Meet the lucky man who is said to be dating stunning and recently separated Miranda Kerr! She and her new beau revealed to be Australia’s richest man, James Packer were reportedly good friends and you know what comes after a good friendship; that’s right, love!
As we mentioned the 46-year-old is the countries’ man and one of the richest in the world! James has been lucky both in business and in love, although he is in the middle of a separation with his second wife, he’s always been around the most beautiful women!
Packer who is ranked 198th on the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest people, was born September 8 1967; severed his family’s deep ties to the media sector in 2012 when he sold pay-TV company Consolidated Media Holdings to Newscorp., pocketing $1 billion. That leaves him to focus on his gaming empire Crown Ltd., which owns casinos in Australia and has a joint venture in Macau. Packer inherited a $5 billion business when his father Kerry Packer died in late 2005.
His first wife was Australian swimsuit model and fashion designer Jodhi Meares. The couple tied the knot in 1999 and divorced in 2002.
In 2007 he tied the knot to Australian singer and model Erica Baxter with whom he became a father of three! But recent reports indicate the couple have called it quits after six-years of marriage.
The statement issued to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said simply: ‘It is with great sadness that Erica and James Packer announce their separation. His children with his soon to be ex-wife are five-year-old Indigo, three-year-old Jackson and on-year-old Emmanuelle.
While Miranda on the other hand, announced her split from English actor hubby Orlando Bloom in October after three years of marriage. The couple has a two-year-old son, Flynn.
Confidential column of Australia’s Daily Telegraph, claims they both have embarked on a romance. The reports read:
“[Packer] told friends business pressures caused the breakdown of his second marriage, and is expected to spend Christmas in the US with his children, who now live in Los Angeles with their mother. Kerr, by coincidence, also calls the US home.”
Packer’s family fortune was built on media assets. James operates a charitable foundation named for his father. He seeded it with $10 million in 2006. He has been a strong supporter of a program to help indigenous Australians move into corporate jobs. In December 2012 he took delivery of a $20 million super-yacht called Seahorse.
Neither Miranda nor James has publicly confirmed the rumor.
Any thoughts on the new couple??