Besides the fact that he’s head-over-heels for Mariah Carey, what do we REALLY know about James Packer? Get to know her fiance and future third husband below!
James Packer, 48, has completely swept Mariah Carey, 45, off her feet. After dating for only eight months, the pair is already engaged and looking forward to a lifetime of happiness together. Aw! Thankfully he seems like a pretty amazing guy — and HollywoodLife.com has five fast facts about him right here!
1. He’s the fourth richest person in Australia.
It’s a pretty well known fact that James is a billionaire, but what exactly does he do? Turns out he’s a chairperson of Crown Limited, one of Australia’s largest entertainment and integrated resort groups (aka a casino mogul). His worth was estimated to be a whopping US$3.8 billion as of November 2015, according to Forbes magazine. So how did he get into the business? His family owned a traditional media business but once his father passed away in 2005, James focused on creating his worldwide gambling empire, which completely took off and skyrocketed him to billionaire status!
2. Although James is insanely wealthy, he uses his powers for good!
Mariah is one lucky girl, rich AND charitable, James seems to be the whole package. He has not one but TWO foundations, his company’s foundation, the Crown Resorts Foundation, and his family’s foundation, the Packer Family Foundation Board. Both provide funds to the arts, the community, education, and the environment. James set a goal in 2014 to pump $200 million into worthy charities over the course of just 10 years!
3. James is from the land down under.
Born in Sydney Australia, James is a true Aussie through and through. Although he spends most of his time in the states, according to the Daily Mail, James is keeping his luxury Sydney home, which overlooks Bondi beach.
4. Just like Mariah, this is James’ third marriage.
In 1999, James married Jodhi Meares in Australia, but they later separated in 2002. He then married Erica Baxter, a model and singer. Erica and James were wed in the equivalent of a civil ceremony in 2007 after dating on and off for four years. However, the couple announced they were separating in 2013, they were divorced by the end of that year.
5. James has three children.
With his second wife, Erica, James has two daughters and one son: Indigo, born 2008; Jackson Lloyd, born 2012; and Emmanuelle Sheelah, born 2012. We’re sure his three little ones are already BFFs with Mariah’s twins, Monroe and Moroccan!
What do you think of Mariah’s beau, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited about their engagement?