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Janet Holmes à Court is an Australian businesswoman and one of Australia’s wealthiest women. Holmes à Court is the Chairperson of one of Australia’s largest private companies, Heytesbury Pty Ltd, having turned around its fortunes after the death of her husband Robert Holmes à Court in 1990.
Holmes à Court retained full ownership of the Heytesbury Group of companies until 2008 when her son, Peter Holmes à Court, assumed ownership, while she remained chairman.
Biography, Education and career
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Janet Holmes à Court, AC, HonFAHA, HonFAIB whose birth name is Janet Lee Ranford was born on November 29, 1943 (age 78 years) in Perth, Western Australia.
Janet Holmes à Court attended Perth Modern School and the University of Western Australia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in organic chemistry and a Diploma of Education in 1965. After graduation, she worked as a science teacher before marrying her husband in 1966 and having four children with him.
Holmes à Court currently lives in Perth. As her children left home, she developed interests in medical research, the arts and various charitable organizations.
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After the death of her husband, Janet Holmes à Court took over management of Heytesbury Pty Ltd, which was considerably in debt, rescuing and expanding it. The company operates cattle stations in remote Western Australia and has interests in vineyards, wine-making and engineering contracting.
She owns the Holmes à Court Gallery located in the original Vasse Felix winery at Cowaramup, near Margaret River, in Western Australia which displays works from the Holmes à Court Collection.
As well as her business activities, Janet Holmes à Court has been an active participant in progressive social issues, such as an advocate for the Australian Republican Movement at the 1998 constitutional convention, and is the chairperson of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and deputy chairman of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA.
Janet Holmes à Court has also served on the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building. She was Pro-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia from 1990 to 1994, and a Senate member of both Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia.
Holmes à Court was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1995 and promoted to a Companion of the Order (AC) on Australia Day 2007 for service to business, particularly as a leader in the construction, wine and cattle industries, to the advancement of Western Australia’s musical and theatre culture, to the visual arts, and to the community.
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In 2001, Janet Holmes à Court was awarded the Centenary Medal for her service to the arts as Chair of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Black Swan Theatre Company. The National Trust of Australia has included her on its list of 100 Australian Living Treasures.
Janet Holmes à Court was married to Robert Holmes à Court, they had their marriage ceremony in 2006. Her husband was a South African-born Australian businessman who became Australia’s first billionaire, before dying suddenly of a heart attack on September 2, 1990, at the age of 53. The couple had five children Simon Holmes à Court, Peter Holmes à Court, Paul William Holmes à Court, Catherine Elizabeth Holmes à Court and Paul Holmes à Court.
Janet Holmes à Court net worth
How much is Janet Holmes à Court worth? Janet Holmes à Court net worth is estimated at around $700 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a businesswoman. Her salary and other earnings are over $50 million annually. Holmes à Court successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and influential women in Australia.