The co-founder and co-CEO of the software firm Atlassian is the Australian billionaire businessman Scott Farquhar (born December 1979). After he and his business partner Mike Cannon-Brookes created Atlassian with the goal of duplicating the A$48,500 graduate starting pay customary at businesses without having to work for someone else, Farquhar frequently bears the moniker "accidental billionaire."
Early Life And Career
Born in December 1979, Farquhar. He attended James Ruse Agricultural High School and Castle Hill Primary School before earning a Bachelor of Science (BIT) from the University of New South Wales.
More than 260,000 large and small organisations, including some of the most well-known names in media, manufacturing, and technology, use Atlassian's tracking, collaboration, communication, service management, and development products, which Farquhar co-founded with Cannon-Brookes. For their accomplishments, Cannon-Brookes and Farquhar received the Australian Consensus IT Professional of the Year award in 2004 and the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2006. Through the Australian Businesswomen's Network, Farquhar has supported women in business. She also provides guest lectures on entrepreneurship to MBA and undergrad students.
Farquhar opposed the Australian government's decision to rename the 457 visas in 2018, arguing that the action hurt Australia's standing as a desirable location for employment. Through the privately held investment vehicle Skip Capital, Farquhar makes major investments in tech businesses. As of 2021, the fund has shares in four Australian digital unicorns, including Canva and Airwallex, as well as foreign companies including Talkdesk, a San Francisco-based supplier of cloud-based contact centre software.
They have three boys together and are married to Kim Jackson. For almost A$75 million, Farquhar acquired Elaine, its old ancestral Sydney harborfront mansion, from the Fairfax family in 2017. Prior to being acquired by Farquhar, the Fairfax family had owned the Point Piper residence, which was situated on 6,986 square metres (75,200 square feet), since 1891. According to reports, Farquhar intends to partially demolish Elaine's unattractive renovations in 2020 and build a modern house worth A$30 million in its place. The mansion next door, Fairwater, which cost over A$100 million and was Australia's most expensive home, was purchased by Cannon-Brookes in 2018. Farquhar saved a man's life in Las Vegas in April 2022.
alongside an estimated net worth of A$250 million, Farquhar debuted alongside his business partner Cannon-Brookes on the BRW Young Rich list of the wealthiest Australians under the age of 40 in 2007 and on the BRW Rich 200 in 2013. His net worth was assessed in 2016 to be US$1.75 billion by Forbes on the list of Australia's 50 Richest People, A$2.00 billion by BRW Rich 200, and UK£906 million by the Sunday Times Rich List. With a net worth of $6.40 billion as of 2019, Farquhar was rated fifth on Forbes' list of Australia's 50 Richest People. With a net worth of A$18.16 billion, he was placed seventh in the Financial Review 2023 Rich List.