Harry Triguboff was bornon 5 June 1933 in Sydney, Australia, Australia. Harry Triguboff is #175 in List Billionaires People In The World. The buoyant Sydney market continues to drive up Harry Triguboff's fortune. His apartment-tower development company, Meriton, sees strong demand in Australia's largest city, while it also has a presence in southeast Queensland. Born in China to Russian parents, he came to Australia as a teenager and found success in business by providing higher-density living options in a city traditionally dominated by free-standing homes. He began his working life in the textile business, making his move into real estate in the early 1960s. He built his first apartment block in the Sydney suburb of Gladesville. One of the first Australian developers to see the potential of apartment living at a time when most of his countrymen aspired to single-family homes in suburbia, he has put up more than 65,000 apartments, earning him the nickname "High Rise Harry." Triguboff established a center in Israel that focuses on immigrants and Judaism.
According to the 2017 Financial Review Rich List, Triguboff's personal net wealth was estimated at A$11
In May 2016, he was declared the wealthiest person in Australia by net worth in the annual Financial Review Rich 200 list, yet held the mantle for only one year
In 2015, Forbes Asia magazine's annual billionaires list assessed Triguboff as the world's 262nd wealthiest billionaire
During 2012, Meriton and the owners' corporation became embroiled in a long running court dispute over major building defects and alleged breaches of their contract, with maintenance issues worth more than A$1 million
Triguboff participated in a 2010 Business Review Weekly magazine contest to "Win a Week With a Billionaire"
In 2004, Meriton completed the construction of World Tower, Sydney's tallest residential apartment building
Triguboff was the first person to win Australia's Property Person of the Year award twice; he first won the award in 2003 and then again in 2009
Triguboff committed Meriton throughout the club's merger period of 2000 and into 2015
The company has been a sponsor of the Wests Tigers (and their predecessor, Balmain Tigers) since 1998
Triguboff was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia on 26 January 1990 "for service to building and construction and for philanthropy" and an Officer of the Order on 7 June 1999 "for service to the community as a philanthropist, and to the residential construction industry"
He made a profit, which led to a second development in 1968 in Gladesville
From the experience gained in the initial development, Triguboff bought a second block of land in 1963, this time in Smith Street, Tempe, and began building a block of eight units with a partner
He returned to Australia in 1960 and became an Australian citizen in 1961
He spent his early childhood in the Jewish community in Tianjin and in 1947, moved to Australia to be educated at the Scots College in Sydney
The son of a builder, Triguboff was born in Dalian (Darien at the time), Liaoning, Republic of China on June 5 1933, the son of Russian Jews who fled to northeastern China after the rise of Lenin