Australian media mogul Kerry Packer was the son of media pioneer Sir Frank Packer and later managed the Nine Network and the Australian Consolidated Press. Known for his flamboyant lifestyle and his love for gambling, he also established the competition known as World Series Cricket.
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.
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.