Mike Cannon-Brookes, previously seen at the wheel of his Tesla, was reportedly involved in a serious accident
Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife were involved in a horrific car accident just months before their marriage split – the billionaire was reportedly hospitalized for his injuries.
The Atlassian co-founder and his fashion designer Annie were involved in a collision in the southern highlands of New South Wales earlier this year. The couple owns several properties in the area.
Sources say Mr Cannon-Brookes ended up in hospital after the accident Australian Financial Report.
Both he and Ms. Cannon-Brookes made full recoveries. Although few details are known, the car accident was unrelated to their recent split, which was announced last Friday night.
Mr Cannon-Brookes’ representatives were asked to comment.
The Atlassian co-founder and his wife Annie Todd, who has now been revealed to have split, were in the southern Highlands of New South Wales earlier this year when they were involved in the collision
Mike and Annie Cannon-Brookes are seen on their wedding day
Mr Cannon Brookes also owns US$100 million in land and property in the Southern Highlands, 120km south of Sydney, including Rosehill Farm (pictured).
Mr. Cannon-Brookes and his wife own more than $100 million worth of property in the Southern Highlands.
Their real estate portfolio includes a $9.1 million house in Mittagong and nearby Greyladyes Farm, which they bought for $13 million.
His and his wife’s first purchase in the Highlands was Joadja Creek Farm for $3.3 million in 2016.
It is estimated that their lands in the rural area cover a total area of 1005 ha.
Mr Cannon-Brookes’ fairytale romance with the fashion designer began when they met in the Qantas lounge at Sydney Airport. Ms. Todd had mistook him for someone else, but the chance meeting led to the future tech tycoon marrying her in 2010.
Unearthed tweets revealed Mr Cannon-Brookes was bursting with excitement over his new love in the early days of their relationship.
Following their engagement in 2009, Mr Cannon-Brookes tweeted, ‘I got engaged this weekend!’ Beautiful Miss Annie said yes!’
The Atlassian co-founder once shared beloved tweets about his wife
Another tweet that same month said he was looking forward to dinner with Ms. Todd after a busy day at the office.
“A hard day’s work and it’s only Monday.” People aren’t easy. Annie’s birthday dinner will cheer me up. That’s what family is for, isn’t it?’ he wrote.
In February 2010, after their honeymoon, the businessman shared another beloved post.
‘Back to work after marrying the wonderful Mrs. Annie CB and six-week honeymoon.’ Courting!’ he said.
A few months later, he shared his hopes for their future together.
“A great read for anyone who loves to travel and has kids.” I hope Annie and I make a cool traveling family in the future!’ he tweeted.
The couple’s split, announced last week, has raised questions about how they will split their estimated $19 billion fortune and $300 million real estate empire.
The billionaire and Atlassian co-founder met his wife through a chance encounter in the Qantas lounge at Sydney Airport
The couple also own villas in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and northern beaches.
The couple’s 1.1-acre Fairwater home in Point Piper on Sydney Harbour, where the late Lady Mary Fairfax lived, was the most extravagant of their purchases.
They bought it in 2018, despite the intimidating $100 million asking price, making it Australia’s most expensive home at the time.
In June, Mr Cannon-Brookes and his wife spent $14.25 million to buy a home in Newport on Sydney’s North Beaches, adjoining the property they purchased in 2020 for $24.5 million.
The five bedroom house sits on a 3,000 m² plot and has a 1,000 m² bathing area.
Ms Todd told a journalist in 2016 that she and her husband were “lucky” to share the same goals
The home was also three doors down from another of her properties, which was purchased in 2020 for $2.35 million.
The couple also spent $2.55 million on a fisherman’s home on Great Mackerel Beach on the North Beaches, accessible only by boat.
Ms Todd told a journalist in 2016 that she and her husband were “lucky” to share the same goals.
“One of our greatest concerns is to enable our children to live as normal a life as possible,” she said.
On their tenth anniversary, she shared a picture from her wedding day and thanked her husband for being her “everlasting partner in crime.”
The reasons for the split are unclear.
“Both have their children as their top priority right now,” a family representative said. “They demand that their privacy be respected.”