Inside Meriton billionaire’s luxurious 90th birthday party featuring free-flowing spicy margaritas and champagne poured by scantily-clad acrobats – as he reveals the TWO things he’s most grateful for
- Meriton founder Harry Triguboff celebrates 90th birthday
- More than 420 guests joined him at Sydney’s Town Hall
Hundreds of high-profile guests including a number of former prime ministers have turned out to celebrate the 90th birthday of billionaire property mogul Harry Triguboff at a ritzy event complete with a four-course meal and scantily-clad performers.
The Meriton founder, who is one of Australia’s richest people, was joined by 420 of his closest friends for the grand event on Saturday evening at Sydney‘s Town Hall.
Among the guests were Scott and Jenny Morrison, as well as another former prime minister John Howard and his wife Janette, Opposition leader Peter Dutton, his wife Kirilly and trucking magnate Lindsay Fox.
Chilli margaritas and glasses of Moet & Chandon were free-flowing, while guests were treated to performances by former X Factor winner Samantha Jade.
Meriton founder Harry Triguboff (pictured middle) celebrated his 90th birthday at Sydney’s Town Hall on Saturday evening
Glasses of Moet & Chandon were flowing at the extravagant event that featured entertainers and dancers
During the night, an acrobat was seen balancing on one leg on a lit up sphere, while dancers were seen hanging off a ring that descended down from the ceiling.
A tower of champagne glasses were filled with giant bottles of Moet by entertainers dressed in gold playsuits with matching headbands.
Mr Triguboff, who is worth about $24billion, took the microphone during the evening and described the moment his colleagues asked what the best moments of his life were.
‘I would say when we had the (Covid) virus everybody turned up to work,’ he said.
Former prime minister Scott Morrison is seen at the event on Saturday
The Meriton founder was joined by 420 of his closest friends for the grand event
Guests were entertained by performers and dancers, while former X Factor winner Samantha Jade sang
Scott and Jenny Morrison are seen arriving at Mr Triguboff’s 90th birthday party
‘I didn’t ask anyone to come. They knew that was the way to run the company – to come to work.
‘Then they decided to say that Meriton was like a brotherhood, we’re all brothers you see and I thought well that’s true too.
‘Because even though some people leave from time to time, as far as we’re concerned, they’re always part of us.’
Mr Triguboff is seen enjoying a glass of champagne, while Opposition leader Peter Dutton posed for photos
The event featured a four-course meal featuring wagyu beef, trout, cheese platters and pavlova, with the Morrisons seated beside Mr Triguboff and his wife Rhonda.
Four Chinese dragons were also included in the entertainment as were school boy bagpipe players from Scots College – the billionaire’s former school.
Mr Triguboff grew up in China before attending Scots College in Bellevue Hill, in Sydney’s east.
He made his way into the real estate business during the 1960s and now leads Meriton.
The company is a giant in Australia’s developing world having built more than 77,000 apartments along the nation’s east coast.
Three dancers spun around a ring that descended from the ceiling at Mr Triguboff’s party