Atlassian co-founder and father of four, Mike Cannon Brooks, has separated from his US-born wife, Annie, after 13 years of marriage.
News of the split was reported over the weekend in The Nine, citing “a source close to the family.” An Atlassian spokeswoman declined to comment.
A source told the media, “Both of them put their children first right now.” They want their privacy respected. “
The duo, who own an extensive real estate portfolio worth over $200 million and family venture capital fund Grok Ventures, reportedly parted ways a month ago.
The two married in January 2010 after they met in an airport lounge and she mistook him for someone else.
She has had a long and successful career as a fashion designer as Annie Todd. Continuing on the House of Cannon label during their marriage.
Atlassian was only eight years old when the two met, and in July 2010, six months after their marriage, they raised their first VC funding, with Accel Partners investing US$60 million. Five years later, in December 2015, Atlassian went public on the NASDAQ with a market capitalization of US$4.37 billion. It is now worth about $45 billion.
With a personal fortune of around A$20 billion, the Cannon-Brooks family is among the ten richest people in Australia.
The relationship is coming to an end just two weeks after fellow billionaires Andrew and Nicola Forrest announced they were ending their 31-year marriage.
In addition to holding a stake in the workplace software company he founded with co-CEO Scott Farquhar, Canon Brooks is also the largest shareholder in ASX-listed power company AGL Energy, which failed to make an offer last year.
Cannon-Brookes also owns Sun Cable, a renewable energy start-up. Together with Andrew Forrest, he invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the project and helped plan to pipe solar energy from Darwin to Singapore 4,200km under the sea. But the billionaires clashed over the strategic direction of the $30 billion project, which entered self-management in mid-January.
Canon Brooks lent the company $65 million to keep the show going while management searched for a buyer, and then went on to win bids to acquire Sun Cable from liquidators through an affiliate of Grok Ventures, a $2 billion family VC fund.
The two also pledged to invest $1 billion in climate technology start-ups in 2021. Grok’s portfolio includes home renewable energy fintech Brighte, social impact startup Who Gives a Crap, Canberra-based battery investment fund Infradebt, customer insights platform Dovetail, microsatellite startup Fleet Space, and payment fintech Tyro, which went public on the ASX in 2019.
Mike Cannon-Brooks, along with James Packer and Russell Crowe, owns a 25% stake in NRL team South Sydney Rabbits and US NBA franchise Utah Jazz.
Additionally, there is a stunning property portfolio that includes Fairwater, the former Fairfax family mansion in Sydney’s Point Piper, which paid a record $100 million in 2018. Scott Farquhar owns the $71. Million House next door.
Annie Cannon-Brooks paid Last year, $20 million to $25 million went to Dunk Island, a tourist destination on the Great Barrier Reef. They also own a $12 million house behind Fairwater, the former German Consul General’s residence in Woollahra, which they acquired for $18 million in 2020, a 155-hectare farm in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales purchased for $15 million, and two more properties nearby, including $5.35 million for the nearby 45-hectare Rosehill farm and $3.3 million for Joaja Creek. is included.
North of Sydney is Jennifer Hawkins’ former home in Newport, which was purchased for $24.5 million in 2020, and a Palm Beach home, which was purchased for $8.7 million in 2013, and across Pittwater, the Great Mackerel Beach hut sold for a bargain of $2.3 million in 2020.