James Douglas Packer is a famous investor and businessman. He has worked hard to become one of the best businessman and richest person. In the year 2017, he is the 9th richest Australian according to Forbes Magazine. He was also the chairman of PBL Company, and he has also inherited the family business of his company. If you are interested in knowing more about life and the net worth of James Packer in 2019, then you can read ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 8th September in the year 1967 in Sydney in Australia. He is the son of Roslyn and Kerry Packer. He was the grandson of Frank Packer. He used to go to Cranbrook School in Sydney. When he completed graduation, he joined his father’s cattle station. He was jackeroo at the cattle station, and he didn’t attend University.
He has got a property in Bondi Beach in Sydney. His family also has got pastoral property in Scone. He got engaged Kate Fischer and got separated, but they got separated in the year 1988. In the year 1999, he married Jodhi Meares at Bellevue Hill in Sydney. They got separated in the year 2002, and their relationship lasted for two years. He became the friend of Tom Cruise when Packer got divorced. Later on, he got married to singer and model Erica Baxter.
He got married to her in the year 2007 on 20th June. Both of them have three children. In the year 2013, they decided to separate from each other. He was also involved in a public brawl at Beach in the year 2014 along with David. AT that time, both of them were fined $500 for their bad behavior.
He got engaged to Mariah Carey in the year 2016 in January, but later on, they broke up with each other in October. Their breakup was due to the fact Carey used to spend a lot of money but later on Packer cleared that the mistake was done from both the sides and she was not only responsible for it.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He is the shareholder of one of the largest casino groups in Australia, in the year 2017; the profit of Crowns Resort was around $8 billion. Every year, there are around millions of people who visit his resort. He has also invested his money in various stakes like at the beginning he got stakes in online sites like Car sales and SEEK. Later, he became the owner of Channel Nine and was thinking about selling it.
He was also the director of an Australian Company of Telecommunications. After his father’s death, he decided to leave his family business and paid attention to creating a gambling empire of his own in the whole world. He is also working in other business ventures even with which he alas been able to gain a lot of recognition. Although he hasn’t won any awards till now, he has got his name in one of the richest peoples lists of Australia.
Net Worth & Earnings
James Packer has net worth of $4 billion. He is the founder of Packer Family Foundation and not only this, but he has also founded Crown Resorts Foundation. In the year 2014, his foundation raised a fund which was among Australia’s largest funds collected by philanthropists.
James Packer who studied and got into the business of his family decided to leave it when his father died. At that time, he took a great step and decided to create one of the largest gambling empires in the world, and he has become successful in it.