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Portrait de James Packer
Birthday : 09/08/1967
Place of birth : Sydney - Australia
Public asset : 3,100,465,209 USD
Country of residence : Australia

Summary 
Mr. James D. Packer is a Chairman at Consolidated Press Holdings Pty Ltd.

He is on the Board of Directors at Burswood Ltd., Crown Melbourne Ltd., Consolidated Gaming Pty Ltd. and Nobu Hospitality LLC. Mr. Packer was previously employed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director by Crown Resorts Ltd., a Senior Executive Director by Crown Resorts Ltd., a Non-Executive Director by Sunland Group Ltd., a Deputy Chairman by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd., a Non-Executive Director by Qantas Airways Ltd., a Non-Executive Director by Challenger Financial Services Group Ltd., an Executive Chairman by Consolidated Press Holdings Ltd., a Deputy Chairman by Consolidated Media Holdings Ltd., an Executive Chairman by Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd., and a Member-Supervisory Board by Puma AG Rudolf Dassler Sport.

He also served on the board at Ten Network Holdings Ltd., Ellerston Capital Pty Ltd., SEEK Ltd., Regal Entertainment Group, Foxtel Cable Television Pty Ltd., Nine Entertainment Co. Pty. Ltd. and The Hoyts Corp. Pty Ltd.


Current positions of James Packer 
NameTitle Since
Burswood Ltd. Director 2004
Consolidated Gaming Pty Ltd. Director -
Crown Melbourne Ltd. Director 1999
Nobu Hospitality LLC Director -


Holdings of James Packer 
NameEquities%Valuation
Crown Resorts Ltd (CWN)
Casinos & Gaming
316,928,30246.0%3,100,465,209 USD


James Packer : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
John Henry Alexander Crown Melbourne Ltd.
Burswood Ltd.
Rowen Bruce Craigie Burswood Ltd.
Crown Melbourne Ltd.
John Poynton Burswood Ltd.
Timothy A. Roberts Burswood Ltd.
Barry J. Felstead Burswood Ltd.
Ashok Peter Jacob Consolidated Gaming Pty Ltd.
John Stephen Horvath Crown Melbourne Ltd.
Sarah Monaldi Burswood Ltd.
Janette Anne Kendall Crown Melbourne Ltd.
Fiona Elizabeth Harris Burswood Ltd.


Biography of James Packer 
James Packer was the fourth richest man in Australia in 2011. He is the son of Kerry Packer, old press baron, who died in 2005.

He is not graduated. In fact his father was convinced that the only way to forge a business man is to do work experience, for this reason he sends him to work in a company of group.

On May 2001 the James Packer’s story, as director of the Australian company One was finished. In fact the company became insolvent, and this adventure will cost to his family 300 of Australian dollar.

In 2005, after his father death, he inherited the media empire Publishing & Broadcasting. Step by step he left this sector in order to move in entertainment industry, for him much more lucrative.

In 2007, he founded Crown Limited which took over the activities of entertainment of Publishing & Broadcasting Limited, owner of the largest amusement park in the southern hemisphere.

He also has many casinos in Canada, Australia and Las Vegas. In 2007, James Packer concluded a transaction in order to buy three casinos in Las Vegas.

The media branch will be called Consolidated Media Holdings. It owns 25% of Foxtel, the Australian operator of pay television and 50% of Premier Media Group which has many Australian newspapers.
Copyright © 4-traders.com / Photo © Reuters

Citations
"There is no discussion inside this boardroom to say we've got to get into this or that. We look at every growth opportunity on its merits."

"In a perfect world we don't want to be overly dependent on any single asset or be so dependent on the cycle or where one asset is the bulk of this company."

"I'm a great believer in new technology and I think new technology is very scary for newspaper companies."


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James Packer : Connections 
Jindalee Partners Pty Ltd.
Pacific Brands
Future Fund Board of Guardians
Vierville Capital LLC
Crown Perth
Aspers Holdings (Jersey) Ltd.


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