Australia's Nine Richest Man James Packer; How much is his total Net worth? Details of his Assets

News by Valdemar Published on 02 Feb,2018 Updated on 06 Feb,2018

The casino mogul and major shareholder of Crown Resorts Limited, James Packer is the ninth richest Australian as of 2017.  He became an heir of $5 billion worth of empire after the death of his father, media tycoon Kerry Packer in 2005. Besides that, the business tycoon has made his own fortune from his smart investments.

So, what do you think how much net worth has James Packer accumulated? We have all the exclusive details of his sources of income, assets, and expenses.  

Australian Businessman James Packer: Details Of His Networth And Sources Of Income

Packer's estimated net worth is $3.9 billion which makes him the ninth richest Australian as of March 2017. His net worth in 2016 was $3.50 billion (A$5.00 billion) being the seven richest  Australian. 

Back in 2006, the billionaire made his name in the list of the richest people in the world after he earned the majority of his father’s wealth. He also became the richest person in Australia thrice, in 2006, 2007 and 2009 with the net worth of $5.20 billion, $5.50 billion and $3.10 billion respectively.

James Packer's estimated net worth is $3.9 billion

James Packer's estimated net worth is $3.9 billion

Source: Daily Telegraph

In the year 2008, he was the third richest person in Australia with the total net worth of $5.30 billion (A$6.1 billion). He was listed as the third richest person in Australia in 2013 and 2014 with the total assets of A$6.0 billion and $6.60 billion (A$7.19 billion) respectively.  In 2015, he became the seventh richest person in Australia with the total net worth of $4.70 billion (A$6.08 billion).

Packer, the Director of one of Australia's biggest entertainment and resort groups, Crown Resorts Limited, has earned huge part of his net worth from the profit of the company. His company Consolidated Press is the major shareholder of the Crown. The market capitalization of the company as per 2017 was more than A$8 billion, and in 2014, its capitalization was over $11 billion.

Reportedly, Packer turned his investment of $600 million in Macau casinos into $ 8 billion of present business. His investment of $211 million in 2004 later grew into the overall investment of $770 million into Melco Crown Entertainment. 

Crown attracts more than 31 million visitors annually. The company also has casinos in Australia, Macau, and London. Crown is also establishing Crown Sydney of worth $1.9 billion which is scheduled to be open in 2021. The company also has approval for the establishment of more casinos in Sydney and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

James Packer holds the major shareholder of the Crown Resorts Limited

James Packer holds the major shareholder of the Crown Resorts Limited

Source: News

In the year 2009, the company faced the loss of $250 million after the failure of casino investment in Fontainebleau Resorts in the US. It also spent $242 million in Station Casinos.

The business tycoon also has a 33.7% equity shares in Melco-Crow which has several resorts in the Philippines. In 2003, he also had 25% shares in SEEK of worth A$33 million; most of which he sold in A$440 million. Similarly, he sold his 25% of the share of worth $515 million of the joint-venture PBL Media to CVC in 2007. 

During his service in One.Tel collapse which cost A$327 million. Later, Lachlan Murdoch and Packer made a deal of A$40 million for the One.Tel failure in 2014. Packer family's Consolidated Press Holdings paid A$14.93 million,  A$11.77 million was paid by Packer's Crown Resorts, and A$13.3 million was paid by News Corp at the time.

In 2010, he owned around 18% stake in Network Ten, however, by 2017, he has no any share in Network Ten after the implementation of CBS' restructure of Network Ten. Packer also invested A$80 million in sites like Scoopon and Catch of the Day in a partnership with Andrew Bassat, co-founder of and several other investors.

James Packer earned around $4.5 billion from his previous sales and dividends

James Packer earned around $4.5 billion from his previous sales and dividends,

Source: South China Morning Post

Reportedly, Packer earned around $4.5 billion from his previous sales and dividends which is 5.9 times his total investment.

He also established motion picture production company RatPac Entertainment with producer-filmmaker Brett Ratner in 2012. The first movie, Gravity produced by the company was a huge success. The movie collected over $100 million in its first five days.

In the past 12 years, Packer has sold shares in Challenger Financial Group and Magellan Financial Group and property developer Sunland Group. Further, the selling of the shares in Challenger Financial Group, Sunland Group and Magellan Financial Group also helped Packer to increase his net worth.

In an interview with Forbes, the business tycoon also admit that her hefty loss amount of money in America due to a financial crisis which is estimated be around $US2.6 billion. Packer also lost around A$1 billion in 2007 from his Las Vegas casino investments. Packer also split his family empire with his sister Gretel Packer which also somehow caused the loss of his fortune.

Where Does James Packer Reside? Packer's Assets Details

The casino mogul owned houses in several parts of the world, however, he prefers to live in Aspen, Colorado as it is near to Los Angeles, where his children reside. Packer purchased the seven bedrooms, and seven bathrooms lavish property with a state-of-the-art kitchen, theatre room, bar, steam room, a games room, a cozy library in 2013 for over $20million with wife Erica Packer.

Most recently, he spent a wonderful holiday with his ex-wife Erica and three children Indigo, Jackson, and Emmanuelle in the estate.

James Packer's $20million worth mansion in Aspen, Colorado

James Packer's $20million worth mansion in Aspen, Colorado

Source: Daily Mail

Reportedly, he also sold his mansion in Sydney, La Mer for $70 million in 2015. As per sources, his ex-wife Erica received half of the price.

He also owns beachside bachelor pad in Bondi. He purchased the property in 1995 for $2.25milion its present price is $20million. Packer also rented the property for $7000 per week to car dealer Anthony Warren last year.

James Packer's 52-meter superyacht Seahorse

James Packer's 52-meter superyacht Seahorse


He sold his 52-meter superyacht Seahorse which he purchased in 2012. The yacht was alleged to have the price tag of $50 million. He also owns an 87 m (287 ft) yacht for worth $ 80 million.

He also owns several private jets including swish private jets and Bombardier Global Express XRS aircrafts with 15 seats and nine sleeping berths of price tag $US100 million in 2014. 

According to the Daily Mail, Packer is planning to sell his several properties in 2017 including three private jets of total worth $100million, luxury yachts including boat Infinity of worth $50million, Capital Golf Club in Melbourne of more than $67million worth.

He is also a huge fond of British sports cars. He drives stunning Aston Martin DB9 whose price starts from $200,000.

James Packer purchased $60 million worth Crown penthouse

James Packer purchased $60 million worth Crown penthouse

Source: Daily Mail

Most recently, Packer purchased $60 million worth Crown penthouse in his new Crown Sydney Casino development.

James Packer's Divorce Settlement Cases With His Two Former Wives

Packer's two divorces with the first wife Jodhi Meares in 2002 and second wife Erica Packer in 2013 cost him a hefty amount of money.

His marriage to Jodhi Meares in 1999 lasted for only three years and the Upside label founder Meares got three properties during the settlement including two-bedroom pad in Sydney's Paddington worth $900,000.

She later sold the property for $3.41 million. Parker also helped his first wife to purchase $2 million worth Point Piper apartment.

James Packer with ex-wife Jodhi Meares

Source: Daily Telegraph

Packer and Erica tied the knot in 2007 in a lavish wedding ceremony of worth $15 million on the French Riviera. They got divorced in 2013. Erica received half of the fortune of the selling of their $70 million Vaucluse estate, named La Mer in August 2015. They brought the property together in 2013.

James Packer with ex-wife Erica Packer

Source: Daily Telegraph

Prior to Meares, he was engaged to Kate Fischer, and according to some sources, Packer gifted her Bondi Beach property. Fischer sold the property for $2.85 million after 16 years.  

James Packer's ex Mariah Carey demanded Los Angeles pad of worth $50 million as the settlement

James Packer's ex Mariah Carey demanded Los Angeles pad of worth $50 million as the settlement 

Source: E Online

Also read: Has Mariah Carey Moved On After Her Million Dollar Split From James Packer? Details About Her Engagement Break-Off And New Boyfriend!

Reportedly, his ex-fiance American R&B singer, Mariah Carey demanded Los Angeles pad of worth $50 million as the settlement as Packer made financial promised to her.

The couple got engaged in January 2016 as Packer proposed her with the 35-carat diamond ring with the hefty price tag of $10 million. The couple got apart in the same year.

James Packer on Charity

Casino magnate is also popular for his generosity as he has been engaged in several charity works time and again. In the year 2014, he committed that he will donate $200 million to charity in installment within next ten years for the support of indigenous communities establishing National Philanthropic Fund along with sister Gretel Packer. 

$100 million of the donation amount will spend for establishing a Community Partnerships, and Indigenous Education Fund and remaining is for creating a National Arts Fund.

James Packer: Quick Facts

  • Packer's birth name is James Douglas Packer.
  • He was born on 8 September 1967, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to Kerry Packer and Ros Packer.
  • He is the grandson of media proprietor Sir Frank Packer.
  • Packer attended Cranbrook School in Bellevue Hill, Sydney and Higher School Certificate (HSC) at Cranbrook.
  • His nickname is Jamie.
  • He is 6' 6" (1.98 m) tall.
  • His birth sign is Virgo.