The Story of Hussain Sajwani and The Oath of Youth

Hussain Sajwani had an early relationship with hard work when he worked for his father in the family business in Dubai. He worked long hours after school selling person and consumer items, Chinese imports, and office supplies.

He was often frustrated and said to his father that when he grew up he would never be self-employed because the hours were terrible. He would rather get a degree and become a professional so he would have regular working hours.

Hussain was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to the University of Washington where he graduated with degrees in economics and engineering. He then returned to Dubai where he worked in the gas industry as an engineer.

This job lasted only a short time until he ran into an opportunity that only a self-employed approach would solve. So much for his childhood oath.

Hussain formed a catering company that sold meals to the US Army during the Gulf Wars in that region of the world. That venture was very successful and taught Sajwani how to manage and run a large organization.

In 2002, Sajwani established DAMAC Properties, a real estate company designed to build and manage properties in Dubai. The UAE had just eliminated restrictions for foreign nationals immigrating to the UAE. This prompted Sajwani to predict that a new real estate boom was about to occur, and he wanted to be in the position to take advantage of it.

Sajwani had the rare talent of promotion and marketing, and he wasted no time in getting started. He began to promote his unique accommodations and the response was very positive indeed. In fact, his very first project was completely sold out prior to any construction being started at all.

DAMAC Properties was to become the Hussain Sajwani family basis for wealth, and it grew very rapidly. Customers were enthusiastic about the luxury apartments and villas with their fabulous Versace and Fendi interiors.

Sajwani joint-ventured with Donald Trump on several Trump golf courses that were placed at key apartments and resorts. The Tiger Woods-designed courses were perfect for the desired ambiance of the developments.

To date, the DAMAC owner has built 19,000 apartments with another 44,000 in some stage of development.

Read more: Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani | Bloomberg and Hussain Sajwani | Forbes

The Woman Behind some of Hip-Hop’s Biggest Moves in the Last Decade Acknowledged by Billboard

Any Hip-hop head knows the name Sean Carter. As his alter-ego Jay Z dominated the rap scene from the themid 90s unto present day, a multitude of buinesses, companies, and corporations have allowed Carter to make the move from all star rapper to Hip-hop mogul. However, without another name, that some Hip-hop fans may not recognize as instantly as Carter’s, the multi-platinum selling artist may have never become as well known in the first place. That name is Desiree Perez, and as one of Carter’s biggest assets on the business side of the music industry, Perez has been responsible for some of the most lucrative deals made by a variety of Carter’s companies.

Known for her quick witted intelligence, mind for business, and ruthless negotiating skills, Perez has shown herself to be integral to Carter’s circle of management that criss-crosses his companies. Not only a member of the Hova Circle of influence, Perez also holds a special place in the inner circle of one of Roc Nation’s most famed artists, Rihanna. This personal friendship, and business relationship, developed with the artist after Desiree negotiated an extremely profitable touring partnership for Rihanna from mobile giant Samsung. Recently having made Billboard Magazine’s end of the year Top Women Executives in the Music Industry list, Perez has worked hard for her place among the top of the top, and has provided for a multitude of Carter’s companies for years.

Alongside some of the most notable female names in the industry is exactly where Perez belongs, and she has fought for this moment for the majority of her career. One of her latest negotiations included providing a re-signing of the lucrative partnership between LiveNation and Roc Nation. As Chief Operating Officer for Roc Nation, Perez has led the legendary Hip-hop label through many prominent successes, and will undoubtedly continue to as the years progress.

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