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Media Mogul Kerry Packer

Famous Australian People - Kerry Packer Biography

australian businessman Kerry PackerKerry Packer is was one of the most influential businessmen in Australia. With his Publishing and Broadcasting Limited company he controlled much of the media in the country. He had television interests, magazines, newspaper, and internet properties.

He was the richest man in Australia and had business interests in gaming, entertainment, many forms of media, real estate, horses, and more. The family owned company "Consolidated Press Holdings" was the major share holder of PBL.

Packer was known as a hard man that ruled over his businesses with an iron fist, and did not make friends easily.

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Kerry Packer's PBL Publishing and Broadcasting Limited company logo

Kerry Packer was married to Roslyn and the couple had a daughter (Gretel) and a son (James).

James Packer has taken the reigns of PBL after the passing of Kerry in 2005. James Packer now takes the title of the richest person in Australia.

Famous Kerry Packer Quotes about Business..

  • If a working class Englishman saw a bloke drive past in a Rolls-Royce, he'd say to himself "Come the social revolution and we'll take that away from you, mate". Whereas if his American counterpart saw a bloke drive past in a Cadillac he'd say "One day I'm going to own one of those". To my way of thinking the first attitude is wrong. The latter is right.
    Kerry Packer Quote
  • There are two great moments in a man's life. One, when he buys his first yacht. Second, when he sells the thing!
    Kerry Packer Quote
  • I agree completely with my son James when he says 'Internet is like electricity. The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge'.
    Kerry Packer Quotes

Photos of Kerry Packer..

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Australian Businessman

Born : 17th of December, 1937
Name : Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer
Famous for : Becoming the richest man in Australia and for controlling his vast media interests through PBL.
Died : 26th of December, 2005

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