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A look inside the charmed life of pub tycoon Justin Hemmes

Justin Hemmes is a very lucky man.  

Debuting on the Australian Financial Review’s rich list this Friday with a jaw-dropping fortune of $951 million, the Sydney pub baron lives a charmed life with his stunning partner Kate Fowler and their two beautiful daughters. 

The 45-year-old Merivale CEO and his family regularly enjoy extravagant European holidays and his breathtaking property portfolio, featuring a heritage-listed harbourfront home worth ‘more than $60 million’.

Incredibly charmed life: Justin Hemmes (pictured with partner Kate Fowler) debuted on the Australian Financial Review’s rich list on Friday, and the pub baron certainly makes the most of his vast fortune

Justin was once described as a ‘playboy’ on Sydney’s social scene, linked to a several famous beauties including Lara Bingle and Natalie Imbruglia.

However, the ‘bar tsar’ has since settled down and is now a doting father to two young daughters with partner of four years, Kate.

Kate is the older sister of international model, Georgia Fowler, who famously walked the runway at Victoria’s Secret’s annual fashion show back in 2016.

The apples of his eye: Justin's partner is stunning model Kate Fowler, and the pair share two young daughters, Alexa and Saachi (pictured)

The apples of his eye: Justin’s partner is stunning model Kate Fowler, and the pair share two young daughters, Alexa and Saachi (pictured)

Home sweet home! The family resides at The Hermitage - a historic harbourfront mansion in the exclusive suburb of Vaucluse - which Justin said he would not sell for less than $90 MILLION

Home sweet home! The family resides at The Hermitage – a historic harbourfront mansion in the exclusive suburb of Vaucluse – which Justin said he would not sell for less than $90 MILLION

Clearly enamoured with parenthood, Justin and Kate often share adorable images of their two young daughters, two-year-old Alexa and eleven-month-old Saachi.

The family resides at The Hermitage – a historic harbourfront mansion in the exclusive suburb of Vaucluse.

First built back in the 1870s, the home has been in the Hemmes family for more than 40 years, having been bought by Justin’s late father, John, for $500,000.

Family asset: The home has been in the Hemmes family for more than 40 years, snapped up in the 1970s for just $500,000

Family asset: The home has been in the Hemmes family for more than 40 years, snapped up in the 1970s for just $500,000

Breathtaking: Justin and Kate's historic home recently underwent a major renovation and was featured in the pages of Vogue Australia 

Breathtaking: Justin and Kate’s historic home recently underwent a major renovation and was featured in the pages of Vogue Australia 

What a view! Justin and Kate themselves share snaps from inside the home on their Instagram accounts, where  the Sydney Harbour Bridge can be squarely seen through the windows

What a view! Justin and Kate themselves share snaps from inside the home on their Instagram accounts, where the Sydney Harbour Bridge can be squarely seen through the windows

In 2009, the home was reported to be worth around ‘$60 million’ according to The Daily Telegraph, but at the time Justin said he would not be interested in any offers below ‘$90 million’.

The home recently underwent a major renovation and was featured in the pages of Vogue Australia. 

Justin and Kate share snaps from inside the luxurious home on their Instagram accounts, where exquisite views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen from their sprawling backyard.

Not your average backyard: In 2009, the home was reported to be worth around '$60 million' according to The Daily Telegraph

Not your average backyard: In 2009, the home was reported to be worth around ‘$60 million’ according to The Daily Telegraph

Blessed: Kate celebrated her birthday on the lawns of the historic home, with a lavish, long outdoor table set up beneath white umbrellas

Blessed: Kate celebrated her birthday on the lawns of the historic home, with a lavish, long outdoor table set up beneath white umbrellas

Diving in: The home also features a stunning cliff-top pool and an outdoor shower

Diving in: The home also features a stunning cliff-top pool and an outdoor shower

Cooling off: Justin with his daughter Alexa, with The Hermitage pictured in the background

Cooling off: Justin with his daughter Alexa, with The Hermitage pictured in the background

Last year, Kate celebrated her birthday on the lawns of the home, with a long table set up beneath white umbrellas.

The estate also features a cliff-top pool and an outdoor shower set among immaculately manicured gardens.

In addition to The Hermitage, Justin boasts a jaw-dropping property portfolio, having snapped up five pieces of real estate on the NSW South Coast, according to Property Observer. 

The jewel in that crown is the 60-hectare estate, Glasshouse Rocks, which the pub baron affectionately nicknames ‘The Farm’.

The property was purchased for $7.5 million in 2015.

It appears Justin and Kate celebrated last Easter at one of the South Coast estates, with a series of gorgeous pictures posted to Instagram at the time.

Unwinding in style: Kate shared this snap of a luxurious picnic taking place in her backyard

Unwinding in style: Kate shared this snap of a luxurious picnic taking place in her backyard

Escaping it all: In addition to The Hermitage, Justin boasts a jaw-dropping property portfolio, having snapped up five pieces of real estate on the NSW South Coast

Escaping it all: In addition to The Hermitage, Justin boasts a jaw-dropping property portfolio, having snapped up five pieces of real estate on the NSW South Coast

Doting dad: It appears Justin and Kate like to get away from it all, spending time with their young children at their properties on the South Coast

Doting dad: It appears Justin and Kate like to get away from it all, spending time with their young children at their properties on the South Coast

The pair have also jetted off on lavish holidays to Europe, pictured wearing fluffy bathrobes whilst on board a private boat sailing around the Greek Islands.

One snap from a getaway, taken before the couple welcomed their first child, shows a pregnant Kate reclining on a lounger against a sunset backdrop.

In recent years, Justin has become widely known for changing the landscape of Sydney’s social scene more than any other businessman or woman. 

His trendy venues are scattered across the city and include The Ivy, the Coogee Pavilion and the recently purchased Queen Victoria Hotel in Enmore.   

Though he remains tight-lipped on his future plans, he has hinted his spending days in business are far from over.  

Island life: Justin and Kate jetted off on lavish holidays to Europe, with the pair pictured wearing fluffy bathrobes whilst on board a private boat in Greece

Island life: Justin and Kate jetted off on lavish holidays to Europe, with the pair pictured wearing fluffy bathrobes whilst on board a private boat in Greece

Babymoon: One snap from a getaway taken before the couple welcomed their first child shows a pregnant Kate reclining on a lounger against a sunset backdrop

Babymoon: One snap from a getaway taken before the couple welcomed their first child shows a pregnant Kate reclining on a lounger against a sunset backdrop



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