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Australian billionaire Kerry Stokes is the owner of the yacht Antipodean. Kerry Stokes started in real estate development in his twenties. He was succesfull as a shopping mall developer.
Caterpilar - WesTrac
Later he invested in a Caterpillar franchise, now called WesTrac. WesTrac sells Caterpillar mining equipment to companies such as Rio Tinto. WesTrac also sells equipment in China and is one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in the world.
Seven West Media
From the 1980’s Stokes started investing in media, such as the Seven Network, which owns Sky News Australia, Yahoo7! And Pacific Magazines. Together with the US private equity firm KKR, Stokes created the Seven West Media Group.
Kerry Stokes is an active philanthropist, having donated several million dollars. Forbes estimates the net worth of Kerry Stokes at USD 1.3 billion.
Stokes’ yacht Antipodean was built by Oceanfast to a design of Jon Bannenberg. In 2014 Pirates attacked the yacht Antipodean off the coast of Papua New Guinea. They stole cash, diving equipment and laptops. Kerry Stokes was not on board.