In a recent interview carried on Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio, Solo Capital founder and Autism Rocks CEO Sanjay Shah discusses his life’s work and how success has changed his life for the better.
The podcast, hosted by Eric Dye, invites a number of successful entrepreneurs to sit down and discuss a variety of topics relating to business. The podcast can be heard all over the globe.
Shah, who became a multi-millionaire literally overnight, has a new purpose in life: finding a cure for autism. Several years ago, his youngest son, Nikhil was diagnosed with autism. “We jumped on top of this as soon as possible and found the best therapists and specialists in the world.”
Shah says he knows not everyone has the money to afford the therapies that his son has. So, in an effort to help other children around the globe, he founded Autism Rocks in 2011 to raise money for awareness and research.
Autism Rocks is a festival that brings in musical entertainers every year such as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Drake and REM to help raise money.
“According to the latest statistics, 1 in every 68 children develop autism,” said Shah. “I am using every dollar of Autism Rocks for research, and hopefully, someday, there will be a cure.”
When Shah speaks of his other life as a businessman, he says it was never his intent to become an investor. He actually went to school to become a doctor, when he decided he wanted career change. He began working for a brokerage firm in London. Within five years, he had his own hedge fund company, Solo Capital. The company has grown into one of the largest investment banks in the UK.
Today, his company is worth an estimated $350 million. Shah is in semi-retirement to tend to the needs of Nikhil. “I am thankful that my wealth has given me the opportunity to spend time with my son,” said Shah. “He is my first priority.”
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