him an idea to persuade super stars to provide concerts for the cause.
Sanjay Shah grew up in Central London where he studied medicine at King’s College. It was then, while he was attending college, that he decided he did not want to be a doctor. Instead, he became an accountant for a short time where he worked for several different firms. After several years in the daily grind, Sanjay Shah decided to start his own brokerage business, called Solo Capital. Five years later he now has a net worth of $280 million.
Solo Capital has offices if Dubai and London that allow him to expand his talents into other areas of business such as organizing the annual music festival Blended. He still owns the businesses, but has since retired and redirected his focuses on raising awareness for autism.
Autism Rocks is a charity that Sanjay Shah has developed in hopes of raising awareness and the possibility of a cure to those diagnosed with autism. He is part of the music world, where he has raised funds and awareness through concerts with Lenny Kravitz and Price who have agreed upon the “gigs” with Sanjay to raise money for the cause. Sanjay Shah has always been in the position to offer the best possible treatment for his son, but realizes that others do not have the resources that he has had. His son has inspired him to continue to be passionate about the charity, Autism Rocks, and continue to provide the funds for the research. His hopes are of course for a cure, but also to give others a fighting chance to invest in the research and to help others with the diagnosis.