Lloyd Williams (businessman)

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Lloyd Williams
Born 9th May 1940
Nationality Australian
Occupation Property developer
Net worth Increase A$670 million (2012)[1]

Lloyd J. Williams (born c. 1940) is an Australian property developer and businessman, with significant interests in thoroughbred horse racing. In 2012 Forbes Asia assessed his net worth as A$670 million.

Biography[edit]

Williams was educated at Xavier College, Melbourne.

He is the founder of Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, established in 1994, located in Melbourne, Victoria. Crown is Australia's largest casino and one of the largest single casinos in the world. In 1999, Williams sold the majority of his interests to Publishing and Broadcasting Limited and other entities associated with the Packer family.

With David Gonski, Williams was the co-executor of the estate of the late Kerry Packer. The son and male heir of James Packer, Jackson Lloyd Packer, was given his middle name out of respect to Williams.[2]

Williams' family controlled business is called Hudson Conway, that has investments in a wide range of properties across Melbourne, now managed by his son, Nick.[3]

Thoroughbred horse racing[edit]

Williams is one of Australia's largest thoroughbred racehorse owners and owns a 120 hectares (300 acres) stable outside Melbourne. With his wife, Suzy, Williams has won Australia's most prestigious race, the Melbourne Cup, on four occasions; in 1981 with Just A Dash; in 1985 with What A Nuisance; in 2007 with Efficient;[4] and in 2012 with Green Moon. In 2000, he and Kerry Packer bought Enzeli from Aga Khan for about 200,000 pounds to race in the Cup.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lloyd Williams #38". Australia's 40 Richest (Forbes Asia). 1 February 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Tabakoff, Nick; Sharp, Annette (3 February 2010). "James Packer finally gets his male heir". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Doebele, Justin; Fass, Allison (12 February 2007). "Australia and New Zealand's 40 Richest". Forbes Asia. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lloyd Williams landed his third Melbourne Cup win when his horse Efficient took out Australia's most famous race, the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Race Course in Melbourne today". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). 6 November 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Melbourne Cup: Fanshawe far from fazed by Owl's wide draw". The Racing Post. 6 November 2000. Retrieved 22 June 2013.