Gretel Packer

Gretel Packer

Name: Gretel Packer

Country: Australia

Date of birth: 1965

Type of business: Casinos

Main achievements: Gretel Parker is a billionaire from Australia and also appeared in the Forbes list of billionaires in 2019. A decade after her father’s death, Parker inherited billions of his fortune that was divided by her bother. As of 2019, her net worth has been evaluated at  A$1.1 billion, according to the Rich List of Financial Review, being the 18th richest person in Australia. Her property ownership includes Resort Crown, Zillow (US-based Real estate online business), her share in the Palm Beach weekender and Hunter Valley property Ellerston.The 53 years old billionaire appeared on the Forbes list of Australia’s 50 Richest 2019 and makes her earnings through casinos.

Something interesting about Gretel Packer

Packer also has a penchant for arts and hence, her membership in the board of the Sydney Theatre Company and the New South Wales Art Gallery. In an interview, she was founding commending the beautifully built structure of New South Wales gallery. Her passion for art reflected in her dedication to build the art gallery. In 2017, she crawled across the manhole to find out ways to transform the space into an art gallery. Moreover, a sum of $5 million was pledged by her to restore it. She stated that NSW would offer a unique and magnificent art experience to the visitors, standing out among the conventional art galleries.

Biography

Gretel Packer was born in around 1965 in Australia. She is the daughter of Kerry Packerwho was a media conglomerate, and his spouse, Roslyn Packer. Packer gained possession of her family assets after her father’s demise, Crown resorts investments being the significant one. The inherited property was distributed after making agreement with James, her billionaire younger brother. Packer is a divorcee and a mother of three kids. Two of her kids were born to her from Nick Barham, her first husband. In 1999, she had a divorce with him. Her third child was born to her from Shane Murray, her second husband.  The couple got divorced two years after their marriage.

In 2019, Parker put forth an offer exceeding $22 million to acquire two adjacent penthouses. She wanted to establish a single massive penthouse on the top of the Omnia building of Potts Point. Having an immense passion for the property of Potts Point, Packer has left behind a number of bidders during Art Deco treasure’s auction. She paid a premium price to buy the property in Macleay Regis that viewed The Heads rom Harbour Bridge. It was estimated that if Packer would build a penthouse, it would certainly be one of the most magnificent ones in Sydney. Francesca Packer Braham, the daughter of Gretel Packer, acquired an apartment comprising of two bedrooms in the Encore Building of the Elizabeth Bay. The property was bought in 2016 and was worth $2.1 million. Furthermore, Parker splurged on a strata office located on Macquarie Street in March 2019. She bought the space from an East-Asia Property Group based in Hong Kong. With this acquisition, Packer became a part of the group of latest buyers of the wealthiest families of Australia.

In 2014, she acted as the main source to collect National Philanthropic Fund worth $160 million. Packer also chairs the Packer Family Foundation, which supports National Philanthropic Fund along with Crown Resorts. Furthermore, he has made generous contributions to the development of art, environmental science, and education. She is currently acting as Art Gallery’s Vice President and of New South Wales’ Board of Trustees. Previously, she also served as the Director of the foundation of Royal Hospital for Women. She also remained a member of the Royal Botanical Garden’s council.

Links of articles about Gretel Packer

  1. https://www.forbes.com/profile/gretel-packer/#5124aca55500
  2. https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/arts-and-culture/the-5-wealthy-women-who-championed-sydney-modern-20190329-p518w8
  3. https://www.commercialrealestate.com.au/news/gretel-packer-hits-the-city-with-an-8-37-million-splash-37312/