Hussain Sajwani is one of the smart men in the world who invested in real estate at the right time. In the days of his youth, he realized just how undeveloped his native Dubai was when he went to the United States and saw how commonplace it was to walk into gigantic, well managed stores. The businesses in his place of origin were well managed, but they weren’t as huge and chock full of stuff. He recalled that, in sharp contrast to 100,000 square foot Walmart’s in America, the biggest store in Dubai was 2,000 square feet. It wasn’t really a place that he went to often—it was only a place where he went to get sweets once a month.
According to Forbes Middle East, it was evident to him that Dubai was going to, and had to, go in same direction as the United States. Well, now Dubai is built up. It is now one of those places where people from all over the world go to enjoy themselves. Dubai is now such a great place that some people get into trouble after forgetting that they are in a Middle Eastern country with a culture and set of laws that are different than the West.
Hussain Sajwani is eternally grateful that his life followed the path that it did. As a result of his gratitude, he tries to give back as much as he possibly can. One of his more recent philanthropic pursuits was a donation of $2 million to the Ramadan Initiative. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid El Maktoum is the Ruler of the city of Dubai, as well as the Vice President of the United Arab Emirates. This leader started the Ramadan Initiative, and various wealthy people donated to the cause. Hussain Sajwani donated more than $2 million to the goal of providing clothes for one million youngsters throughout the world. This donation did not hit Hussain Sajwani’s pocket too hard because Sajwani is a billionaire. He is regarded as one of the most financially endowed Arabs on the planet. See Sajwani’s profile on Bloomberg.