The story of Sanjay Shah and his company Solo Capital is one of the most heartwarming success stories in the financial world. It all began when Mr. Shah was brought to the UK by his Nigerian parents. At a young age, Shah fully intended on studying medicine and becoming a doctor. But after a few years of study in this field, Shah quickly realized that medicine was not for him.
Eventually Shah ended up working as an accountant for various big financial institutions in the northern sections of London. Shah would have to take the train into work every day and back home again every night. Throughout these years as an accountant, Shah tried to figure out a way to free himself from this stifling grind.
The break Shah needed happened in 2008, but it did not happen with his willing consent. The 2008 global economic collapse destroyed many peoples livelihoods, Shah’s included. Shah lost his job in 2008, and he had to regroup on his own.
Soon after this news, Shah rented a very small flat on the outskirts of London. It was from this tiny room that Solo Capital was born. He only had a few friends working with him at this time, but slowly his company grew into one of the largest international boutique financial services companies in the world.
Today Solo Capital employs thousands of people around the world, and it owns offices in London and Dubai. Mr. Shah has made so much money off of Solo Capital that he considers himself retired now.
One of the major campaigns that Shah promotes now, however, has nothing to do with finance. Shah’s youngest son was diagnosed with autism at two years old, and Shah has made it his mission to do as much as he can to help find a cure for autism.
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