Kostas Makris

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Con Makris
Κώστας Μακρής
Born 1943
Patras, Greece
Residence Adelaide, Australia
Nationality Greek
Occupation Businessman & Real Estate
Net worth Decrease US$640 million (2015)
Board member of Owner of Makris Group
Religion Greek Orthodox
Children 4

Kostas "Con" Makris (Greek: Κώστας Μακρής) is a Greek Australian businessman and the only Greek in Australia with a fortune of over US$640 million occupying the 36th place in the Business Review Weekly Rich 200 list.[1][2] Makris is in the top 50 of the richest residents in Australia.[3] Makris is the 46th richest man in Australia and among the 20 richest Greeks in the world.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Patras, Greece. Soon his family moved to Holargos where he grew up. Makris' early years were pretty hard, and so he began to work when he was only 12 years old. He emigrated to Australia in 1963 at the age of 16 to make money and eventually return to Greece.[4]

Initially he worked in the foundry and later on he bought a string of fast food restaurants, then he moved to the property industry. Today he owns many shopping malls, Optus House in Adelaide and the Bonnyrigg Plaza on the outskirts of Sydney, and even in Greece.[5]


Makris made his fortune from real estate investments in Adelaide.[6] Makris was also the former owner of his childhood Greek football club Panachaiki for a short period of time as he was interested in other business.[7]

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