Cliff Obrecht (Canva Founder) Age, Net Worth, Wife, Education, Facts

Cliff Obrecht is best known as the CEO of chief operating officer (COO) of Canva. He owns 18% of the company. He is an accomplished Australian billionaire and a highly regarded technology entrepreneur. He attended University of Western Australia. Explore more about Cliff Obrecht Age, Net Worth, Wife, Education, Facts.

Cliff Obrecht Age & Marriage

How old is Cliff Obrecht? He was born in 1986. As of 2023, he is 37 years old, as of 2023. He resides with his wife Melanie Perkins who is also an Australian billionaire technology entrepreneur. They tied knot in 2021. Couple has also travelled the world extensively and credits a trip to India as a life-changing experience.


Cliff proposed to Perkins on a holiday in Turkey’s backpacker-friendly Cappadocia region, in 2019. The engagement ring was $30. The couple have been critical of materialism with Obrecht stating ‘what is the point of hoarding stuff’.

They have expressed a desire to donate most of their fortune to charity. In Jan 2021, Perkins and Obrecht married on Rottnest Island. They joined the Giving Pledge, committing at least half of their fortune to philanthropic purposes, in November 2021.

Cliff ObrechtProfile
Real NameCliff Obrecht
Nick NameCliff
Age37 years old (in 2023)
ProfessionTechnology Entrepreneur
Famous ForCEO and (COO) of Canva
HeightIn Feet Inches: 5′ 11″
In Meters: 1.80
In Centimetres: 180
Weight (approx.)In Kilograms- 89
In Pounds- 196
Shoe Size12 (US)
Eye ColorBrown
Hair colorDark Brown
SpouseMelanie Perkins ​(m. 2021)
Educational QualificationsUniversity of Western Australia
FatherStan Obrecht
MotherMary Obrecht
Net WorthUS$6.5 billion

What Is The Net Worth Of Cliff Obrecht?

As of 2023, Cliff Obrecht’s net worth is estimated to be US$6.5 billion. This income is reported back in Sep 2022, as per Forbes. He first appeared on The Australian Financial Review Rich List in 2020 with a net worth of A$3.43 billion. Forbes estimated Perkins’ personal net worth at A$9.21 billion (US$6.5bn), on 31 January 2022.


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In May 2023, the Australian Financial Review assessed his and Perkins’ joint net worth as A$13.18 billion, on the 2023 Rich List; making them the ninth wealthiest Australians.

Cliff Obrecht Education

Cliff Obrecht earned a degree from the University of Western Australia. He did his Bachelor in Arts/Science. His company, Canva has attracted 60 million monthly users to its freemium software and with 500,000 teams from companies like Intel and Zoom paying for it.

Lesser Known Facts About Cliff Obrecht

  • Cliff Obrecht’s Canva software is best known for the creation of attractive visuals for menus, resumes and Instagram graphics.
  • He has shrugged off the pandemic to be richer than ever before.
  • He was raised in Kingsley, a suburb to the north of Perth, Western Australia.

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