John Ibrahim net worth

John Ibrahim Net Worth 2022, Age of Wife, Girlfriend and Children, Family, Parents Siblings, Height, Allegations



John Ibrahim, a former nightclub owner at Kings Cross, is John Ibrahim. Police allege Ibrahim is a “major organised-crime figure” and was labelled as the “lifeblood of the drugs industry of Kings Cross” during the 1995 Wood royal commission. Ibrahim strongly refutes this claim and has not been convicted for any related crime.

Early life

Name John Ibrahim
Net Worth $10 Million
Profession Businessman
Height 1.83m
Age 53 years

John Houssam Ibrahim (age 53) was born in Sydney, Australia on August 25, 1970. Sally Ibrahim and her husband Ibrahim had four sons and two girls. He was raised in a Muslim home. Often referred to as the “Ibrahim brothers,” the eldest son is Hassan “Sam” (b. c. 1966), followed by John, Fadi (b. c. 1974), and the youngest son is Michael (b. c. 1979).

Ibrahim was 16 when he witnessed Bill Bayeh’s brother attacked by two men. Ibrahim became involved and ended up receiving a large knife wound to his torso; and was treated at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, and placed into a coma for three weeks, followed by six months’ recovery in the hospital due to extensive damage to his lungs, liver, and intestines. The stabbing left a large scar.


John Ibrahim was 18 when he opened his first nightclub, Tunnel Cabaret. Ibrahim sold the club in 2001, and the name was changed to EP1. Police tried unsuccessfully to close the venue. They claimed that the club was connected to organised drug activities in Kings Cross. In 2004, new owners relaunched the Earl Place club as Dragonfly, and it continues to operate, now known as The Tunnel, again under Ibrahim’s ownership. Ibrahim is allegedly associated with a minimum of 17 nightclubs in Sydney’s Kings Cross.

Ibrahim, 22 years old, moved out of his home in 1992 to rent a Dover Heights cliff-side 528m2 (5,680 sq. ft) property. The property was purchased for A$1.165million a little more than ten-years later. The house was valued at A$3million in 2008 and has undergone extensive redevelopment. Ibrahim owns two other properties in the same street, purchased for A$2.5 million in 2007, one of which is leased to Kyle Sandilands, a radio and TV personality and business partner of Ibrahim’s.

Ibrahim is accused of providing bank guarantees to several family members. He also owns property either in his own name, or in words associated with companies. In 1997, he provided a guarantee of A$112,000 to Maha Sayour for her South Wentworthville house. He also acquired a Merrylands property for A$253,000 in 2004 at supposedly no cost. Ibrahim bought a Rothbury, Hunter Valley housing development site for A$275,000 in 2010.

The NSW Government launched an investigation into whether Ibrahim’s Trademark hotel in Kings Cross had broken the law on responsible alcohol service after an incident in April 2011, which involved NRL Roosters player Todd Carney and Anthony Watts. This inquiry responds to the December 2010 attack on John Hopoate, who was later convicted of assaulting a patron not belonging to Trademark. According to reports, over 529 assaults occurred at Trademark since July 2009. Trademark security personnel were involved or located near the venue. Trademark is subject to reduced trading hours, restricted patron counts, and increased security by scanning patrons with metal detectors.

Allusions to organized crime

John Ibrahim has been labeled by the Australian news media as “Teflon John” and “The Teflon man of Kings Cross,” as well as also being known as “The King of the Cross” due to his ability to avoid being convicted of illegal activities, despite widespread public suspicion. While convicted for assault as a teenager, he has not been convicted of any other crime.

Ibrahim was identified by Counsel assisting the Commission, John Agius SC, as the new “lifeblood of the drugs industry of Kings Cross” during the Wood Royal Commission. During a 2004 trial, Ibrahim was identified as “the subject of 546 police intelligence reports in relation to his involvement in drugs, organised crime and association with outlaw motorcycle gangs”.

During 2001 and 2002, a police strikeforce Sombra gathered intelligence claiming that Ibrahim was allegedly extorting several bars and nightclubs in the King’s Cross and Darlinghurst area up to A$5,000 per week each, claiming a beneficial financial interest in club takings and allegedly applying standover tactics. According to reports, new South Wales Crime Commission officers allegedly compromised police investigations after Ibrahim was told his Dover Heights home had been bugged.

John Ibrahim

Ibrahim filed legal action at the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal to obtain access to intelligence reports. Ibrahim was not charged with the alleged offenses, and the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal denied his application. Task Force Gain of the NSW Crime Commission in 2003 and 2004, which focused on violent crime in south Sydney, implicated Ibrahim.


The NSW Crime Commission took Ibrahim’s assets, including his Dover Heights house, in 2006 on the basis of probable criminal activity. The Supreme Court issued orders requiring Ibrahim to pay A$150,000 to the State without admitting guilt. After payment, the Commission lifted the restraining order on the assets.


Media Watch, a network of media professionals, criticized The Daily Telegraph’s fascination with Ibrahim and his relatives in an episode broadcast on ABC TV in 2010. Since the 2009 shooting of Fadi Ibrahim, the family has regularly featured in The Daily Telegraph, where it was revealed that Ibrahim provided the paper with photos and stories about himself; yet at the same time, he claimed to “hate attention” and complained about the media attention he is receiving.

Firass Diani portrays Ibrahim in a fictional dramatization of Kings Cross organized crime in Underbelly: The Golden Mile, a 2010 television miniseries.

The Australian Financial Review published a detailed profile in 2014. Ibrahim told an AFR journo Christopher Joye: “Who shoots other people’s houses in the middle of the night…In my time that was unheard of…These guys are gutless cowards. From 2010 onwards, the class has been the most shittiest. They’re just plastic gangsters. They ride around in fancy cars, have tattoos and gold chains on them and then go home to sleep with their mothers. They’re all wannabes. It’s disgusting – it’s all disorganized crime.”

Ibrahim’s family members

John Ibrahim’s elder brother, Sam Ibrahim, was one of the first Lebanese-Australian men to be allowed to join an Australian outlaw motorcycle club. Sam Ibrahim was elected president, Granville chapter, of the Nomads Motorcycle Club in 1997. The Nomads chapter in Granville became a strong criminal organization in Sydney.

However, due to a falling out with the Nomads’ leadership group, the chapter splintered in 2007 to form a new outlaw motorcycle club, the Notorious gang. Sam Ibrahim is a Nomads Motorcycle Club member for life. According to media reports, the Notorious gang is being used as street muscle for the distribution of illegal drug in Kings Cross and other areas around Sydney.

In 2004, Sam Ibrahim was accused of kneecapping two Newcastle men. During the late 1990s, ohe was also charged for a cocaine distribution ring involving the Nomads – but was acquitted on both matters. Sam Ibrahim was indicted in 2009 over the kidnapping a teenager boy. He was kept in custody for 4 months before bail was granted in July 2009.

Police were also investigating Nimilote Ngata, a second suspect in the alleged incident, at the bail hearing. Ngata (b. ca 1988) is the son of John Ibrahim’s bodyguard, Semi “Tongan Sam” Ngata. In July 2009, “Tongan Sam” Ngata was arrested following a raid on his home by a special gang violence task force that netted bulk quantities of a methamphetamine precursor.

Ibrahim’s sister, Maha Sayour (b. ca 1971), was charged in 2009 with recklessly dealing with proceeds of crime following a police raid on her South Wentworthville home, where police allegedly found shrink-wrapped packets bulging with nearly A$2.86 million cash in $50 and $100 notes were hidden in the roof. In December 2011, a District Court judge heard the case and found her not guilty.

Two of Ibrahim’s brothers, Michael and Fadi, were in May 2011, together with Rodney Phillip “Goldy” Atkinson, ordered to stand trial on a charge of conspiracy to murder John Macris between July and September 2009. Police say that Fadi and Fadi Atkinson thought Macris was behind Fadi’s shooting in June 2009. Atkinson and Michael Ibrahim were acquitted in December 2012 of conspiracy to kill. However, Michael remains in custody on unrelated manslaughter charges. Atkinson has been convicted of possessing an unauthorized gun. He is now on remand. He will be sentenced in January 2013.

John Ibrahim and Melissa Taylor’s son Daniel John Taylor (b. ca 1990) was committed in early 2011 to stand trial in Queensland on charges of affray and assault occasioning bodily harm on a group of Melbourne tourists outside a nightclub on the Gold Coast in 2010. Taylor is said to have been assisted by a friend and that they were involved in the attack on a group of tourists from Melbourne. Taylor’s bail conditions require him to reside with Ibrahim in Sydney and are ordered not to go within 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) of Kings Cross despite Taylor working in the nightclub industry until the matter is heard before the courts. All charges were dropped.

Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Neil Gaughan said that “More than 1.8 tonnes of MDMA (ecstasy), 136 kilograms of cocaine and 15 kg of methamphetamine were stopped from reaching Australian shores. $5.5 million dollars was also seized”. Michael pled guilty eight times. He was sentenced to a 30-year term with 18 years of non-parole.


John Ibrahim net worth

John Ibrahim married Sarah Budge, and they have a son. However, Michael and Fadi Ibrahim, and others, were arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and John Ibrahim’s girlfriend, Sarah Budge, and his son, Daniel, were arrested after action by police in Australia and the Netherlands as part of Operation Veyda about two alleged major international drug syndicates operating in Australia. Budge was charged for possessing a firearm.

John Ibrahim’s net worth

What is John Ibrahim’s net worth? John Ibrahim’s net worth has been around $10 million. His NightClub investments are his primary source of income. Ibrahim’s success has enabled him to live a luxurious life and own a few fancy cars. He is Australia’s most prominent nightclub owner.

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