Australian businessman Alan Bond, known for completing high-profile business deals, was born on April 22nd 1938 in the Hammersmith area of London, England. He migrated with his family to Australia in 1950. He started out as a signwriter and established a company in 1959. That company is now known as the Bond Corporation. He was labeled as a public hero in Australia as he bankrolled challenges for the America’s Cup yachting trophy, which made him Australian of the Year in 1978, together with Galarrwuy Yunupingu. By 1983, he won the award that the New York Yacht Club has given away since 1951. In 2003, he was included in the America’s Cup Hall of Fame and in 2008, he ranked 157th in the Business Review Weekly’s Rich 200 List.
Ketupa features an overview of the former owner of Nine TV network Alan Bond; his holdings that range from airships to breweries and diamond mines.
Alan Bond, an Australian businessman who was born in London, England, was the chairman of the Bond Corporation from 1969 to 1990.
Woopidoo has a collection of business quotes by Alan Bond, the England born businessman who lives in Australia.
In 1978, Alan Bond purchased the Australian television network Nine from PBL for $1 billion.
Alan Bond bought a painting by renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh called Irises for $54 million.
Alan Bond was into retailing, owned TV stations and newspapers and was interested in diamond mines and breweries.
Businessman and financier of America’s Cup, Alan Bond, was awarded Australian of the Year in 1978.
After a 19-year hiatus, Alan Bond bounced back as one of the richest people in Australia.
As of 2008, England born businessman Alan Bond had a net worth of $256 million.
BRW magazine hailed Alan Bond as the 157th richest person in Australia.