Background to Greek migration

The earliest records held by State Records relating to Greek people arriving in NSW are the convict indents for seven sailors from Hydra convicted at Malta in 1828 for piracy and transported for various terms. The sailors arrived in Sydney on 27 August 1829 on the Norfolk (2) (see Reel 398 or fiche 6720).

In 1837 they all received Absolute Pardons (see NSW Government Gazette, 21 December 1836) and the Imperial Government agreed to cover the cost of their passage back to England so they might return to Greece. Two of them — Androni Tu Malonis and Ghicas Bulgaris — remained in the colony while the other five men returned to Greece. Androni Tu Malonis and Ghicas Bulgaris were among the first Greeks to be naturalised.

The correspondence relating to their pardons and the arrangements for the passage of the five men to England are in the Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence, 1837 [4/2354.1].

The Despatch from the Secretary of State to Governor Bourke concerning the pardons is in Despatches received from the Secretary of State, 1836 [4/1301 No 174].

Other types of records where there may be references to Greek immigrants include records relating to the oyster-culture and trawling industries in NSW (see Archives Investigator under Agency No. 1847, Fisheries Branch). The record series Files relating to licences for theatres and public halls includes files relating to the Greek Orthodox Church Hall (St Raphels School), Liverpool and Greek Orthodox Church Community Hall, Bankstown. For more information consult Archives Investigator.

Early Greek convicts

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The World’s Billionaires 2016 – Forbes

Rank Name Net Worth Age Source Country of Citizenship

 

#1 Bill Gates $75 B 61 Microsoft United States
#2 Amancio Ortega $67 B 80 Zara Spain
#3 Warren Buffett $60.8 B 86 Berkshire Hathaway United States
#4 Carlos Slim Helu $50 B 76 telecom Mexico
#5 Jeff Bezos $45.2 B 52 Amazon.com United States
#6 Mark Zuckerberg $44.6 B 32 Facebook United States
#7 Larry Ellison $43.6 B 72 Oracle United States
#8 Michael Bloomberg $40 B 74 Bloomberg LP United States
#9 Charles Koch $39.6 B 81 diversified United States
#9 David Koch $39.6 B 76 diversified United States

#11 Liliane Bettencourt $36.1 B 94 L’Oreal France
#12 Larry Page $35.2 B 43 Google United States
#13 Sergey Brin $34.4 B 43 Google United States
#14 Bernard Arnault $34 B 67 LVMH France
#15 Jim Walton $33.6 B 68 Wal-Mart United States
#16 Alice Walton $32.3 B 67 Wal-Mart United States
#17 S. Robson Walton $31.9 B 72 Wal-Mart United States
#18 Wang Jianlin $28.7 B 62 real estate China
#19 Jorge Paulo Lemann $27.8 B 77 beer Brazil
#20 Li Ka-shing $27.1 B 88 diversified Hong Kong

#21 Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. $25.9 B – supermarkets Germany
#22 Sheldon Adelson $25.2 B 83 casinos United States
#23 George Soros $24.9 B 86 hedge funds United States
#24 Phil Knight $24.4 B 78 Nike United States
#25 David Thomson $23.8 B 59 media Canada
#26 Steve Ballmer $23.5 B 60 Microsoft United States
#27 Forrest Mars, Jr. $23.4 B 85 candy United States
#27 Jacqueline Mars $23.4 B 77 candy United States
#27 John Mars $23.4 B 81 candy United States
#30 Maria Franca Fissolo $22.1 B 98 Nutella, Chocolates Italy

#31 Lee Shau Kee $21.5 B 88 real estate Hong Kong
#32 Stefan Persson $20.8 B 69 H&M Sweden
#33 Jack Ma $20.5 B 52 e-commerce China
#34 Theo Albrecht, Jr. $20.3 B 65 Aldi, Trader Joe’s Germany
#35 Michael Dell $19.8 B 51 Dell United States
#36 Mukesh Ambani $19.3 B 59 petrochemicals, oil & gas India
#37 Leonardo Del Vecchio $18.7 B 81 eyeglasses Italy
#38 Susanne Klatten $18.5 B 54 BMW, pharmaceuticals Germany
#39 Georg Schaeffler $18.1 B 52 automotive Germany
#40 Paul Allen $17.5 B 63 Microsoft, investments United States

#41 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $17.3 B 61 investments Saudi Arabia
#42 Joseph Safra $17.2 B 77 banking Brazil
#43 Carl Icahn $17 B 80 investments United States
#44 Laurene Powell Jobs $16.7 B 53 Apple, Disney United States
#44 Dilip Shanghvi $16.7 B 61 pharmaceuticals India
#46 Ma Huateng $16.6 B 45 internet services China
#47 Dieter Schwarz $16.4 B 77 retail Germany
#48 Ray Dalio $15.6 B 67 hedge funds United States
#48 Stefan Quandt $15.6 B 50 BMW Germany
#50 James Simons $15.5 B 78 hedge funds United States

#51 Aliko Dangote $15.4 B 59 cement, sugar, flour Nigeria
#51 Michael Otto $15.4 B 73 retail, real estate Germany
#53 Len Blavatnik $15.3 B 59 diversified United States
#54 Donald Bren $15.1 B 84 real estate United States
#55 Azim Premji $15 B 71 software services India
#56 Serge Dassault $14.7 B 91 aviation France
#57 Tadashi Yanai $14.6 B 67 retail Japan
#58 Cheng Yu-tung $14.5 B 91 diversified Hong Kong
#58 Hinduja family $14.5 B – Hinduja Group United Kingdom
#60 Leonid Mikhelson $14.4 B 61 gas, chemicals Russia

#60 David & Simon Reuben $14.4 B 73 investments, real estate United Kingdom
#62 Stefano Pessina $13.4 B 75 drugstores Italy
#63 Mikhail Fridman $13.3 B 52 oil, banking, telecom Russia
#64 Dietrich Mateschitz $13.2 B 72 Red Bull Austria
#65 Abigail Johnson $13.1 B 54 money management United States
#65 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen $13.1 B 68 Lego Denmark
#65 Joseph Lau $13.1 B 65 real estate Hong Kong
#68 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor $13 B 64 real estate United Kingdom
#68 Thomas & Raymond Kwok $13 B – real estate Hong Kong
#68 Marcel Herrmann Telles $13 B 66 beer Brazil

#71 Henry Sy $12.9 B 92 SM Investments Corporation Philippines
#72 Steve Cohen $12.7 B 60 hedge funds United States
#73 Pallonji Mistry $12.5 B 87 construction Ireland
#73 Hans Rausing $12.5 B 90 packaging Sweden
#73 Alisher Usmanov $12.5 B 63 steel, telecom, investments Russia
#76 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken $12.3 B 62 Heineken Netherlands
#77 Charles Ergen $12.2 B 63 satellite TV United States
#78 Ronald Perelman $12.1 B 73 leveraged buyouts United States
#78 Vladimir Potanin $12.1 B 55 metals Russia
#80 Stephen Ross $12 B 76 real estate United States

#81 Patrick Soon-Shiong $11.9 B 64 pharmaceuticals United States
#82 Masayoshi Son $11.7 B 59 internet, telecom Japan
#82 Heinz Hermann Thiele $11.7 B 75 brakes Germany
#84 Francois Pinault $11.5 B 80 retail France
#85 David Tepper $11.4 B 59 hedge funds United States
#85 Gennady Timchenko $11.4 B 64 oil & gas Russia
#87 Carlos Alberto Sicupira $11.3 B 68 beer Brazil
#88 Shiv Nadar $11.1 B 71 software services India
#88 Thomas Peterffy $11.1 B 72 discount brokerage United States
#90 Robin Li $11 B 48 internet search China

#90 Alain Wertheimer $11 B 68 Chanel France
#90 Gerard Wertheimer $11 B 65 Chanel France
#93 Alexey Mordashov $10.9 B 51 steel, investments Russia
#94 Elon Musk $10.7 B 45 Tesla Motors United States
#94 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi $10.7 B 72 beverages Thailand
#96 Petr Kellner $10.6 B 52 banking, insurance Czech Republic
#96 Rupert Murdoch $10.6 B 85 media United States
#98 Viktor Vekselberg $10.5 B 59 metals, energy Russia
#99 Lukas Walton $10.4 B 30 Wal-Mart United States
#100 Eric Schmidt $10.2 B 61 Google United States

#101 Iris Fontbona $10.1 B 73 mining Chile
#101 Massimiliana Landini Aleotti $10.1 B 73 pharmaceuticals Italy
#103 Mike Adenuga $10 B 63 telecom, oil Nigeria
#103 Klaus-Michael Kuehne $10 B 79 shipping Germany
#103 Robert Kuok $10 B 93 palm oil/shipping/real estate Malaysia
#103 Samuel Newhouse, Jr. $10 B 89 media United States
#107 Lei Jun $9.8 B 46 smartphones China
#108 Philip Anschutz $9.7 B 76 investments United States
#108 Jim Kennedy $9.7 B 69 media United States
#108 Blair Parry-Okeden $9.7 B 66 media United States

#108 John Paulson $9.7 B 60 hedge funds United States
#112 Lee Kun-Hee $9.6 B 74 Samsung South Korea
#113 Hasso Plattner $9.5 B 72 software Germany
#113 Stephen Schwarzman $9.5 B 69 investments United States
#115 Andrew Beal $9.4 B 64 banks, real estate United States
#116 Vladimir Lisin $9.3 B 60 steel, transport Russia
#116 John Menard, Jr. $9.3 B 76 retail United States
#116 Donald Newhouse $9.3 B 86 media United States
#116 Udo & Harald Tschira $9.3 B – Software Germany
#116 Galen Weston $9.3 B 76 retail Canada

#121 German Larrea Mota Velasco $9.2 B 63 mining Mexico
#122 He Xiangjian $9 B 74 home appliances China
#122 Leonard Lauder $9 B 79 Estee Lauder United States
#124 Vagit Alekperov $8.9 B 66 oil Russia
#124 Dustin Moskovitz $8.9 B 32 Facebook United States
#124 Luis Carlos Sarmiento $8.9 B 83 banking Colombia
#127 Gina Rinehart $8.8 B 62 mining Australia
#128 German Khan $8.7 B 55 oil, banking, telecom Russia
#129 Ernesto Bertarelli $8.6 B 51 biotech, investments Switzerland
#129 Hui Ka Yan $8.6 B 58 real estate China

#129 Jan Koum $8.6 B 40 WhatsApp United States
#129 Xavier Niel $8.6 B 49 internet, telecom France
#133 John Fredriksen $8.5 B 71 shipping Cyprus
#133 Cyrus Poonawalla $8.5 B 75 vaccines India
#135 Gianluigi & Rafaela Aponte $8.4 B – shipping Switzerland
#135 Lakshmi Mittal $8.4 B 66 steel India
#135 Eyal Ofer $8.4 B 66 real estate, shipping Israel
#138 Mohammed Al Amoudi $8.3 B 70 oil, diversified Saudi Arabia
#139 Hank & Doug Meijer $8.2 B – supermarkets United States
#139 Andrey Melnichenko $8.2 B 44 coal, fertilizers Russia

#141 William Ding $8.1 B 45 online games China
#141 R. Budi Hartono $8.1 B 75 banking, tobacco Indonesia
#141 Reinhold Wuerth $8.1 B 81 fasteners Germany
#144 James Goodnight $8 B 73 software United States
#144 Johann Graf $8 B 69 gambling Austria
#146 Michael Hartono $7.9 B 77 tobacco, banking Indonesia
#146 Dietmar Hopp $7.9 B 76 software Germany
#148 Stanley Kroenke $7.7 B 69 sports, real estate United States
#148 Dmitry Rybolovlev $7.7 B 50 fertilizer Russia
#148 Suh Kyung-Bae $7.7 B 53 cosmetics South Korea

#151 Roman Abramovich $7.6 B 50 steel, investments Russia
#151 Emmanuel Besnier $7.6 B 46 cheese France
#151 Lui Che Woo $7.6 B 87 casinos Hong Kong
#151 Robert & Philip Ng $7.6 B – real estate Singapore
#151 Mikhail Prokhorov $7.6 B 51 investments Russia
#151 August von Finck $7.6 B 86 investments Germany
#157 Ken Griffin $7.5 B 48 hedge funds United States
#158 Ananda Krishnan $7.4 B 78 telecom Malaysia
#159 Eli Broad $7.3 B 83 investments United States
#159 Thomas Frist, Jr. $7.3 B 78 health care United States

#159 Herbert Kohler, Jr. $7.3 B 77 plumbing fixtures United States
#159 Harry Triguboff $7.3 B 83 property Australia
#163 Edward Johnson, III. $7.2 B 86 money management United States
#163 Pierre Omidyar $7.2 B 49 eBay United States
#163 Takemitsu Takizaki $7.2 B 71 sensors Japan
#163 Wang Wenyin $7.2 B 48 mining, copper products China
#167 Micky Arison $7.1 B 67 Carnival Cruises United States
#167 George Kaiser $7.1 B 74 oil & gas, banking United States
#167 Les Wexner $7.1 B 79 retail United States
#170 Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez $6.9 B 85 mining Mexico

#171 Dhanin Chearavanont $6.8 B 77 diversified Thailand
#171 Margarita Louis-Dreyfus $6.8 B 54 commodities Switzerland
#173 Alexei Kuzmichev $6.7 B 54 oil, banking, telecom Russia
#174 Nicky Oppenheimer $6.6 B 71 diamonds South Africa
#174 Peter Woo $6.6 B 70 real estate Hong Kong
#176 Jean-Claude Decaux $6.5 B 78 advertising France
#176 David Geffen $6.5 B 73 entertainment United States
#178 James Chambers $6.4 B 59 Media United States
#178 Walter Droege $6.4 B 64 Consulting Germany
#178 Graeme Hart $6.4 B 61 investments New Zealand

#178 Sandra Ortega Mera $6.4 B 48 Zara Spain
#178 Katharine Rayner $6.4 B 71 media United States
#178 Margaretta Taylor $6.4 B 74 media United States
#184 John Grayken $6.3 B 60 private equity Ireland
#184 Uday Kotak $6.3 B 57 banking India
#184 Liu Qiangdong $6.3 B 42 e-commerce China
#184 John Malone $6.3 B 75 cable television United States
#188 Silvio Berlusconi $6.2 B 80 media Italy
#188 Garrett Camp $6.2 B 38 Uber Technologies Canada
#188 Curt Engelhorn $6.2 B 90 pharmaceuticals Germany

#188 Travis Kalanick $6.2 B 40 Uber Technologies United States
#188 Walter Kwok $6.2 B 66 real estate Hong Kong
#188 Eduardo Saverin $6.2 B 34 Facebook Brazil
#188 Xu Shihui $6.2 B 58 snacks, beverages China
#188 Zong Qinghou $6.2 B 71 beverages China
#196 Giorgio Armani $6.1 B 82 Armani Italy
#196 Kumar Birla $6.1 B 49 commodities India
#196 Eva Gonda de Rivera $6.1 B – beverages Mexico
#196 Wolfgang Marguerre $6.1 B 75 pharmaceuticals Germany
#196 Hansjoerg Wyss $6.1 B 81 medical devices Switzerland

#201 Jay Y. Lee $6 B 48 Samsung South Korea
#201 Gordon Moore $6 B 87 Intel United States
#201 Frederik Paulsen $6 B 66 health care Sweden
#201 Tsai Eng-Meng $6 B 59 food, beverages Taiwan
#205 Patrick Drahi $5.9 B 52 telecom France
#205 Philip & Cristina Green $5.9 B 64 fashion retail United Kingdom
#205 Mikhail Gutseriev $5.9 B 58 oil, real estate Russia
#205 Shahid Khan $5.9 B 66 auto parts United States
#205 Richard LeFrak $5.9 B 71 real estate United States
#205 Tom & Judy Love $5.9 B 79 retail & gas stations United States

The richest Greeks in the world for 2016

Forbes presents for another year its list with the richest people in the world. This years list features 1,810 billionaires, down from a record 1,826 a year ago. Their aggregate net worth was $6.48 trillion, $570 billion less than last year. It was also the first time since 2010 that the average net worth of a billionaire dropped – it is now $3.6 billion, $300 million less than last year. 10 Greeks are featured in the list.

See the Greeks in the Forbes 2016 World’s Billionaires:

1.Jim Davis

This year Jim Davis is on 286th place with 4.9 billion dollars while last year he was on 481 place (446 in 2014’s list). His fortune is estimated at $ 3,7 billion, while last year he had 3,4 billion. His parents moved to USA when his was a little boy. He is the owner of «New Balance».

2.John Catsimatidis

On this year’s list he is on 477 place with a fortune of 3,4 billion. Last year he was on 557 place (551 in 2014’s list).

3.John Paul DeJoria

On 559 place we find John Paul DeJoria. His fortune is estimated at $2,9 billion (551 place at 2014’s list with $3 billion). He was born to immigrant parents, a Greek mother and an Italian father. His main income source is John Paul Mitchell Systems, his hair products company. Actually, before building his business empire, he used to be a homeless guy living in his car.

4.Philip Niarchos

On place 688 we find Philip Niarchos with an estimated fortune of $2,5 billion (737 place at 2015’s list). He has in his art collection some of the most valuable paintings in the world.

5.Dean Metropoulos

Dean Metropoulos is 722 place with a fortune of $2,4 billion (he was on 1284 place at 2014’s list with $1,3 billion). He is the owner of Pabst Brewing, which produces more than 24 brands of beer and drinks. His family moved to USA when he was 9 years old. Read more about Dean Metropoulos here.

6.Spiros Latsis

This year he is on 906 place with a fortune of 2 billion. Last year he was on 782 place with $2,4 billion (506 place at 2014’s list with $3.2 billion). He was born in Athens and he is the son of Giannis Latsis.

7.George Argyros

He is on 1011 plce with a fortune estimated at 1,8 billion dollars. Last year he was on 979 place with a fortune estimated at $2 billion (731 place at 2014’s list with $2,4 billion). He deals with real estate and investments and had served as U.S. ambassador to Spain.

8.Alexander Spanos

He is on 1067 place with 1,7 billion dollars. Last year he was on place 1500 with 1.3 billion dollars (place 1465 at 2014’s list with $1,1 billion). He is the owner of San Diego Chargers.

9.Peter Peterson

Peter Peterson is on place 1121 with a fortune of 1,6 billion dollars. Last year he was on place 1054 with a fortune of $1,8 billion (796 place at 2014’s list with 2,2 billion dollars). He’s a businessman, banker, author and politician and has prominently served as the United States Secretary of Commerce from February 29, 1972 to February 1, 1973 under President Nixon. Currently he’s considered to be the most influential persona in the country.

10. Filaretos Kaltsidis

Until 2015 he was the richest Greek in the world and the 369 richest person in the world with a fortune of 4,4 billion dollars. This year he is on 1198 place with a dramatic fortune lose, as he now has 1,5 billion dollars. In 2014 list he was on 234 with total fortune of $6 billion. He holds both Greek and Russian citizenships. Kaltsidis’s Eurocement Holding AG is Russia’s largest producer of cement, with annual production capacity of 38 MT, expected to raise up to 50 MT in the near future according to corporate plan.

Big fire spotted in south Sydney near Pagewood in Sydney

Emergency services are responding to a fire near Pagewood. The flame is coming from an industrial stack, but the cause unknown.

A HUGE industrial fire has sent gigantic flames and plumes of smoke into the air across Sydney’s south.

NSW fire service said the flames are believed to be coming from a factory in Pagewood near Botany, in a “flare burn” to clear out the chimneys.

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Nick Georgalis: Meet the richest Greek Australian under 40

The son of Greek migrants is raising the bar on a mission to reshape the future of Canberra

According to The Business Review Weekly’s (BRW) Young Rich List for 2016, Greek Australian businessman Nick Georgalis is among the nation’s wealthiest young entrepreneurs, ranking at number 17 with assets worth an astonishing $144 million dollars.

Although this is the third time the entrepreneur has been featured on the prestigious list, what really stands out is that the 40-year-old businessman has managed to double his assets in just 12 months, climbing from 36th place to number 17, reaching a new milestone with a $72 million increase in his asset value.

The founder and managing director of Canberra-based construction giant Geocon is also the highest-achieving Greek Australian and the driving force behind some of the most exciting and ground-breaking residential, commercial and retail projects within the ACT.

Born and raised in Canberra, the son of Greek migrants from the area around Kalambaka, in the municipality of Trikala in Thessaly, started his career as a real estate agent and remains passionate about the construction and building industry.

In an exclusive interview with Neos Kosmos, Georgalis talks about his journey towards success, his future plans and his dream in creating a progressive and vibrant future for Canberra.

How does it feel to be included in the BRW Young Rich List for 2016?
It is always rewarding to be recognised for hard work but this accomplishment represents the enormous network of support that has been created through Geocon and how our projects are contributing to the growth of Canberra in the years to follow.

How would you describe Geocon today?
Geocon is Canberra’s powerhouse integrated property enterprise with capabilities across development, construction, hospitality management and investment. Our hallmark is architecturally stunning buildings that deliver a new standard of contemporary living. We set the benchmark for high-rise residential and hotel accommodation in Canberra, and we continue to raise the bar.

Founded on a strong entrepreneurial culture, we believe in continually breaking new ground. From our earliest days in construction, to the formation of Geocon a decade ago, we are passionate about our city and building its future. We deliver a level of amenity and quality inclusions that is unparalleled in Canberra and we are leaders in sustainability, client service, project execution and pricing. At Geocon, exceptional is the norm.

When did you start your business and to what would you attribute the secret of your success?
I started this business in 2007 with a turnover of $5 million and five people working in my business. Today we have 220 people and a turnover of $200 – $250 million per annum. We are the developer, the builder and the hoteliers and don’t rely on contracting out any of those components of what we do. As I always say, I am quite fortunate that the best in the business want to work for Geocon and be part of our story.

Tell us a little more about your new project and any other new projects coming up.
The Wayfarer project in Belconnen that we are currently working on is, at 27 stories, the tallest tower in Canberra, with 331 apartments and a value of $145 million. This project is close to sold out and completing in December this year.

We currently have three projects under construction − Wayfarer in Belconnen with 331 apartments, Southport in Tuggeranong with 360 apartments and Infinity in Gungahlin with 424 apartments, totalling more than 1,100 apartments under construction. All these projects are the tallest towers in each area. There is a pipeline of 2,000 apartments and hotels rooms on top of what is currently under construction, with a value in excess of $1 billion dollars that will be delivered over the next few years in Canberra.

The most exciting project is our Section 200 project in the Belconnen town centre, with 1,300 apartments, hotel, retail, commercial and car park that will be released next year. Again, we will be pushing the height limit in Canberra on this project and hoping to commence construction mid-2017.

How hard was it to get to where you are at today and which elements make your business so successful ten years later?
We are still a very young business. We are only ten years old and it hasn’t been easy to get to where we are today, nor will it be easy to keep delivering the ambitious projects we are currently delivering and have in the pipeline.

I have always been quite fortunate in attracting the best talent across all sectors of industry to work with me. Having hard working and committed people working alongside me makes the journey much easier.

How many people do you have working with you at the moment?
Geocon and Abode Hotels currently have 220 direct employees, and by 2020 we are anticipating to have about 450 direct employees. At any one time we have over 1,000 people working across our projects as contractors on top of this.

What advice would you give to young entrepreneurs taking their first steps in business today?
The most valuable thing a business has is its people. You will find that most businesses are not factories that rely on machinery to deliver their product but need people to do this. So, keep investing in your people and look after them. Surround yourself with good, hard-working, committed people who share your vision.

How connected are you with Greece and your heritage and cultural identity?
My mother and father are both immigrants to Australia and moved here in the ’70s when they were both young. They started a family here and brought with them the strong culture that all Greeks inherit and share with their families, so we always stay quite close and connected to Greek culture and its origins. My children have all been to Greece recently and I was able to share with them the experiences I also had when I was a young boy.

Source: NeosKosmos

Greek-Australian Scientist Publishes Study Highlighting Exercises That Can Save Your Life

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According to international research headed by Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis, a Greek-Australian scientist at Sydney University, tennis, swimming and aerobics are the three best sports for health. On the contrary, he notes, football and jogging are less beneficial and do not keep away the possibility of early death.

Details on his research were recently published in the British magazine British Journal of Sports Medicine and was compiled of analyzed data from over 80,300 people with an average age of 52. The study monitored the participants for nine years during which 8,790 died from several different reasons.

The study showed that the danger of death from health related causes decreased 47 percent in the group of individuals who engaged in playing tennis, squash or badminton and that tennis in particular reduces the chances of death from a cardiac disease by 56 percent.

Those individuals who opt to swim can expect a 28 percent decrease in dying from health related causes, which is similar to what individuals who participate in aerobics can expect as the study showed a 46 percent decrease.

Professor Stamatakis is a graduate from the Sports Science School of the University of Thessaloniki, which he completed in 1995. In 2002 he attended Bristol University where he completed his Ph.D, followed by teaching at the Epidemiology and Public Health Department of London University College. In 2013 he became a Professor at the University of Sydney, where he still teaches today.

Source: ANA-MPA