/ 28 May 2021

Who’s the richest of them all?

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart, according to the latest Financial Review’s Rich List. Coming in with $31.06 billion, Rinehart saw her wealth jump $2.2 billion in 6 months as iron ore hit record high prices. Similarly, Pilbara mining mogul Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest is riding the commodities boom, coming in at #2 with $27.25 billion. Next up is Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes ($20.18 billion), cardboard king Anthony Pratt and family ($20.09 billion) and another Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar ($20 billion). The next 5 include familiar names like Clive Palmer ($13.01 billion) and Frank Lowy ($8.51 billion) but breaking into the top 10 for the first time are the co-founders of the graphic design platform Canva, Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht ($7.98 billion). Celebratory drinks are on them… Here’s the top 10 list (paywall).

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