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Michael Cannon-Brookes is an Australian businessman and investor. He is best known as the co-founder and co-CEO of the software company Atlassian.
Cannon-Brookes often carries the epithet of accidental billionaire after he and his business partner Scott Farquhar founded Atlassian with the simple aim of replicating the then-typical graduate starting salary of A$48,000 at the big corporations without having to work for someone else.
Michael Cannon-Brookes was born on November 17, 1979 (age 42 years) in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. He is the son of a global banking executive, also named Mike, and his wife, Helen. He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a bachelor’s degree in information systems on a UNSW Co-op Scholarship.
With Scott Farquhar, Cannon-Brookes is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, a collaboration software company. The pair started the company shortly after graduating from university, funding it with credit cards.
He is also an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales School of Computer Science and Engineering. Cannon-Brookes and Farquhar were recognized as the Australian IT Professional of the Year award in 2004, and Australian 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year.
Cannon-Brookes was also honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009 and is a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders.
In September 2020, it was revealed that Cannon-Brookes was listed on a Chinese Government ‘Overseas Key Individuals Database’ of prominent international individuals of interest for China illustrating his prominence in the Australian technological and industry landscape.
Cannon-Brookes has been a prolific commentator on public policy in Australia, collaborating with the Australian Government on a number of occasions, as well as publicly offering his assistance to solve energy and technology policy challenges.
In December 2020, Cannon-Brookes bought a minority stake in NBA team Utah Jazz, along with Qualtrics co-founder Ryan Smith.
Michael Cannon-Brookes also acquired the 1923-built heritage residence Verona, designed by architect Leslie Wilkinson and located in Double Bay, for A$17 million. The house previously belonged to New Zealand philanthropist Pat Goodman.
Prior to that, in 2016 Cannon-Brookes bought the A$7.05 million SeaDragon house, built-in 1936, also designed by Wilkinson and updated by architect Luigi Rosselli. His Centennial Park home sold for A$16.5 million. In 2019 he purchased a house near Fairwater for A$12 million.
Cannon-Brookes is married to Annie Todd and they have four children. Cannon-Brookes and Todd lived in Sydney’s eastern suburbs in Centennial Park. In 2018 they bought Fairwater, Australia’s most expensive house for approximately A$100 million, next door to Scott Farquhar’s A$71 million Point Piper harbourside mansion, Elaine.
Michael Cannon-Brookes net worth
How much is Michael Cannon-Brookes? Michael Cannon-Brookes is estimated at around $18.2 billion. His main source of income is from hs career as a businessman and investor. Cannon-Brookes successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the rchest and influential people in the United States.
Alongside his business partner, Farquhar, Cannon-Brookes debuted on the 2007 BRW Young Rich list of the richest Australians aged under 40; and on the BRW Rich 200 in 2013. In 2016, his net worth was estimated by Forbes on the list of Australia’s 50 Richest people as US$1.69 billion; by BRW Rich 200 as A$2.00 billion; and by the Sunday Times Rich List as GB£906 million.
As of May 2021, the Financial Review estimated his net worth was A$27.25 billion. Meanwhile, in the same month, Forbes estimated his net worth was US$13.7 billion.