Stan Obrecht, a government employee, and Mary Obrecht, a teacher, were the parents of Clifford. He was raised in the Western Australian town of Kingsley, which is north of Perth. University of Western Australia awarded Obrecht a degree.
Clifford Obrecht, an Australian IT tycoon who is worth $1 billion, co-founded Canva with Melanie Perkins and serves as its chief operational officer. He also owns 18% of the company.
With a net worth of A$3.43 billion, Obrecht first appeared on The Australian Financial Review Rich List in 2020. His and Perkins' combined net worth was valued at A$13.18 billion as of May 2023 by The Australian Financial Review, making them the ninth wealthiest Australians. Forbes estimated his net worth to be US$6.5 billion as of September 2022.