James Packer parties with young women in bikinis on superyacht
Australian billionaire James Packer has been photographed on a yacht hanging out with young bikini-clad women.
On Thursday, Mr Packer was seen enjoying his $250 million superyacht out in the Mediterranean Sea off the Italian coast.
The Australian rich lister was there with two unknown women and an unknown man.
American film director Brett Ratner, 53, was also in attendance, who has directed Hollywood movies including X-Men and the Rush Hour franchise.
In one instance, Mr Packer 54, was photographed clasping the hand of a blonde woman while also leaning in to kiss her on the cheek.
At another point, one of the women was spotted drinking and dancing on the boat.
Mr Packer wore sunglasses and a dark blue T-shirt and black shorts while his friend Mr Ratner had a grey T-shirt on.
The Aussie business has been spotted spending a lot of time on his superyacht in the past few months.
In July, it was revealed that Danish model Josefine Hanning Jensen had been on-board the billionaire’s superyacht since at least July 6.
There’s no word yet on whether Packer and Jensen are romantically linked, or whether she will join him when he heads back to Sydney.
It’s unclear whether the two women spotted on the boat on Thursday are also models.
As the son of media head honcho Kerry Packer, James Packer has a net worth of US$1.5 billion (A$2.17 billion) according to Forbes.
Two months ago, Mr Packer revealed he had been seeking to lose weight after telling The Weekend Australian last month that he was ready to start the “third act” of his life as he looks towards a return to Australia.
“I’m roughly 130kg now and want to be back to 100kg by the end of 2022,” Packer told the publication.
Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald around the same time, Packer divulged he was down 33kg after quitting alcohol, limiting his calorie intake and exercising daily.
Mr Packer told the newspaper his life was “pretty good right now”, adding: “My mental health is the best it’s ever been.”
He also revealed his mental health had also taken a turn, having quit the antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs he was taking.
With the $8.9 billion sale of his company shares to US private equity firm Blackstone’s finalised on June 24, which saw Packer pocket an enormous $3.36 billion, he’s now ready to plan his return home.
“I want to swim with my kids at Bondi when we’re all in Sydney together next year and be 100kg,” he said from his home in Mexico.