News Pinay entrepreneur, 32, becomes 3rd richest woman in Australia

Pinay entrepreneur, 32, becomes 3rd richest woman in Australia

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A 32-year-old Filipino-Australian has recently become Australia’s third richest woman and youngest billionaire of the country due to her business that values at USD2.5-billion or Php125-billion. 

Melanie Perkins, the entrepreneur, is the founder of Canva, a free-to-use graphic design website with her fiance Cliff Obrecht. 

Their business is now valued at USD2.5-billion 

Perkins said in a CNBC interview that she had humble beginnings back in 2010 when she started the digital graphic design website specific for school yearbooks in her mother’s living room. 

“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 added. 

To date, the website has been used by millions of people around the world who have created billions of images. 

“We have over 15 million people using it every month and that is 50,000 schools using it across the globe, 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies,” she revealed. 

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