Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer was born on 17
December 1937 and died on 26 December 2005 at
the age of 68 of kidney failure. Kerry Packer
was the owner of PBL, that owns Channel Nine
television network and more than half of all
magazines published in Australia (for example,
Woman's Day, Wheels, Belle, Womens' Weekly).
In 2004-2005 he was considered to be the richest
man in Australia with net worth AUD$6500 million.
a child Kerry Packer had learning difficulties
and was not interested in school, but was a
great lover of sports. Later in life he was
a great sponsor of sporting events throughout
Australia, influencing the games of cricket
Kerry Packer's business empire was started with
his father's (Sir Frank Packer) small media/publishing
company. Kerry took the reigns from his father
and turned the company into one of the largest
media companies in Australia. He had business
interests in television, casinos, Internet,
newspapers, magazines, financial services, and
had a great interest in polo and he was also
involved in World Series Cricket. In the 1990's
Packer's health started deteriorating by having
several heart attacks and chronic kidney condition.
Packer died in Sydney, Australia.
Packer was married to Roslyn and is the father
of two children: James
Packer and Gretel.
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