James Wilson vs Kerry Stokes

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English footballer
Net worth 2018
$3.37 Billion
Political Leaders
Industry
Diversified
Carskerdo, Scotland
Residence
Perth, Australia
United States
Country
Australia
14/09/1742
BirthDay
13/09/1940
August 21, 1798
Died On
Children
4
University of St Andrews, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow,
Education
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1787

He was a member of the Committee of detail which was established in 1787 to prepare the first draft of the U

1782

He became a congress member once again in 1782 and served for five years till 1787, though not regularly

1778

He went to Philadelphia and became a corporate counselor in 1778, and was selected as the advocate general for France in America in 1779, holding this post till 1783

1777

He was expelled from the congress because of this in 1777

1776

Declaration of Independence on behalf of Pennsylvania in 1776

1775

He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775 where he joined the most revolutionary members in demanding for independence

1774

In 1774, he was elected as a member of the Committee of Correspondence at Carlisle

1771

He married Rachel Bird, daughter of William Bird, in 1771

1770

He returned to Philadelphia in 1770 and continued lecturing at The Academy and College of Philadelphia

1767

He began to study law under the famous lawyer cum politician, John Dickinson, and was accepted into the bar in Philadelphia in 1767

1766

In 1766, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and found a teaching position at The Academy and College of Philadelphia, now known as the University of Pennsylvania

1762

Andrews in 1762 and continued his studies at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow where he studied about the great thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment period like Adam Smith, John Locke and David Hume

2015

Stokes has always had a keen interest in the pastoral industry and acquired the 4,047 square kilometres (1,563 sq mi) Napier Downs station stocked with 20,000 head of Red Brahman cattle from Peter Leutenegger in 2015 for an estimated A$23 million to A$40 million

2014

In 2014, the Business Review Weekly assessed Stokes' net worth at A$2

2012

In November 2012, Stokes was named Western Australia’s Australian of the Year for his extensive philanthropic contributions to Australian society

2008

On 20 May 2008, Stokes, in conjunction with the South Australian Government, purchased the Victoria Cross medal set of Major Peter Badcoe for A$480,000

2007

In 2007, Stokes' National Hire Group (over 50% owned by WesTrac) formed a joint venture with The Carlyle Group to acquire the equipment hire group Coates Hire

2004

The International Olympic Committee awarded Seven the Gold Medal for its TV coverage of the Athens Summer Olympics in 2004

2001

He delivered the Andrew Olle Media Lecture in October 2001

2000

In June 2000, Stokes told the ABC, "My background was very difficult, very hard and I wouldn't wish that on anybody

1996

In 1996 Stokes acquired a strategic 19 per cent stake in the Seven Network (now about 43 per cent), a network of commercial free-to-air television stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, as well as regional Queensland & Perth

1995

In 1995 Stokes was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to business and commerce to the arts and to the community

1994

In 1994, Stokes delivered the Boyer Lectures, a series of five lectures broadcast annually on ABC radio

1992

His third marriage was to Australian television actress Peta Toppano in 1992

1988

He invested in the Caterpillar franchise in Western Australia (Wigmores Ltd) in 1988, and the company now called WesTrac has equipment dealer franchises in Western Australia, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and nine provinces across China, with the total number of employees close to 4,000 people, as well as 500 apprentices in Australia

1987

These assets were sold to Frank Lowy in 1987

1979

In 1979 Stokes acquired Canberra's local TV station Seven Canberra, subsequently acquiring Seven Adelaide from Rupert Murdoch and won the TEN licence in Perth, as well as acquiring radio stations in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, through a vehicle called BDC

1960

Stokes' first reported job was to install TV antennas in Perth, followed by a sustained period in property development throughout the 1960s and 1970s

1940

Kerry Matthew Stokes AC, born John Patrick Alford on 13 September 1940, is an Australian businessman

1922

223 billion; making him the 14th richest individual Australian