Question about Kerry Packer

Question about Kerry Packer

Post by Madhusudan Sing » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 09:41:29


Cricinfo refers to him as Australia's richest man. Is that correct ? I would
have thought that Rupert Murdoch was the richest.
 
 
 

Question about Kerry Packer

Post by kenhig.. » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 09:44:33

Quote:

> Cricinfo refers to him as Australia's richest man. Is that correct ? I would
> have thought that Rupert Murdoch was the richest.

Murdoch is an American citizen and News Corp is now domiciled in the
US.

Of course, I'm sure he would still be eligible to play for Australia,
if picked......

Higgs

 
 
 

Question about Kerry Packer

Post by Mad Hamis » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 09:59:43

On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 19:41:29 -0500, Madhusudan Singh

Quote:

>Cricinfo refers to him as Australia's richest man. Is that correct ? I would
>have thought that Rupert Murdoch was the richest.

Murdoch has left Australia and become a US citizen so he's not really
in contention for Australia's richest man.

I think he does have far more money than Packer though.
--
"Hope is replaced by fear and dreams by survival, most of us get by."
Stuart Adamson 1958-2001

Mad Hamish
Hamish Laws


 
 
 

Question about Kerry Packer

Post by JM » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 10:20:07

Quote:

> I think he does have far more money than Packer though.
> --

From what I could find Packer had about A$6.9 Billion and Murdoch US$7.8
Billion or there abouts (haven't checked current stock prices).

Found this link while looking: http://www.globalrichlist.com/ which is
amusing :) I am approximately the 277,000,000th richest people in the world
meaning that I must go to work tomorrow :(

 
 
 

Question about Kerry Packer

Post by alve » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 10:26:00

Quote:

> On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 19:41:29 -0500, Madhusudan Singh

>>Cricinfo refers to him as Australia's richest man. Is that correct ? I would
>>have thought that Rupert Murdoch was the richest.

> Murdoch has left Australia and become a US citizen so he's not really
> in contention for Australia's richest man.

> I think he does have far more money than Packer though.

Correct.


With his departure *everyone* in Oz moves up one place. I think I'll go out
and buy something.

alvey

 
 
 

Question about Kerry Packer

Post by Mang » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 10:46:25


Quote:
> Cricinfo refers to him as Australia's richest man. Is that correct ? I
> would
> have thought that Rupert Murdoch was the richest.

Rupert's not Australian anymore.  I thought Frank Lowy was the richest.
 
 
 

Question about Kerry Packer

Post by Mad Hamis » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 11:43:30



Quote:



>> Cricinfo refers to him as Australia's richest man. Is that correct ? I
>> would
>> have thought that Rupert Murdoch was the richest.

>Rupert's not Australian anymore.  I thought Frank Lowy was the richest.

Apparently Business Review Weekly can be believed he's on 4.8 Billion
while Packer was 6.9 Billion
--
"Hope is replaced by fear and dreams by survival, most of us get by."
Stuart Adamson 1958-2001

Mad Hamish
Hamish Laws

 
 
 

Question about Kerry Packer

Post by Gafoo » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:28:12


Quote:
> I think I'll go out and buy something.

Don't think Channel 9 is up for sale yet.
 
 
 

Question about Kerry Packer

Post by alve » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 06:24:45

Quote:



>> I think I'll go out and buy something.

> Don't think Channel 9 is up for sale yet.

It may not be long though.

alvey

 
 
 

Question about Kerry Packer

Post by Gene Mea » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 12:08:41


Quote:
> Cricinfo refers to him as Australia's richest man. Is that correct ? I
would
> have thought that Rupert Murdoch was the richest.

Should probably be richest man IN australia. Plus we prefer not to think of
that *** Murdoch as an Aussie. The difference between them was Packer
improved some sports in Australia, and while Murdoch ruined others.