Ansett, Bob

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Ansett, Bob Gender: M
born on 8 August 1933 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Hamilton, Australia, 37s45, 142e02
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 14°54' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 12°42 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 25°23'


Australian founder of Budget Rent a Car in 1965. Starting with just 3% of the market, he took control of Budget on 12/20/1974 and was the market leader by 1980.

Raised in Victoria, the son of Sir Reginald Ansett, Bob was raised in California after his parents divorced. He completed his education and married in the U.S., having three kids before he returned to Australia on 2/05/1965.

A business high-flyer, Ansett suffered heavy financial losses in the '80s, blaming poor judgment for having to declare bankruptcy and liquidation on 11/03/1989. His marriage dissolved in 1969 and in 1975, he married Josie Chadwick. In 1990 he formed Bob Ansett Marketing but four years later was charged with issuing a false prospectus for Budget. In 1996, he was traveling the Australian lecture circuit, discussing his business philosophies.


  • Work : Start Business 1965 (Budget Rent-a-Car)
  • Family : Change residence 5 February 1965 (Moved back to Australia)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1969 (From first wife)
  • Work : Gain social status 20 December 1974 (CEO Budget Rent-a-Car)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1975 (Second marriage, Josie Chadwick)
  • Financial : Bankruptcy 3 November 1989 (Bankruptcy and liquidation)
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  • Work : Start Business 1990 (Started Bob Ansett Marketing)
  • Social Crime Perpetration 1994 (Charged with filing false prospectus reports)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1996 (Traveling lecture circuit)

Source Notes

Dennis Sutton quotes Susan Alexander, from Ansett, given in Sutton's 50 Australian Charts, 1996.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Bankruptcy (Bankruptcy and liquidation)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Australia to U.S. to Australia)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Car rental)
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Lecture circuit)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Budget Rent-a-Car)