Australian Icon Celebrates Birthday Online With Super Rich

By Jessie Zhang
Jessie Zhang
Jessie Zhang
Jessie Zhang is a reporter based in Sydney, Australia, covering news on health and science.
April 21, 2020Updated: April 22, 2020

The most significant personality in logistics, Lindsay Fox, did not let the CCP virus interfere too much with his famed 83rd birthday party this year. He celebrated it over an online conference call on April 17 with over 100 of his best mates.

Fox is a billionaire trucking magnate, also known as the man behind Linfox, Asia Pacific’s largest privately-owned logistics company.

To escape the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus, Fox held a virtual shindig with an ensemble of billionaires and celebrities. Regulars Eddie McGuire, who was this year’s master of ceremonies, Westpac chairman John Macfarlane, and New York-based actor Hugh Jackman also joined the call.

Fox’s family complied with Victoria’s strict anti-party and social distancing laws, as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was also attending.

Fox has bunkered down for the CCP virus pandemic in Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula in his clifftop compound.

Last month, Fox couldn’t even hug his granddaughter on her birthday, resorting to kissing her by smooching the glass panel outside her home.

Australia has a total of 6,625 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 71 deaths, according to the Australian Department of Health.