When asked about the source of his personal fortune, Saifee Durbar replied:
"My grandfather is the last Maharaja. My father went into exile in Pakistan after India won its independence in 1947, after which he settled in Saudi Arabia. He made his fortune in textiles and finance. But I made mine using my own means without the family money. I began in London in 1986 with a job in a gas station. Afterwards, I became a hairstylist, then I launched my own import/export company. I knew the ropes. In 1999, I got interested in banking. I was a broker in real estate operations. I effected the transactions of a lot of wealthy Saudis. These are fields that I know almost innately."