James Packer

Submitted by on Sep 30, 2015

James Packer

He currently holds the position of Executive Chairman of the publishing and broadcasting company, which, in effect, a monopoly in Australia. It has a controlling stake shares of commercial television “NineĀ».

Author: Olga Dunchik

He was born Sept. 8, 1967. At present, “Forbes” magazine picked him up to second place of the richest people in Australia. He is married to model and singer Erica Baxter, has two children.

James is the son of the late now Kerry Parker, the former media mogul, and grandson of Frank Parker. James himself currently holds the position of Executive Chairman of the publishing and broadcasting company, which, in effect, a monopoly in Australia. It has a controlling stake shares of commercial television “Nine.” In addition, he inherited a lot of shares of Consolidated Press Holdings Limited in a variety of major investment companies such as Crown Limited, Consolidated Media Holdings and several other lesser-known companies.

His education James Parker received Tudor House School in Mocc Vale, and later in Cranbrook School, a university degree in the Higher School Certificate. After James earned a degree in Higher School Certificate, his father Kerry Parker decided that his son must be properly prepared to manage the business, and firmly took up his training. Kerry Parker sent his son to the farm and make it work to control it and to do business, in the end it was the beginning of his future career.

James Parker is the director of the Australian phone company One Tel, which was very successful during the early part of his reign, but in May 2001 it collapsed. The company’s shares plummeted in price and James Parker suffered a loss of more than $ 327 million

in the United States. Negligence of the administrative structure of the company has led to significant losses, and later James Parker said more than once that it was a very painful blow.

After the death of his father Kerry Parker, James moved, and not particularly interested in working in the field of control of the media. It is much more interested in investing in gaming and entertainment. As a result, he gets in the Burswood Entertainment Complex. His adult son John Aspinall involved in the creation of a large group of shopping and entertainment centers and casinos in the UK.

However, the wins and no losses do not happen, and it suffered another setback when trying to open a casino Manchester. James Parker holds a 50% stake in the company Betfayr.

At present, according to “Forbes” magazine his fortune estimated at more than 7.1 billion. US dollars, in 2007 it suffered another setback that pushed him to the second step of the richest men in Australia.

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