Name: Tony Perich
Date of birth: 1940
Type of business: Agriculture, Real Estate
Main achievements: Tony Perich shares his wealth with Ron Perich, his brother. More than fifty percent of their wealth is extracted from their Greenfields development company. The real-estate development enterprise sells approximately 12,500 housing lands in the west of Sydney. Tony also co-owns Leppington Pastoral Company that is spread at an area of 11,000 hectares and possesses 2,000 cows. Tony was ranked 22 among the 2019 list of Australia’s richest people and had a net worth of $1.75 billion.
Something Interesting About Tony Perich: Leppington Pastoral Company was established by Tony’s Croatian parents in 1975 with just 20 cows.
The triumphant businessman, Tony Perich was born to his Croatian parents in Liverpool in 1940. Two years before his birth, his parents had migrated to Australia. Tony has two sons from his wife, Catherine. The business of Perich family is divided among Tony, his sons, his brother, Ron, and his family.
Tony’s childhood was spent in Liverpool, living on minute land acquisitions in the city. His father sold tomatoes grown by him at the markets in Sydney. Perich family foot involved in the business of dairy farming in 1953. Over the course of time, their business developed into one of the most successful and versatile dairy farms in Australia. The flagship company of Perich family, Leppington Pastoral, extracts milk from 22,000 cows at two locations in the surrounding areas of Sydney. Moreover, it harvests excessive hay and grain from a land of 6,000 hectares of land in Central Western NSW. Perich family business includes its rural activities as well as other business extensions.
Tony is currently working as the Joint Managing Director of Leppington Pastoral Company and the Managing Director of Perich Enterprises. He serves as the Joint Managing Director of Property Council of Australia Ltd. and Arrovest Pty Ltd. Moreover, the businessman is also a part of the Urban Development Institute of Australia in Queensland, followed by his membership in Narellan Rotary Club, Narellan Chamber of Commerce, The Order of Australia Association Ltd., and Urban Taskforce Australia. Apart from that, he is a member of the board of six more companies. Tony Perich has been the former president of Dairy Research Foundation as well as The University of Sydney’s president of Dairy Research too.
Tony Perich has made a significant contribution to community service and charity too. In the business community, he is widely known for his extensive contribution of time, energy, dedication, and commitment. He chairs the fundraising committee for the Growthpoint project of the Spastic Centre. This project aims at facilitating spastic children with a respite center in Liverpool. The center is worth a sum of $1 million. Being the chairman of the dairy research center at Sydney University, he provides assistance to the students by sharing his time and experience. In order to recognize the contribution of Tony’s father, the Perich family granted new entrance gates for the Campbel Town campus of the University of Western Sydney. He was also a part of the businessmen who established the former Cancer Health Research Foundation of South Sydney. The center worked on raising funds to support research based on finding the cure and prevention of colorectal diseases. Apart from that, he visibly participated in building up Luddenham’s new Catholic Church in New South Wales. Moreover, he also helped the bush fire brigades situated in Bringelly and Luddenham. Adding to his contribution to the field of research, he raised funds for backing prostate cancer research. He donated cattle to be utilized at the Cumberland Camp Draft in order to collect money for research on breast cancer. In recognition of his remarkable services for the community, he received AM – Member Order of Australia in the year 1999. He also received the award of Fellow of the University of Western Sydney in the same year.