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Famous Entrepreneurs from Australia

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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.

Everything from Elle Macpherson to Rupert Murdoch is included on this list.

This historic entrepreneurs from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian entrepreneurs of note?" and "Who are the most famous entrepreneurs from Australia?" These prominent entrepreneurs of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian entrepreneurs.

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Alan Bond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Australia
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Alan Bond is a British-born 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 bid 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 a criminal conviction that saw him serve four years in prison. Beginning his career as a signwriter, Bond formed what was to be Bond Corporation in 1959. He became a public hero in his adopted country after bankrolling challenges for the America's Cup, which resulted in his selection in 1978 as ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 80

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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Andrew Demetriou is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Australia
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Andrew Demetriou

Andrew Demetriou is an Australian businessman, sports administrator, and former Australian rules football player who was chief executive officer of the Australian Football League 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 role as head of the AFL ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Andrew James Picken (b. Dec 1980, Wimbledon, London, England) is an Australian/British entrepreneur and social entrepreneur (predominantly within the humanitarian and environmentalist spheres). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom

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Bob Clifford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Australia
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Bob Clifford

Dr. Robert "Bob" Frederick Clifford AO, 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. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Tasmania, Australia