Famous Entrepreneurs from Australia

List of notable or famous entrepreneurs from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top entrepreneurs born in Australia and even some popular entrepreneurs who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian entrepreneurs then this list is the perfect resource for you. These entrepreneurs are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known entrepreneur from Australia is included when available.

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  • Alan Bond (22 April 1938 – 5 June 2015) was an Australian businessman noted for his high-profile business dealings, including his central role in the WA Inc scandals of the 1980s, and what was at the time the biggest corporate collapse in Australian history; for his bankrolling the successful challenge for the 1983 America's Cup, the first time the New York Yacht Club had ever lost it in its 132-year history; and also for his criminal conviction that saw him serve four years in prison. The Alan Cup road hockey tournament is held at Bond University in his name.
    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Demetriou
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    Andrew Demetriou

    Andrew Demetriou (born 14 April 1961) is an Australian businessman, sports administrator, and former Australian rules football player who was chief executive officer (CEO) of the Australian Football League (AFL) up to June 2014. Demetriou played 103 games for the North Melbourne Football Club between 1981 and 1987, finishing his playing career with a three-game stint for Hawthorn in 1988. Chairing several companies after his retirement from playing, he was appointed CEO of the AFL Players Association in 1998, and was responsible for negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players. Demetriou was made CEO of the AFL in 2003, replacing Wayne Jackson. In his ...more
    • Age: 62
  • Andrew Picken (1788 – 23 November 1833) was a Scottish novelist, who also wrote under the pseudonym Christopher Keelivine.
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
  • Bob Clifford
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    Bob Clifford

    Dr. Robert "Bob" Frederick Clifford AO, (born in Tasmania, Australia), and now living in Surrey, England, is an Australian shipbuilder, entrepreneur, and businessman, best known for his success in building his Incat catamaran building company into an international brand that sells wave piercing catamaran ferries all over the world including to the US military and many European ferry operators.
    • Birthplace: Tasmania, Australia
  • Brett Aitken
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    Brett Aitken (born 25 January 1971) is an Australian Olympic track cyclist. He has won three Olympic medals, including gold in the Madison event at the 2000 Olympics. He retired from cycling in 2004, but returned in 2006 to ride on the Oceania Tour. On 16 January 2001, he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his gold medal winning achievement.Aitken was born in Adelaide and was affiliated with the Adelaide Cycling Club. He was also an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
  • Darryn Lyons (born 19 August 1965) is an Australian media personality, entrepreneur and politician, who rose to prominence in Australia and the United Kingdom as a paparazzo. He held the position of Mayor of Geelong from 2013 to 2016.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Geelong, Australia