Undies to Equities
This is the story of Australia's first personal finance guru/media star. As a boy who lived through the rise of Nazi Germany, Henri Aram fled Hitler's Berlin, and, on the eve of World War II, he arrived in Australia as a teenager with nothing. Henri worked his way up from being an enemy alien to running a successful underwear business, and then he became a stock broker. Through popular radio segments, newspaper columns, and books, he became a media celebrity who was also a pioneer fighting for ordinary people against company boardrooms greed and government excess. Being elected to the local council helped to broaden his stand against vested interests. Against this background of public advocacy, Henri Aram's remarkable life has been marked by gratitude from presidents to pensioners, and tinged with personal tragedy from Berlin to Bellevue Hill. As an icon of Sydney's business and social landscape, and as he approaches his 90th year, Henri Aram continues to be one of Australia's most trusted financial advisers.
Publication Date: 7/1/2012