Melanie Perkins Bio, Entrepreneurs, Age, Height, Partner, Family, Net Worth

Melanie Perkins

Melanie Perkins Biography

Melanie Perkins is a famous Australian billionaire technology entrepreneur. Perkin is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Canva. In 2021, she was featured as one of Australia’s wealthiest women. Melanie is also one of the youngest female CEO of a tech start-up valued at over A$1 billion.

Perkin was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She completed her high school education at a local school in her hometown. During her holiday period, she used to sell her handmade scarves at shops and markets throughout Perth. After graduating from high school, Melanie enrolled at Western Australia University, majoring in communication, psychology, and commerce. However, at the age of 19, she dropped out in order to pursue her career together with her partner Cliff Obrecht.

In 2007, Perkin and Cliff founded the Fusion Books company. The company allowed the student to design their own school yearbooks by using a simple drag-and-drop tool equipped with a library of design. Everything didn’t go smoothly as the company faced a lot of competition from large companies and also a lack of resources. However, her parents were supportive and after five years Fusion Books grew into the largest yearbook company in Australia and ever expanded to France and New Zealand.

After the success of Fusion Books, Perkin, and Obrecht went on to open up their second company called Canva. In 2011, they met a prominent investor, Bill Tai who helped them to find investors for their new project. They also met Lars Rasmussen, co-founder of Google Maps. Lars helped them and become the tech adviser to the business where he introduced Perkins and Obrecht to Cameron Adams, an ex-Google employee with the relevant technical expertise.

Later on, Adam accepted to invest in the company and become its third founder and chief product officer. In addition to that, Melanie was featured as one of the world’s “Top Under 30 of the Decade”. She also appeared on The Australian Financial Review Rich List in 2020 with a net worth of A$3.43 billion.

Melanie Perkins Age

Melanie is 35 years old as of 2023. She was born on May 13, 1987, in Pert, Western Australia. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on May 13 every year.

Melanie Perkins Height/ Weight

Perkin stands at an average height of 5 feet and 5 inches tall. She weighs around 55 kilograms.

Melanie Perkins Partner

Prkin is happily married to her supportive and caring husband Cliff Obrecht. Cliff proposed to her in 2019 on a holiday in Turkey. The love bird exchanged the vows on January 2021 in Rottnest Island. The couple does not have any kids yet.

Melanie Perkins Family

Melanie was born in Perth, Western Australia to Malaysian. Her father is an engineer of Filipino while her mother is a teacher. Although, she has not disclosed if she is the only child of her family or if she has other siblings.

Melanie Perkins’s Net Worth

Perkins has an estimated net worth of between $ 3 billion- $ 5 billion dollars. She is one of the richest people in Australia. She has accumulated her wealth from her career which has enabled her to live a modest lifestyle.