Tyron Hyde was born in the then working class Sydney suburb of Concord in 1971. The youngest of five siblings, he realised early on the value of hard work. By the time he was 18 and left school he’d already had five jobs, from cleaning toilets to working at McDonald’s.

While working at McDonald’s his brother-in-law said to him, “You know Macca’s aren’t really a fast food outlet, they are a property developer that flip burgers on the side!” This was one of the catalysts that made Tyron enrol in a Degree of Construction Economics at the University of Technology.

Tyron always had an interest in construction and couldn’t walk past a building site without stopping and staring at the cranes and excavation. His father noticed this and at one point had him building a mud-brick house on a small patch of land in the Hawkesbury River region.

During his time at university, Tyron started working voluntarily at Quantity Surveying business Washington Brown as a cadet. He now owns the company and has close to 50 staff, who prepare close to 15,000 depreciation schedules in Australia and around the world every year.

Tyron works with Australia’s richest man, Harry Triguboff, and has been advising him personally on all things depreciation for more than 20 years.

A best-selling author, regular commentator for Money Magazine and a keen public speaker, Tyron is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and a registered Tax Agent.

Tyron lives in what he calls his own ‘patch of paradise’ in Sydney’s North Bondi. He plays golf (not nearly enough) and is raising his daughter Taylor along with his beautiful wife Sandy.