The Price of Fortune by Damon Kitney
This is the story of James Packer, one of Australia’s richest men. James was born into a powerful media dynasty and was 38 when he inherited a $5 billion fortune. In the following decade he transformed his father Kerry’s empire, but by 2016 the pressure was taking its toll.
In his biography, The Price of Fortune, he opens up in an attempt to make sense of his rollercoaster life and to tell the human story of being James Packer. He shares how his charm, intellect and wealth lead him to exciting places. However, sometimes his trust of people and rash actions cost him friendships, his health and his reputation.
James co-operated with business journalist Damon Kitney to share for the first time details of his break up with pop star Mariah Carey and his battle with mental health issues. He delves into the story behind his public revelations in 2018 which forced him to resign from the board of the casino company he owns. Damon was granted unprecedented access to James, including six months of interviewing. An insightful and revealing read.
Reviewer: Andrea Molloy HarperCollins, RRP $49.99