Australian Is World’s Richest Woman

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(f) at 24-05-2012 04:20PM (7 years ago)

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According to AFP, a preview of the respected BRW Rich 200 list, published Wednesday, put the mining tycoon’s personal fortune at Aus$29.17 billion (US$28.48 billion), a figure that sees her outstrip Walton for the first time.

In March, Forbes placed Walton and her family’s net worth at US$25.3 billion, while Rinehart’s fortune stood at US$18 billion.

BRW rich list editor Andrew Heathcote said mining magnate Rinehart had almost tripled her wealth in 12 months as commodity prices rose and she pulled off two deals in iron ore and coal.

“The Aus$18.87 billion increase in her wealth is unparalleled. It is a product of foreign investment in new projects, increased production and a recovery in the iron ore price over the past six months,” said Heathcote.

Rinehart, 58, heiress to an iron ore prospecting empire built in Australia’s resources-rich west, is a controversial figure who stridently campaigned against new mining taxes and recently bought up big in the media sector.

She is also locked in a series of lawsuits, including an acrimonious row with her own children over a family trust where she has been accused of threatening to financially ruin them.

Heathcote said Rinehart was on track to overtake Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim — worth US$69 billion — as the world’s richest person as demand ramps up for Australia’s natural resources.

“A $100 billion fortune is not out of the question for Rinehart if the resources boom continues unabated,” said Heathcote.

“There is a real possibility that Rinehart will become not just the richest woman in the world but the richest person in the world.”

The full BRW list of Australia’s richest people, the upper rungs of which are usually dominated by mining tycoons, will be unveiled on Thursday.



Bellablue (f) at 24-05-2012 11:16PM
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Good for her, this is what i call  the  strength  of a woman and been independent...example for women  to emulate
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Solidstonez (f) at 24-05-2012 11:22PM
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OK

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habiziz (m) at 24-05-2012 11:40PM
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 Cool
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beholdsunshine (m) at 24-05-2012 11:56PM
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Naija guys never see this one marry? Sharp guys where una dey.
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Shydaimma (f) at 25-05-2012 12:13AM
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 Grin Grin

good for her... enjoy ur money Cool

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Ifemylove (f) at 25-05-2012 12:21AM
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Correct woman....if na 9ja men/women nw, dem go dey hire body guard 4 only 1 million....
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Tee-boi (m) at 25-05-2012 12:50AM
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Correct woman....if na 9ja men/women nw, dem go dey hire body guard 4 only 1 million....


how u know she doesn't have body guard? i bet u would do more than that with just u 500k in ur acct
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Tee-boi (m) at 25-05-2012 12:52AM
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how u know she doesn't have body guards? i bet u would do more than that with just 500k in ur acct*
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ozonadakar (m) at 25-05-2012 01:31AM
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Quote from: Tee-boi on 25-05-2012 12:50AM
Correct woman....if na 9ja men/women nw, dem go dey hire body guard 4 only 1 million....


how u know she doesn't have body guard? i bet u would do more than that with just u 500k in ur acct
no her very well
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Princestevo (m) at 25-05-2012 01:58AM
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good news Cool
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SAINTKITTS (m) at 25-05-2012 02:04AM
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

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Neglito (m) at 25-05-2012 02:04AM
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Wetin concern me and Australia. 2 days flight. too moda phyuking far.
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Ecto (m) at 25-05-2012 04:48AM
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Any chance of me marrying her?
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Ecto (m) at 25-05-2012 04:53AM
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Is she richer that our corrupt government officials who seat on our oil money?

I think she may not be. Just that her wealth can easily be measured by the things she owns while the loots of our corrupt leaders are so scattered and hidden

to be accurately measured by any known human wealth measurement scale.
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osupia (m) at 25-05-2012 06:12AM
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my wife will soon join her on the top ten list........... Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue
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fuckinjoe2 (m) at 25-05-2012 06:13AM
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pls try am get me her yahoo id, she is a confirm maga........ Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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mickky21 (m) at 25-05-2012 06:15AM
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ok....congrats woman
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denmal (m) at 25-05-2012 06:29AM
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ok na
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Solidstonez (f) at 25-05-2012 07:08AM
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Quote from: beholdsunshine on 24-05-2012 11:56PM
Naija guys never see this one marry? Sharp guys where una dey.
Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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