Richard Pratt Gravely Ill

According to the Australian Jewish News, “one of the titans of the Australian Jewish community, Richard Pratt, is gravely ill.

Pratt, whose pioneering success in the packaging and recycling industries made him one of Australia’s richest men, has been suffering from prostate cancer.

Media reports suggest that the 75-year-old has been released from hospital and is resting at his home.

His Pratt Foundation is one of Australia’s largest philanthropic organisations, supporting both Jewish and non-Jewish projects throughout Australia and Israel, and he is also recognised as one of Australia’s leading benefactors of the arts.”

hat tip to Joel Katz

Here’s an extensive look at Richard Pratt from The Australian, Richard Pratt profile: A rich man’s world.