Mike Cannon-Brookes was bornon 1979 in Sydney, Australia, Australia. Mike Cannon-Brookes is #648 in List Billionaires People In The World. Cannon-Brookes is cofounder of collaboration software firm Atlassian, based in Sydney, Australia. He and co-CEO Scott Farquhar started the company soon after graduating from college, funding it with credit cards. Atlassian, which has no sales team, boasts NASA, Tesla and SpaceX as customers. In 2017 Cannon-Brookes started working with Elon Musk to bring Musk's battery technology to southern Australia, which was suffering a power crisis.
If you watch your [stock price] every day, it's like going to the casino. If you play roulette, your money is going to go up heaps and down heaps. What's the point of that? Let's focus on what the company is like in five years.
In 2016, his net worth was estimated by Forbes on the list of Australia's 50 Richest people as US$1
Cannon-Brookes was also honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009 and is a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders
Alongside his business partner, Farquhar, Cannon-Brookes debuted on the 2007 BRW Young Rich list of the richest Australians aged 40; and on the BRW Rich 200 in 2013 with an estimated net worth of A$250 million
Cannon-Brookes and Farquhar were recognised as the Australian IT Professional of the Year award in 2004, and Australian 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year
Mike Cannon-Brookes was born in November 1979, the son of a global banking executive, also named Mike, and his wife, Helen