Geoffrey Edelsten

Australian Businessman
Born May 2, 1943

Geoffrey Walter Edelsten is an Australian medical entrepreneur. He was the first private owner of a major Australian football team when he bought the Sydney Swans Football Club in 1985. Edelsten was formerly a general practitioner, but was deregistered in New South Wales in 1988 and also in Victoria. In 1990, Edelsten spent a year in jail for soliciting an underworld figure, Christopher Dale Flannery, to assault a former patient and for perverting the course of justice.… Read More

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  • Edelsten's Whiny Website Crashes
    Bussiness Day - Oct 27, 2013
  • Geoffrey Edelsten Accused Of Criminal Contempt Of Court In Florida
    Brisbane Times - Sep 22, 2013
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    Threat To Destroy Brynne And Me
    Byron Shire News - Nov 21, 2012
  • Wrestling With Problems: Edelstens Parted Briefly, Court Told
    Brisbane Times - Oct 10, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Geoffrey Edelsten.


1943 Birth Edelsten was born in Carlton, an inner suburb of Melbourne, on 2 May 1943.


1960 17 Years Old He attended Princes Hill Public School and, in 1960, matriculated from Mount Scopus Memorial College, Australia's first Jewish co-educational school.


He went on to study at the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1966. … Read More
1969 26 Years Old In 1969, he and a colleague set up a new medical practice in the Sydney suburb of Coogee. … Read More
1971 28 Years Old In 1971, Edelsten and a colleague, Tom Wenkart, launched Preventicare, a Sydney-based company providing diagnostic tests and computerised history-taking for doctors throughout Australia, using new equipment from the United States which could quickly and cheaply process pathology specimens. Preventicare quickly incurred debts, because some of its operations were economically unsound, and because of the slow payment of patients' accounts totalling far more than the company's debts. In July 1971, the Equity Court appointed a provisional liquidator to act as a temporary business manager to put the company's financial affairs in order. … Read More


1978 35 Years Old After three years in Los Angeles, California, Edelsten returned to Australia in 1978 to resume his general practice, surgical and obstetric commitments.


1984 - 1986 3 More Events
1988 45 Years Old In 1988, New South Wales removed Edelsten from its medical register for using unqualified staff for laser surgery.
1990 47 Years Old In 1990, he was convicted for perverting the course of justice and soliciting Christopher Dale Flannery to assault a former patient. … Read More
1992 49 Years Old In 1992, New South Wales politician Fred Nile told Parliament that since Edelsten's deregistration in the state, he had relocated to Victoria where he could practise medicine. … Read More


2001 58 Years Old In 2001, Edelsten launched "Gene E", a company offering paternity testing by mail order. … Read More


2003 - 2005 3 More Events
2008 65 Years Old Following the Australian government's 2008 decision to open "GP Super Clinics" in 31 locations across the nation, Edelsten challenged the Department of Health's use of the word "superclinic", which he claimed to be a registered trademark belonging to Allied Medical Group. … Read More
2009 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2009, Edelsten announced his intention to marry Brynne Gordon, a 25-year-old fitness instructor from California. They were married on Sunday 29 November 2009, in Melbourne's Crown Casino. … Read More
2011 68 Years Old Brynne Edelsten subsequently appeared in Series 11 of Dancing with the Stars, from which she was eliminated on 12 June 2011.
2012 69 Years Old In June 2012, thieves stole luxury cars belonging to Edelsten, worth more than $1.4 million. … Read More
2014 71 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2014, it was announced that Edelsten's marriage to Brynne was over. … Read More
2015 72 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, Edelsten is a contestant in the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. … Read More
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