PAKISTAN - Syed Haider Zafar, born and raised in Pakistan, by a well-known political family, has become one of the most influential people in his home country.
Zafar started his path to success by attending High School in the city of Bath, England, UK. He later went on to college at Rutgers, in Western New Brunswick, where he studied International Business. Unfortunately he was unable to graduate due to family issues. Shortly after college, Zafar began to focus on doing business in the Hip-Hop industry, against his parents' wishes. Zafar attempted to form a record label influenced by the streets of Miami. The goal was to help new artists become successful when they might not have had a chance otherwise. Derrick Johnson, aka Toro, was an artist that Zafar worked with closely. He had a promising career, but was fatally shot. Zafar thought very highly of him and even paid for the funeral. Zafar also had the pleasure of working with Jayceon Taylor, aka Game, rapper from the West Coast. Additionally, Syed Haider Zafar was fortunate enough to meet Rick Ross and ended up investing in his record label Slip N Slide'.
Zafar later befriended Ali Alex Adam who was very influential in the Hip-Hop industry. Ali Adam, aka Zoe, introduced Zafar to Hip-Hop in a big way. Their first project was called Life Line'. The new duo, Zoe and Zafar, went on to produce 7 songs with an artist named Bazil Knight (a long time friend of Zoe). Zafar involved himself in this project with a strong belief in his friend Zoe. The CD had a chance for a big record deal in New York. However, there was a lot of additional work to be completed. Unfortunately, it did not pan out due to the artist not embracing the passion needed to take him to the next level.
Zafar had great belief in his friend, Zoe; therefore he agreed to take on another project and assist the rapper, Toro, towards success. However, in the middle of the project, Zafar's mother unexpectedly passed away and he had to go home to assist family with her funeral arrangements. His mother was everything to him and Zavar was deeply saddened by her passing. After returning back to Miami, Zafar was having trouble keeping things going. However, his good friend Zoe was there to help. But, all too soon, Zafar could not escape his streak of bad luck. Three months later his Father also passed away. This was especially devastating because he wasn't sure where to go next. Somehow, with the support of his family and friends, Zafar was able to stand on his feet again. Anyone that knew Zafar, knew how close he was with his parents. After his Father passed away and he returned back to the states, he found out a very shocking truth about his best friend Ali Adam aka Zoe. Zoe was arrested on the West Coast for criminal activity, which Zafar was completely uninformed about. Zoe had kept a great deal of information from him. Zafar had only maintained a relationship with him in the Hip-Hop world. The feds tried to question Zafar but luckily all of the cases with Ali Adam were from 1994-1999. Zafar had met Zoe in 2001 and had no idea about his past. Federal officers approached Zafar in the company of Mrs. Zafar's lawyers. They had four hours of interviewing with questions about Ali Adam. Zafar informed them on the truth about the Hip-Hop business.
Zafar came from a third world country and grew up watching MTV. He realized that he had a good chance to be successful in the Hip-Hop industry when he found himself interacting with the same people he grew up watching on TV. But as it turned out, Hip-Hop was not for Zafar. He did not understand the business and ended up losing a lot of money. However, he still has a great deal of respect for the industry and all of the entertainers.
After a long run in the Hip-Hop industry, Zafar made a difficult decision to return home. Even though his parents were no longer with him, he felt that he must take care of his family. Zafar quickly moved onto a new venture. His family was in the clothing business for over 35 years, so he decided to go back to his roots and take over their clothing business, which employs over 1400 people. The company does business with many high-end customers. They work with clients such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Nike and Abercrombie & Fitch, etc. The business is thriving!
Today, Zafar has investments in real estate and restaurants all over the world. His achievements include:
*Meeting Kofi Annan, as well as Bill & Hillary Clinton
*A contract in Pakistan with the Atkins Group to construct the only 7 Star Hotel in 2006
*Deals with oil refineries around the Middle East
*Multiple investments with ICAP, a Fortune 500 company (He was so impressed with them, that he plans on starting a business with a similar business model in Dubai, with a Royal Family)
*4-5 contracts with the Government of Pakistan, valued at 0-400 million
Syed Haider Zafar has a true passion for the finer things and it certainly shows in every avenue of his life. He has owned every high-end brand of car on the planet and has a rare collection of the finest watches. It is said that the Zafar family owns enough land in Pakistan to ride a horse from sunrise to sunset and the land doesn't finish'.
Zafar prides himself on the way he was brought up and how he conducts his business, with honesty and integrity. He makes it a point to build solid relationships with good people. He has a family that he absolutely adores. He spends a great deal of time making sure they are well taken care of. Zafar is one in a million and is continuing to take the business world by storm!
Be sure to check out the article about Louis Vuitton coming out with luggage with Zafar's initials on them.