Lloyd Williams (businessman)

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Lloyd Williams
Born7 May 1940
OccupationProperty developer
Known forThoroughbred horse racing
Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
Publishing and Broadcasting Limited
Hudson Conway
Net worthIncrease A$670 million (2012)[1]

Lloyd J. Williams (born c. 1940) is an Australian property developer and businessperson, with significant interests in thoroughbred horse racing. In 2012 Forbes Asia assessed his net worth as A$670 million. He holds the record as a thoroughbred owner to have won the Melbourne Cup on the most occasions, including in 2017 with the horse, Rekindling.


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, Suzie, Williams has won Australia's most prestigious race, the Melbourne Cup, on a record six occasions; in 1981, 1985, 2007, 2012, 2016 and 2017.

In 2000, he and Kerry Packer bought Enzeli from Aga Khan for about £200,000 pounds to race in the Cup.[4]

See also[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. ^ "Melbourne Cup: Fanshawe far from fazed by Owl's wide draw". The Racing Post. 6 November 2000. Retrieved 22 June 2013.