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Filipina Australian Co-Founder of Canva Now the 3rd Richest Billionaire Woman in Australia

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Meet Melanie Perkins, one of the wealthiest women in Australia and the CEO and co-founder of multi-billion dollar tech company Canva.

 

The 32-year-old Filipino Australian tech entrepreneur has a net worth of $1.3 billion, making her the third richest woman in Australia, according to International Business Times.

 

Perkins and then-fiancé Cliff Obrecht started out small before founding their billion-dollar company.

 

The couple launched an online school yearbook design business in 2007 called Fusion Yearbooks which aims to help people struggling to use designing programs and to make the “yearbook creation process easy and fun for everyone,” according to their About Us page.

 

My mum’s living room became my office, and my boyfriend became my business partner, and we started enabling schools to create their yearbooks really, really simply,” Perkins told CNBC in January.

 

Then, in 2010, Perkins was invited by Silicon Valley investor Bill Tai to pitch her ideas.

 

He eventually connected Perkins to his other high profile contacts. Perkins also caught the attention of

 

Hollywood actors Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson, who both invested in her company, Inc.com reported.

 

Perkins and Obrecht, along with co-founder Cameron Adams, founded Canva with the help of Google Maps co-founder Lars Rasmussen and tech developer Dave Hearnden.

 

Canva went live in 2013 and allowed users to create their own designs for free.

 

Canva now has millions of monthly users thanks to the website’s user-friendly interface which lets users drag-and-drop ready-made templates.

 

Obrecht told Forbes that more than 30 million people use Canva every month.

 

He also said the paid user base has doubled, reached 500,000 organizations and 1.5 million paid subscribers on Canvas Pro.

 

The company also said its design creation and sharing increased by 50% during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Wonder if she is on one of the dating sites?

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42 minutes ago, Puchaiyank said:

Wonder if she is on one of the dating sites?

 

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Gina is more my age bracket!C2C9D5DB-CA1E-40C6-AAAF-01707CE1D98A.thumb.png.15149d9f34c541ae0aad8f61ee4fd1b3.png

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and Gina's son's and family are in & out of court continuously fighting over the Hancock trust. 

  

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Only non fiction part of the story, was that he was killed by his new so called compatriots for a reward. 

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Tell a Thai this and you’ll get  “ I no believe . Aussie white skin. Why she look thai”

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On 7/2/2020 at 6:42 AM, Olmate said:

Gina is more my age bracket!C2C9D5DB-CA1E-40C6-AAAF-01707CE1D98A.thumb.png.15149d9f34c541ae0aad8f61ee4fd1b3.png

Yea That's a BAD one No scruples  GGRrrrr

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On 7/2/2020 at 12:10 AM, Thaivisa Web Content Team said:

Meet Melanie Perkins, one of the wealthiest women in Australia and the CEO and co-founder of multi-billion dollar tech company Canva.

 

Never even heard of the Company or the people that Run/Own it. 

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On 7/2/2020 at 6:42 AM, Olmate said:

Gina is more my age bracket!

 

On 7/2/2020 at 7:20 AM, steven100 said:

and Gina's son's and family are in & out of court continuously fighting over the Hancock trust. 

So she's available...  Woo, woo!!

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24 minutes ago, AgMech Cowboy said:

 

So she's available...  Woo, woo!!

send her a love letter .... tell her how much you admire her astute personality and would like to meet up with her for dinner some time.

 

oh .... can you afford the air ticket to Perth   ?

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she is Australian, born and bred in Australia not the Phillipines.

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