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Kerr Neilson Biography, Career, Personal Life and Net Worth

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Kerr Neilson Biography

Kerr Neilson was born on January 4, 1950 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Neilson first showed an interest in a career in investment management when he purchased his first stock at the age of 13. Neilson earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town in 1973.

Kerr Neilson Career

Kerr Neilson is a South African-born Australian billionaire investor who co-founded Platinum Asset Management in 1994. Neilson has been dubbed “Australia’s Warren Buffett” for his ability to consistently select high-performing stocks. His net worth was estimated to be US$1.0 billion as of May 2022.
Neilson worked in finance and investment management, most notably in Cortaulds’ London investment department. He returned to South Africa in 1973 and ten years later moved to Australia as the head of retail funds management for Bankers Trust Australia.

Kerr Neilson Personal Life

Neilson divorced his ex-wife, Judith, in 2015. They have two kids. Kerr and Judith Neilson opened the White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale, Sydney, in 2009 to display their collection of artworks acquired over the previous decades.

Kerr Neilson Net Worth

According to Forbes, his net worth was estimated to be US$1.1 billion as of May 2022.

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