Born in South Africa and grown in Australia, Kerr Nielson is one of the most successful investment managers, best known for being the managing director and co-founder of the Platinum Asset Management. Forbes stated Kerr as the 9th richest individual in Australia, and among the 500 richest people across the globe with a net worth of around US $ 3 billion.
After his birth in South Africa in 1950, Neilsons moved to the Australian continent in 1973. Here, he founded Platinum Asset Management along with his partner George Soros in 1994. Since then, he has been serving as the company’s managing director, executive director and chief investment officer. Kerr Nielson also acts as the managing director for Palmer Tube Mills, and also as the chief investment officer for Platinum Master Portfolio and Platinum Japan Fund. With all these activities and involvements, he is undoubtedly one of the richest men in Australia.