Stan Perron

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Stan Perron

Born
Lloyd Stanley Perron

(1922-11-02)2 November 1922
Died23 November 2018(2018-11-23) (aged 96)
OccupationProperty development; retail; mining investment
Net worth
Spouse(s)
  • first wife (dec.)[3]
  • Jean Perron
ChildrenThree

Lloyd Stanley Perron AM (2 November 1922 – 23 November 2018)[4] was an Australian businessman and philanthropist.[5][6][7][8][9]

Biography[edit]

Perron left school at the age of fourteen to sell hand-carved handkerchief boxes.[5][9] He did not attend high school.[6]

He started his business career by running a fleet of taxis in Perth in 1944.[6] He then built ice-skating rinks.[5][6] In 1959, he invested £500 in the Pilbara with Lang Hancock and Peter Wright, entitling him to 15 per cent of any future royalties.[6] He later received millions in royalties from iron ore and tantalite found in Brockman 2 mine close to Tom Price, Western Australia by the Rio Tinto Group.[6][7][8] In 2012, Gina Rinehart was forced to give him tens of millions of Australian dollars as a result of a trial at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.[10][11]

With his brother Keith, Perron founded Perron Brothers, a trucking and earthmoving business, which they sold to Thiess in 1961.[5][6] He bought a Toyota franchise with David Golding.[6] He later invested in real estate along the Great Eastern Highway.[6] He owned half of the Central Park skyscraper in Perth and eight shopping centres in Australia.[6] In May 2012, he purchased fifty per cent stakes in Perth's Centro Galleria, Centro The Glen in Melbourne and Centro Colonnades in Adelaide from the Centro Properties Group.[12][13] His Perron Group is headquartered in East Perth, Western Australia.[6] He also owned SP Investments.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Jean Perron, and they had three children and seven grandchildren.[5][6] He enjoyed fishing in the ocean.[9] In 1995 Perron was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia "for service to business and commerce and to the community".[14]

Perron died aged 96 in Perth on 23 November 2018.[15]

Personal wealth[edit]

In 2016, Perron's net worth was estimated to be A$2.88 billion, listed on the BRW Rich 200[1] and US$1.60 billion, listed on Forbes list of Australia's 50 Richest people.[2] Perron is one of seventeen individuals listed on every BRW Rich 200 since the first list was published in 1984.[16]

Year BRW Rich 200 Forbes
Australia's 50 Richest
Rank Net worth (A$) Rank Net worth (US$)
2011[3][17] 18 Increase $1.88 billion Increase 20 Decrease $1.05 billion Decrease
2012[18][19] 15 Increase $2.05 billion Increase 15 Increase $1.50 billion Increase
2013[20][21] 14 Increase $2.33 billion Increase 12 Increase $2.10 billion Increase
2014[22][23] 11 Increase $2.73 billion Increase 14 Decrease $1.80 billion Decrease
2015[24][2] 10 Increase $2.65 billion Decrease 16 Decrease $1.60 billion Decrease
2016[1] 11 Decrease $2.88 billion Increase
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Philanthropy[edit]

In 1978, he established the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation in support of charities for sick and disabled children, and scholarships and awards for university students.[6] He also donated to the Association for the Blind of WA, which has renamed its Centre for Excellence as The Perron Centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stensholt, John, ed. (27 May 2016). "2016 BRW Rich 200 list: Stan Perron". Financial Review. Australia. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "2015 Australia's 50 Richest: #16 Stanley Perron". Forbes Asia. March 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "2011 BRW Rich 200: Stan Perron". BRW. Sydney. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  4. ^ Sullivan, Leanne (2009). Who's who in Australia. Crown Conten. p. 1669. ISBN 1740951662.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Australia & New Zealand's 40 Richest: #9 Stanley Perron". Forbes. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Quinn, Russell (10 March 2012). "Why Stan Perron's oresome at 89". The Sunday Times.
  7. ^ a b c Guest, Debbie (23 May 2012). "Stan Perron succeeds against Gina Rinehart, Angela Bennett over iron ore royalties". The Australian.
  8. ^ a b Moulton, Emma; Lawson, Rebecca (22 May 2012). "Billionaires Gina Rinehart, Angela Bennett, Stan Perron settle iron ore royalty fight". The Sunday Times.
  9. ^ a b c Costa, Gabrielle (28 January 2015). "Forbes rich list: all the usual suspects". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  10. ^ "£500 stake costs Rinehart dearly". Australian Financial Review. 23 May 2012.
  11. ^ Schneider, Joe (22 May 2012). "Australian Billionaires Settle Rio Tinto Royalty Dispute". Bloomberg Businessweek.
  12. ^ "Centro signs deal with billionaire Stan Perron". Herald Sun. 17 May 2012.
  13. ^ "Billionaire Stan Perron spends on shopping centre stakes". Herald Sun. 18 May 2012.
  14. ^ "PERRON, Lloyd Stanley AM". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 26 January 1995. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  15. ^ Smith, Sean (23 November 2018). "WA businessman Stan Perron dies at age of 96". news.com.au. News Limited. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  16. ^ Thomson, James (22 May 2013). "Celebrating 30 years of the Rich 200". BRW Rich 200. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  17. ^ "Chinese abandon Triguboff's Meriton Apartments". The Australian. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  18. ^ "2012 BRW Rich 200: Stan Perron". BRW. Sydney. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  19. ^ "2012 Australia's 40 Richest". Forbes Asia. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  20. ^ "2013 BRW Rich 200: Stan Perron". BRW. Sydney. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  21. ^ "2013 Australia's 50 Richest". Forbes Asia. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  22. ^ "2014 BRW Rich 200 list". BRW (a Fairfax Media Publication). Sydney. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.[permanent dead link]
  23. ^ "2014 Australia's 50 Richest". Forbes Asia. January 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  24. ^ "2015 BRW Rich 200 list: Stan Perron". BRW. Sydney. May 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.