| Top 5 Richest People in Australia
1. Andrew Forrest
2. Frank Lowy
3. James Packer
4. Richard Pratt
5. Gina Rinehart
The BRW Rich List has been released with quite a few surprises.
Firstly the great news. The number of billionaires has rise from 30 – 38. The resources boom is helping make people a mint!
One of those people to prosper from this boom is Alan Bond. Yes you heard right Alan Bond. He is back. When you have the skills to earn money no matter how many times you go broke you can always build it back up again.
Bond came in at no 157 – but wait- his net worth is estimated at $265 million. Nothing to sneeze at I assure you.
Another surprise is that for the first time in 20 years a Packer hasn’t been at the top of the list. James Packer came in third – but wait once again – net worth is $6.1 billion. It was down from $7.25 billion 12 months ago.
The richest person on the list is Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest with a net worth of $10 billion. His fortune has come from mining with his wealth almost tripling in the last 12 months.
Just give him time. Give them all time. That includes you…