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32 Year Old Filipina/Aussie woman is Australia's Latest Billionaire.. and SELF MADE


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This 32-Year-Old Filipino-Australian is the Youngest Aussie Billionaire
She's also the richest entirely self-made billionaire in Australia.

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Melanie Perkins, a 32-year-old Filipino-Australian, is now Australia’s youngest ever billionaire with a net worth of US$2.5 billion. This makes her Australia’s third-richest woman thanks to Canva, a graphic design company she co-founded less than a decade ago.

According to the Australian Financial Review, this also makes Perkins the richest entirely self-made billionaire in Australia.

Perkins and her co-founders, fiancé Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams, recently secured US$60 million in new funding from Australian venture capital fund Blackbird and Chinese firm Sequioa China. The new funding now puts Canva’s market value at US$6 billion (AUS $8.6 billions), almost double of what it was in October, 2019.

A tech startup, Canva is a popular free graphic design platform that’s garnered a loyal following due to its “freemium” model that lets users access a substantial library of free design templates. It’s premium features on Canva Pro give its 1.5 million subscribers an even larger library of graphic design templates on its platform.

https://www.esquiremag.ph/money/movers/melanie-perkins-billionaire-a00304-20200625

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Salty Dog

She's an Australian citizen who was born in Australia, grew up in Australia and attended a university in Australia. 

Her father is from Malaysia, while her mother is Aussie.

Found an artile that said her father's mother was Filipino. 

Seems she should be called a Malaysian-Australian or how about an Australian… :rolleyes:

 

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Jess Bartone

Filipinos tend to overreach when it comes to claiming "their own".

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Ozepete
5 hours ago, Salty Dog said:

She's an Australian citizen who was born in Australia, grew up in Australia and attended a university in Australia. 

Her father is from Malaysia, while her mother is Aussie.

Found an artile that said her father's mother was Filipino. 

Seems she should be called a Malaysian-Australian or how about an Australian… :rolleyes:

 

And not too hard to look at either!!!:thumbs_up:

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