Mariah Carey’s Fiancé: 5 Things To Know About James Packer

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Mariah Carey is engaged once again! The lucky man is James Packer, an Australian businessman and investor. While not a whole lot is known about him in the U.S., here are five things that everyone should know about the 47-year-old:

5. He’s Super Rich

According to Forbes, James has a net worth of $4.5 billion and is estimated to be the fourth richest person in Australia. Following his father’s death in 2005, he took over the family company, Consolidated Press Holdings Limited (CPH), which controls investments in Crown Resorts, RatPac-Dune Entertainment and other large international companies and chains.

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Photo by Gregory Pace

4. He’s Been Married Twice

He married model Jodhi Meares in 1999 and they separated in 2002. In 2007, he married model and singer Erica Baxter and together they have three children, two daughters and a son. In 2013, they separated and divorced.

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3. He Publically Found His Best Friend

In 2014, he was involved in a brawl with David Gyngell, a long time friend of his, for leaving his wife and three children for Miranda Kerr. The paparazzi were there to catch the fight. He and David were both fined $500 for offensive behavior.

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Photo by Justin Lloyd/Newspix/REX

2. He Dabbled in Scientology

After the breakdown of his first marriage, James became friends with Tom Cruise and began attending the Church of Scientology and taking courses; however, he later distanced himself from the church.

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1. He’s a Philanthropist

In 2014, he launched a $200 million philanthropic fund to support the arts and Indigenous education in Australia. It will be funded jointly between himself and Crown Resorts.

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Photo by James D. Morgan/REX

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