Brett Blundy

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Brett Blundy
Born1959/1960 (age 61–62)[1]
CitizenshipAustralia
Occupation
Known for
Spouse(s)Vanessa Speer[2]
Children2

Brett Blundy (born 1959/1960) is an Australian billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of BB Retail Capital, which owns companies such as Sanity Entertainment, Bras N Things, and Aventus Property Group.[5][6] He is part-owner of BridgeClimb Sydney, one of Australia's biggest tourist attractions.[7] In 2015 Blundy expanded his business operations into cattle farming.[8]

Career[edit]

BB Retail Capital (BBRC) was founded by Blundy in 1980[9] with the purchase of a single record store "Disco Duck",[10] now known as Sanity Entertainment Group.[11]

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.[12]

In 2010, he launched Lovisa Jewellery, a fast fashion jewellery brand.[13][self-published source?] Lovisa now has over 270 stores worldwide.[14][self-published source?]

Early 2018 Bras n Things was sold to the US company Hanes.[15]

Personal life[edit]

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

Blundy owns a 242-foot (74 m) megayacht, Cloud 9.[16]

Net worth[edit]

Year Financial Review
Rich List
Forbes
Australia's 50 Richest
Rank Net worth (A$) Rank Net worth (US$)
2017[17][18][19] $1.39 billion 42 Decrease $645 million Decrease
2018[20] 41 Increase $1.71 billion Increase 33 Increase
2019[21][4] 39 Increase $2.00 billion Increase 29 Increase $1.44 billion Increase
2020[22] 37 Decrease $2.20 billion Increase
2021[3] 39 Decrease $2.65 billion Increase
Legend
Icon Description
Steady Has not changed from the previous year
Increase Has increased from the previous year
Decrease Has decreased from the previous year

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ a b Bailey, Michael; Sprague, Julie-anne (27 May 2021). "The 200 richest people in Australia revealed". Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  4. ^ a b "2019 Australia's 50 Richest". Forbes Asia. January 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Billionaire Brett Blundy's retail recipe that made his executives millions". Financial Review. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Aventus Property Group — Specialist Fund and Asset Manager". Aventus Property. Archived from the original on 18 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ Curtain, Carl (8 December 2015). "Australian billionaire Brett Blundy buys two Northern Territory cattle stations from Paraway Pastoral for $100 million". ABC News. Australia.
  9. ^ "BBRC | About Us". www.bbrcworld.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  10. ^ Tan, Gillian (8 April 2013). "Australian Millionaire Brett Blundy Moves to Singapore". WSJ. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Exclusive photos: Cloud 9 200-ft super yacht - LifestyleAsia Singapore". www.lifestyleasia.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  12. ^ Keating, Eloise (28 May 2014). "What's happening at Diva? Confusion over future of Australian fashion accessories chain - SmartCompany". SmartCompany. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  13. ^ "BBRC | Retail". www.bbrcworld.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Our Brand". www.lovisa.com.au. Archived from the original on 18 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  15. ^ LaFrenz, Carrie (9 February 2018). "Brett Blundy offloads Bras N Things to Hanes for $500m". The Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  16. ^ "9 outrageous yachts appearing at the Monaco Yacht Show owned by some of the world's richest billionaires". businessinsider.com. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  17. ^ Stensholt, John, ed. (25 May 2017). "Financial Review Rich List 2017". The Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  18. ^ Mayne, Stephen (26 May 2017). "Mayne's take: The top 25 Australian billionaires, as claimed by Fairfax". Crikey. Private Media. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Australia's Richest 2017: Country's Wealthiest Continue Mining For Dollars". Forbes Asia. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  20. ^ Stensholt, John, ed. (25 May 2018). "2018 AFR Rich List: Who are Australia's richest people?". The Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  21. ^ Bailey, Michael (30 May 2019). "Australia's 200 richest people revealed". The Australian Financial Review. Nine Publishing. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  22. ^ Bailey, Michael; Sprague, Julie-anne (30 October 2020). "The full list: Australia's wealthiest 200 revealed". The Australian Financial Review. Nine Publishing. Retrieved 31 October 2020.

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