James Packer Having a Quiet 50th BirthdayAugust 30, 2017 11:36 am
On September 8th, James Packer turns 50 years old, but the casino mogul is unlikely to be making a big fuss about his milestone birthday, and is expected to plump for one of his traditionally quiet birthday celebrations, instead.
According to sources near to the Aussie businessman, Packer is not overly keen on big parties, and prefers the intimacy of sharing smaller, private dinners with a few close friends. It seems even family members are not immune to his aversion towards large bashes, either, and in 2016 he ducked out of his sister Gretel’s 50th birthday celebrations in Sydney.
Packer’s milestone 30th birthday and 40th birthdays were apparently intimate get-togethers, too, while his last few birthdays have been spent in the company of his former girlfriend and singing diva Mariah Carey on his yacht in the South of France. Their relationship ended a year ago, though, and currently it is moored in French Polynesia, suggesting that the business tycoon will probably be spending his 50th birthday in a more low-key setting there, together with a few close friends. Meanwhile, Carey has since started dating Bryan Tanaka, but was still seen wearing the engagement ring given to her previously by Packer, with one insider stating that “She was wearing her huge engagement finger from James on her right middle finger as a big ‘screw you.”
This month, James Packer resumed his position on the Crown Resorts board of directors, and presently controls a 48.5 percent stake in the company worth an estimated $3.85 billion. Packer’s sister, on the other hand, agreed, a $1.25 billion settlement recently in which she received a stake in Crown worth roughly $100 million.
According to company filings, James Packer is now calling Aspen, Colorado his home, with other addresses listed over the past few years including Bondi Beachin Australia, and Tel Aviv in Israel. Needless to say, Packer’s domicile has huge significance as far as his personal income taxes are concerned.