Hussain Sajwani, chairman, CEO and founder of the DAMAC Group is a whole lot more than the billionaire who made the #3. spot on the Forbes list for billionaires in the United Arab Emirates. He is also family man and a philanthropist who cares greatly about children and refugees around the world. His support for causes and organizations who help lift people up out of their suffering and hopelessness is great, and his hope for the future is infectious. Hussain believes that education is the hallmark of success, and that no child should miss out on the opportunity for education and basic human rights.
Hussain Sajwani has donated lots of his time and own money to causes that support children and one of these is the Emirates Red Crescent, which is a Ramadan initiative that was started up by Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Hussain donated AED two million to the organization, which helped 1 million children receive clothing and the warmth they need to survive horrible weather conditions, such as, the brutal snow storm, Huda. Hussain stated that “The young are the future of society and it is crucially important to provide the right environment to give them the very best possible start in life.” Without the aid from Hussain, 50,000 children would of gone without proper clothing.
Hussain Sajwani helped countless refugees from suffering by donation $272,000 to the “Yemen We Care” campaign. This initiative of the United Arab Emirates provides education, relief, and basic healthcare to 10 million Yemenis. So many refugees receive no help and end up starving or dead. Because of people like Hussain, millions of refugees no longer have to worry about taking care of their basic needs.
As a family man, Hussain Sajwani is married to his loving wife who helps him to raise their 4 children. It is his hope that he can pass on his ethical values and moral standards to his children who in turn can continue to make our world a better place.