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The Resource Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?

Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?

Label
Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?
Title
Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?
Statement of responsibility
Paul Barry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The unauthorised biography of Australia's richest man, James Packer, now in paperback.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, Paul Barry reveals how Kerry derided his son as 'too soft', 'too close to his mother' and 'a loser', and refused to relax his grip on the empire until he came close to death. In response, James has tried to prove himself - in the only way the Packers know -by making more money.Having watched Kerry lose hundreds of millions of dollars in the world's casinos, James chose to bet billions on buying them instead, and almost lost the lot. As the global financial crisis sent stock markets spinning in early 2009, James Packer's fortune shrank by $4 billion and he lost the title of Australia's richest man. He started smoking again, put on weight and shut himself off from friends.A year on, calm has returned and markets have recovered. But will James bounce back? Or was his father right?
Award
Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature, 2010.
Biography type
individual biography
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350613
Cataloging source
ANL
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1952-
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Barry, Paul
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the James Packer story
Label
Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cd72881e-fa15-499d-8519-5f8dce307fff
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742691367
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cd72881e-fa15-499d-8519-5f8dce307fff
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742691367
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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