Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?: The James Packer Story

Who Wants to be a Billionaire is the story of James Packer s desperate battle to win his father s love and respect It s also a tale of billion dollar bets gone disastrously wrong But above all it s the portrait of a troubled relationship between a dominant father and dutiful son In this powerful sequel to his number one bestseller, The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer, PaWho Wants to be a Billionaire is the story of James Packer s desperate battle to win his father s love and respect It s also a tale of billion dollar bets gone disastrously wrong But above all it s the portrait of a troubled relationship between a dominant father and dutiful son In this powerful sequel to his number one bestseller, The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer, Paul Barry shows how James s father kept his grip on the empire even as he lay close to death And he reveals what drives his heir As a child James was derided by Kerry as too soft, too close to his mother, or simply a loser Since then he has struggled to make his father proud in the only way the Packers know by making money Having seen Kerry lose hundreds of millions in the world s casinos, James chose to bet billions of dollars on buying them instead Then came the global financial crisis and he almost lost the lot As markets hit rock bottom in early 2009, Australia s richest man was 4 billion poorer and no longer on top of the heap He was smoking again, putting on weight and shutting himself off from friends Years earlier, far smaller losses in One.Tel had pushed him to the brink of a nervous breakdown and made him seek salvation in Scientology Can James survive this time Will he bounce back Or was his father right
Who Wants to Be a Billionaire The James Packer Story Who Wants to be a Billionaire is the story of James Packer s desperate battle to win his father s love and respect It s also a tale of billion dollar bets gone disastrously wrong But above all it s th

  • Title: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?: The James Packer Story
  • Author: Paul Barry
  • ISBN: 9781741759747
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Previously I had read "The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer" by Paul Barry and found it to be a great insight into Australia's media mogul. This book is a follow up of sorts into Kerry's son James.This book was published in 2009, just after the GFC hit in 2008 and wiped billions off Jamie Packer's fortune. Since then he has rebuilt the empire a bit, but he has also had another divorce and a very public relationship with Maria Carey. These details are not in this book.What is in this book is his upb [...]

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