Brett Blundy

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Brett Blundy
Born1959/1960 (age 59–60)[1]
ResidenceSingapore
CitizenshipAustralia
OccupationBusinessman
Net worthUS$1.5 billion (February 2019)[1]
TitleCEO and Founder, BB Retail Capital
Spouse(s)Vanessa Speer[2]
Children2

Brett Blundy (born 1959/1960) is an Australian billionaire businessman. He is the chairman of BB Retail Capital, which owns companies such as Sanity Entertainment, Bras N Things, and Aventus Property Group.[3][4] He is part-owner of BridgeClimb Sydney, one of Australia's biggest tourist attractions.[5]

Career[edit]

BBRC was founded by Blundy in 1980[6] with the purchase of a single record store "Disco Duck",[7] now known as Sanity Entertainment Group.[8]

In 2005, he purchased Diva, a fashion jewellery store founded by Colette and Mark Hayman. Diva had close to 200 stores in Australia and New Zealand and 400 in international markets.[9]

In 2010, he launched Lovisa, a fast fashion jewellery brand.[10] Lovisa is now has over 270 stores worldwide.[11]

Early 2018 Bras n Things was sold to the US company Hanes (ex Pacific Brands).[12]

Personal life[edit]

He is married, with two children, and lives in Singapore.[1]

Blundy owns a 242-foot megayacht, Cloud 9.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Forbes profile: Brett Blundy". Forbes. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Brett Blundy's BridgeClimb too far for ASX float list". The Weekend Australian. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Billionaire Brett Blundy's retail recipe that made his executives millions". Financial Review. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Aventus Property Group — Specialist Fund and Asset Manager". Aventus Property. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  5. ^ "BridgeClimb profits cheer Hungry Jack Cowin and Brett Blundy, but here's why Singo won't be smiling". Financial Review. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  6. ^ "BBRC | About Us". www.bbrcworld.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  7. ^ Tan, Gillian (8 April 2013). "Australian Millionaire Brett Blundy Moves to Singapore". WSJ. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Exclusive photos: Cloud 9 200-ft super yacht - LifestyleAsia Singapore". www.lifestyleasia.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  9. ^ Keating, Eloise (28 May 2014). "What's happening at Diva? Confusion over future of Australian fashion accessories chain - SmartCompany". SmartCompany. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  10. ^ "BBRC | Retail". www.bbrcworld.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Our Brand". www.lovisa.com.au. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  12. ^ Carrie LaFrenz (9 February 2018). "Brett Blundy offloads Bras N Things to Hanes for $500m". The Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  13. ^ "9 outrageous yachts appearing at the Monaco Yacht Show owned by some of the world's richest billionaires". businessinsider.com. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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