Mike Cannon-Brookes is Australia’s successful entrepreneur and self-made billionaire. He is a co-founder of Sydney based collaboration software company firm Atlassian. According to Forbes, He has a net worth of 6B dollar which lifted up him in Australia’s Top 50 Richest in 2019.
Mike has received international recognition for his work, including the “Australian IT Professional of the Year“ award in 2004, and “Australian Entrepreneur of The Year“ in 2006. He’s been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009 and is currently a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders. He was also recognized on Fortune’s 40 under 40 list alongside Scott in 2016.
Quick info of Mike Cannon-Brookes
|Full Name||Mike Cannon-Brookes|
|Education||-BCom in Information Systems
(1998-2001, University of New South Wales)
|Parents||Mike and Helen Cannon-Brookes|
|Known As||CEO of Atlassian|
|Net Worth||6 Billions Dollar (as of 2019)|
|Recognition||2006 Named Ernst & Young's Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year.|
|Current Residence||Point Piper, Sydney, Australia|
Mike Cannon-Brookes Early Age and Education
Mike Cannon-Brookes was born in 1979 in New Haven, Connecticut. His father, Michael Cannon-Brookes, was a finance executive who worked for U.S.-based firms. Mike attended Cranbrook School in Sydney, whose former pupils include fellow billionaire James Packer. He began studying for a Bachelor of Commerce in information systems degree at the University of New South Wales in 1998. He graduated from the University of New South Wales on a UNSW Co-op Scholarship in 2001.
Cannon-Brookes met classmate Scott Farquhar during his university studies and the pair founded Atlassian in 2002. He is an angel investor in Shoes of Prey, Ninjablocks and Tyro Payments, a Venture Partner at new Australian VC Blackbird Ventures and a mentor/investor at Startmate.
Mike Cannon-Brookes Net Worth
Net Worth – 6 Billions of January 2019
Atlassian is the Sydney-based company serving more than 125,000 customers and reported revenue of $874 million in the year to June 30, 2018. The maker of Jira Software had an initial public offering in New York in December 2015. Atlassian Software System is an innovative, fast-growing Australian software company attempting to ‘upset’ the enterprise software market with high quality, low price offerings.
The enterprise software company offers services to software developers and project managers.
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. -Mike Cannon-Brookes
Atlassian grew quickly and by 2010 had sold a minority stake to venture capital firm Accel Partners for $60 million. It sold $462 million in new shares in a 2015 initial public offering in New York. The IPO valued Atlassian at more than $4 billion.
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