Famous Australian Philanthropists

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James Packer
(Billionaire Businessman and Son of Media Mogul Kerry Packer)
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Birthdate: September 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Australian business magnate James Packer, son of media mogul Kerry Packer, inherited Consolidated Press Holdings Limited. He has led Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, Consolidated Media Holdings, and Crown Resorts, as an executive chairman. In 2017, Forbes named him the ninth-richest Australian. He also owns two philanthropic foundations.
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Andrew Forrest
(Businessman)
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Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Australian billionaire businessman Andrew Forrest, or Twiggy, also made Australia’s biggest charity contribution, of A$655 million, in 2019. The former Fortescue Metals Group CEO has now deviated to farming and has targeted the milk and dairy demands of China. In 2021, his foundation slammed China’s treatment of the Uighurs.

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Ali Banat
(Businessperson and founded the charity ‘Muslims Around the World’)
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Birthdate: February 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Australia
Died: May 29, 2018

Palestinian-origin Australian businessman Ali Banat was initially known for his flamboyant lifestyle. The millionaire who owned a security and electrical company turned into a humanitarian after being diagnosed with stage-4 cancer. His charity, Muslims Around the World, was aimed at helping the needy. He eventually lost his battle to cancer at 35.

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Fred Hollows
(Ophthalmologist)
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Birthdate: April 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand
Died: February 10, 1993

Fred Hollows became a renowned name in the field of ophthalmology after helping thousands of people see by restoring their sight. Born in New Zealand, Hollows later became an Australian citizen. He had initially aspired to join the clergy but had decided against it after visiting a mental institution.

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Elisabeth Murdoch (Philanthropist)
(Philanthropist and matriarch of the Murdoch family)
Elisabeth Murdoch (Philanthropist)
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Birthdate: February 8, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: December 5, 2012
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Frank Lowy
(Businessperson)
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Birthdate: October 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fiľakovo, Slovakia
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John Gandel
(Businessman)
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Birthdate: 1935 AD
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Bob Oatley
(Businessperson)
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Birthdate: June 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Died: January 10, 2016
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Simon McKeon
(Lawyer)
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Birthdate: December 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dandenong, Australia
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Naomi Milgrom
(Businesswoman, Philanthropist)
Naomi Milgrom
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Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Graham Tuckwell
(Businessperson and philanthropist)
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Birthplace: Canberra, Australia