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Alan Bond was an Australian business magnate, yachting sponsor and convicted corporate criminal. He born on April 22, 1938 in London, England and emigrated to Australia at age 12. Beginning his career as a sign writer, Bond formed what was to be Bond Corporation in 1959. He became a public hero in his adopted country after bankrolling challenges for the America's Cup, which resulted in his selection in 1978 as Australian of the Year. His Australia II syndicate won the 1983 America's Cup, which had been held by the New York Yacht Club since 1851, thus breaking the longest winning streak in the history of sport. The victory was viewed as the time when Australia came of age and made its mark on the international stage. In 1987 Bond bought the Nine Network from Kerry Packer for $1 billion, but sold it back to the billionaire for a fraction of the price just three years later. In 1992 Bond was declared bankrupt with personal debts totalling A$1.8 billion. He was subsequently convicted of fraud and imprisoned after pleading guilty to using his controlling interest in Bell Resources to deceptively siphon off A$1.2 billion into the coffers of Bond Corporation. The funds were used to shore up the cash resources of the ailing Bond Corporation, which spectacularly collapsed, leaving Bell Resources in a precarious situation. Following his release, Bond became active in various mining investments, predominately in Africa, including Madagascar Oil PLC and Global Diamond Resources, and was included in Business Review Weekly's ‘Rich 200 List’ in 2008. Bond died on May 5, 2015, aged 77, following complications from heart surgery.

. 1995 ) Alan Bond WA business tycoon whose court...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1995
MAY 10, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Businessman Alan Bond...
By Grant Turner
10 May, 1994
MAY 9, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Australian businessman...
By Chris Pavlich
09 May, 1994
JULY 23, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Australian businessman...
By Samantha Randall
23 July, 1993
JULY 23, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Australian businessman...
By Mark Williams
23 July, 1993
JUNE 17, 1993: PERTH, WA. Australian businessman...
By Ken Matts
17 June, 1993
NOVEMBER 19, 1992: PERTH, WA. Businessman Alan...
By Ken Matts
19 November, 1992
MAY 13, 1990: GOLD COAST, QLD. Businessman and...
By David Sproule
13 May, 1990
DECEMBER 29, 1989 Alan Bond after docking Drumbeat...
By Tony Palmer
29 December, 1989
DECEMBER 26, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. Businessman Alan...
By John Hawryluk
26 December, 1989
MAY 19, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. Australian businessman...
By Colin Murty
19 May, 1989
MAY 19, 1989: Businessman Alan Bond at a press...
By News Ltd
19 May, 1989
1989 Sydney to Hobart Race. Alan Bond at wheel...
By Ian Mainsbridge
01 January, 1989
1989 Sydney to Hobart Race. Alan Bond aboard...
By Ian Mainsbridge
01 January, 1989
NOVEMBER 28, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. Businessman Alan...
By Robert Doran
28 November, 1988
OCTOBER 13, 1988 Alan Bond at the site of Bond...
By News Ltd
13 October, 1988
1988 of Alan Bond. Pic . (mundle) Photographer...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1988
NOVEMBER 13, 1987: (L-R) Prime Minister Bob Hawke...
By Adrian Brooks
13 November, 1987
NOVEMBER 13, 1987: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Prime Minister...
By News Ltd
13 November, 1987
SEPTEMBER 9, 1987 Chilean President Aususto Pinochet...
By News Ltd
09 September, 1987
MAY 1987 Chairman of Bond Corporation, Alan Bond,...
By News Ltd
01 May, 1987
HISTORICAL - Perth entrepreneur Alan Bond (left)...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1987
December 4, 1986: Businessman Alan Bond aboard...
By News Ltd
04 December, 1986
DECEMBER, 1986: Businessan Alan Bond kisses Pope...
By Stuart Menzies
01 December, 1986
JANUARY 30, 1986: PERTH, WA. Businessman Alan...
By Ernie McLintock
30 January, 1986
NOVEMBER, 1985: MELBOURNE, VIC. Businessman Alan...
By Peter Bull
01 November, 1985
NOVEMBER, 1985 : Businessman Alan Bond arrives...
By News Ltd
01 November, 1985
OCTOBER 3, 1985 Princess Anne meets Alan Bond...
By News Ltd
03 October, 1985
AUGUST 28, 1985: SYDNEY, NSW. Businessman Alan...
By John Burney
28 August, 1985
AUGUST 21, 1985 Alan Bond and crew of Australia...
By News Ltd
21 August, 1985
1985 Alan Bond with daughter Suzanne on her wedding...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1985
OCTOBER 30, 1983: PERTH, WA. Eileen Bond and Alan...
By News Ltd
30 October, 1983
OCTOBER 30, 1983: PERTH, WA. Eileen Bond and Alan...
By News Ltd
30 October, 1983
OCTOBER 30, 1983: PERTH, WA. (L-R) Businessman...
By News Ltd
30 October, 1983
1983: PERTH, WA. 'Australia II' skipper John Bertrand...
By News Ltd
30 October, 1983
October 30, 1983: Perth WA. Businessman Alan Bond...
By News Ltd
30 October, 1983
DECEMBER 18, 1981: SYDNEY, NSW. America's Cup...
By Peter Bull
18 December, 1981
NOVEMBER 20, 1980 Alan Bond with Rod Marsh and...
By Ian Mainsbridge
20 November, 1980
Undated - of Alan Bond. Pic (mundle) Photographer...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1980
Alan Bond standing beside portrait of James Cook....
By News Ltd
01 January, 1980
AUGUST 30, 1978: SYDNEY, NSW. Australian businessman...
By News Ltd
30 August, 1979
JUNE 18, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. Businessman Alan...
By Dennis Rogers
18 June, 1979
JUNE 18, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) Businessman...
By Dennis Rogers
18 June, 1979
MAY 2, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. Businessman Alan Bond...
By Dennis Rogers
18 June, 1979
JUNE 18, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. Businessman Alan...
By Dennis Rogers
18 June, 1979
JUNE 18, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) Businessman...
By Ken Sellick
18 June, 1979
JUNE 18, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. Santos chairman John...
By Dennis Rogers
18 June, 1979
JUNE 18, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. Santos chairman John...
By Dennis Rogers
18 June, 1979
JUNE 18, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. Santos chairman John...
By Dennis Rogers
18 June, 1979
MAY 22, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. Businessman Alan Bond...
By John Burdett
22 May, 1979
MAY 22, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. Businessman Alan Bond...
By John Burdett
22 May, 1979
MAY 2, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. Businessman Alan Bond...
By News Ltd
02 May, 1979
MAY 2, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) South Australian...
By Bob Cunningham
02 May, 1979
MAY 2, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. Businessman Alan Bond...
By Bob Cunningham
02 May, 1979
MAY 2, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) South Australian...
By Bob Cunningham
02 May, 1979
MAY 2, 1979: ADELAIDE, SA. (L-R) South Australian...
By Bob Cunningham
02 May, 1979
August 30, 1974 Mr and Mrs Alan Bond and four...
By News Ltd
30 August, 1974
AUGUST, 1974: Businessman Alan Bond with wife...
By News Ltd
01 August, 1974
AUGUST, 1974: Businessman Alan Bond & wife Eileen...
By News Ltd
01 August, 1974
JANUARY, 1974: Businessman Alan Bond & wife Eileen...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1974
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