James Packer

Australian Businessman
Born Sep 8, 1967

James Douglas Packer is an Australian businessman. Packer is the son of the late media mogul, Kerry Packer and grandson of Sir Frank Packer. He inherited control of the family company, Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, which controls investments in Crown Limited, Consolidated Media Holdings and other companies.… Read More

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    Wall Street Journal - 7 days ago
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1967 Birth Born on September 8, 1967.


1999 - 2003 4 More Events
2005 37 Years Old At Packer's urging, the magazine group then controlled by his family, Australian Consolidated Press, acquired a 41 per cent stake in online advertiser carsales in October 2005. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2006, Packer began discussing whether to sell Channel Nine and the Australian Consolidated Press magazine group to help fund his move into the international gaming and tourism business. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2007, Packer sold another 25 per cent share of the joint-venture PBL Media to CVC for $515 million.


2008 40 Years Old In October 2008, Packer wrote down his final 25 per cent stake in PBL Media to zero. … Read More
2010 42 Years Old Packer purchased an 18% stake in Network Ten in 2010, quickly offloading half to Lachlan Murdoch. … Read More
2011 43 Years Old In late May 2011 Packer made a reported 80 million investment in daily deals sites Scoopon and Catch of the Day through a partnership between his Consolidated Press Holding and several other investors, including Andrew Bassat, a co-founder of
2012 44 Years Old In December 2012, Packer and producer-filmmaker Brett Ratner formed a joint venture, RatPac Entertainment. … Read More
The settlement was approved by the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 17 April 2014, with 14.93 million to be paid by the Packer family's Consolidated Press Holdings, 11.77 million to be paid by Packer's Crown Resorts and 13.3 million to be paid by News Corp. … Read More
2015 47 Years Old In 2015 BRW Rich 200, Packer's net worth was assessed at 6.08 billion, making him the seventh richest Australian. … Read More
As of January 2016, Forbes magazine estimated Packer's wealth at 3.5 billion, down from the 6.60 billion published by Forbes in their 2014 list of the richest people in Australia.
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