Shark Tank's Andrew Banks lists Beverly Hills trophy home

Staff reporterAugust 29, 20160 min read

The entreprenurial Shark Tank Australia judge Andrew Banks is looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills mansion, someone willing to part with US$17.495 million. (AUD $22.99 million)

Banks has somewhat disappeared from Sydney's eastern suburbs scene since selling Villa Veneto at Point Piper in 2011 for $52 million, however he remains important enough in Los Angeles for the Variety website to write about his listing. 

The Aussie headhunter turned film producer is looking to double his money, having paid US$9.18 million for the seven bedroom European-style mansion four years ago. Banks is based in Los Angeles, where his two children moved to live. Banks emigrated to Australia from Britain in 1972 and had initially pursued a career on the stage, having worked as an actor in The Old Tote Theatre Company.

Entering the 10,522 sqm remodelled home through a two-story foyer with two curving staircase, there's grand formal rooms including an elegant dining room, a family room and a music room with wet bar.

The master suite comes with its very own sauna, fireplaces and private terrace. There's also a home office, gym/yoga studio, a theatre and an elevator.

Tall privacy hedges surround the swimming pool and spa area, which is accompanied by a pool house - also with its own sauna - and an outdoor kitchen.

A guest house lies at the rear of the grounds. 

James Harris, David Parnes and Marisa San Antonio, all with the Agency, hold the listing.

Banks co-founded the recruitment company Morgan & Bank in 1985 and then two decades later human resources company Talent2 International.

He got a taste for the big screen after producing American drama film Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter in 2014 and went on to become founder of production company Lila 9th Productions.

During the inaugural season of Shark Tank, Banks invested in Bottlepops, Synxsole and the Hamdog. He is also behind the fast-growing, LA-based education technology company which has and other innovative educational resources for young children. Andrew became the first member of the International Board of Age of Learning.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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