Clive Palmer Biography
Palmer was born on March 26, 1954, at Footscray Hospital in Footscray, a Melbourne, Victoria suburb. He was raised in the nearby suburb of Williamstown. Palmer’s family relocated to Queensland in 1963, and he was raised primarily on the Gold Coast, where he attended Aquinas College and Southport State High School, though he also briefly attended Toowoomba Grammar School. Palmer attended the University of Queensland from 1973 to 1975 and majored in law, journalism, and politics. He later earned a Diploma of Law from the Queensland Bar Board and worked for the Public Defender’s Office as a clerk and interviewing officer.
Clive Palmer Career
Clive Frederick Palmer (born March 26, 1954) is a businessman and politician from Australia. He owns iron ore, nickel, and coal. Palmer owns several companies, including Mineralogy, Waratah Coal, Queensland Nickel in Townsville, the Palmer Coolum Resort on the Sunshine Coast, the Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course in Port Douglas, the Palmer Colonial Golf Course in Robina, and the Palmer Gold Coast Golf Course in Robina. From 2008 to 2012, he was the owner of Gold Coast United FC. In April 2013, Palmer founded the Palmer United Party after winning the Sunshine Coast seat of Fairfax in the 2013 Australian federal election and serving as an MP for one term.
Clive Palmer Personal Life
Palmer was married for 22 years to his first wife. He has two adult children: Michael, a son, and Emily, a daughter. Susan Palmer, his first wife, died of cancer in 2006. He married Anna in 2007, and they have two daughters, Mary and Lucy. Palmer is a Roman Catholic who was active in Right to Life Australia while at university, organizing pro-life rallies.
Clive Palmer Net Worth
Palmer’s net worth was estimated at A$600 million by the BRW Rich 200 in 2016, A$4.09 billion in 2019, and A$13.01 billion in 2021, according to the Financial Review 2021 Rich List.
As of 2022, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $2 billion.