Sanjay Shah began his career with high aspirations. His parents are originally from Kenya, but immigrated to the UK in the 1960s. Sanjay grew up in the Marylebone neighborhood in London, and studied medicine briefly before deciding against becoming a physician. He then decided to study Accounting instead, which enabled him to obtain his first position out of school with the global firm Merrill Lynch, then to Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, ING, and Rabobank. The financial crisis motivated Sanjay to venture out on his own and start Solo Capital. This led to a massive financial gain for Sanjay as his venture was able to rapidly expand in London and Dubai. His goal of raising funds for autism research has amounted to a large sum, underlying the success of his philanthropic efforts. Sanjay made the headlines for earning a large sum of money by betting on European Sovereign Debt.
Another major turning point in Sanjay’s life was the birth of his son Nikhil. The boy was unable to hold down food, and this led to bloodwork at a children’s hospital in the UK. Doctors diagnosed Nikhil with autism based on the blood test results. His son’s diagnosis motivated Sanjay to become a philanthropist, at which point Sanjay decided to start Autism Rocks. This organization brings some of the best acts out front to put on performances which raise money for research into Autism. This philanthropic venture has enabled Sanjay to pursue something fulfilling which has had a positive impact on others.
The idea for Autism Rocks began over tea between Sanjay Shah and Snoop Dogg, and has a global impact. The charity launched in 2014 in London, which was an invite-only event. The event featured Michael Buble, Lenny Kravitz, and Drake. The funds are contributed to the Autism Research Trust at Cambridge University, which supports the Autism Research Centre. This is a long-term research project which has found methods of identifying potential individuals whom will develop Autism. Autism is the fastest-growing disorder, and boys are 5 times more likely than girls to develop the condition. This disease costs an average of $60,000 per year per family. Sanjay Shah is currently in a good financial position to help others and to pass on his wealth to those whom could benefit the most from autism research. Many families would not be able to spend $60,000 per year to help an autistic child, and Autism also has a high impact on the quality of life of the child.
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