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145 | Andrew Forrest | Australia | 46YO |  6.5 billion | Australia

The World’s Billionaires
#145 Andrew Forrest
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 46

Fortune: self made

Source: mining, metals

Net Worth: $6.5 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Perth , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Mining/Lumber

Marital Status: married, 3 children

Education: NA

The mining magnate nicknamed Twiggy became Australia’s richest man for the first time this year. Shares of his publicly traded Fortescue Metals Group, which he founded in 2003, soared in the past year, thanks to Chinese demand for steel and to red-hot speculative interest in iron ore mining companies in general. Curiously, the western Australian company, which he still heads, has yet to mine anything, though it will start shipping ore this year. Forrest is a descendant of the first premier of the state of West Australia, Lord Forrest of Bunbury. He founded his first mining company Anaconda Nickel(now called Minara) in 1994.

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#154 Blair Parry-Okedon
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 57

Fortune: inherited

Source: Cox Enterprises

Net Worth: $6.3 bil

Country Of Citizenship: United States

Residence: Scone , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Media/Entertainment

Marital Status: married, 2 children

Education: NA

Daughter of Barbara Cox Anthony, who died last May. Anthony: daughter of James M. Cox (d. 1957), newspaper reporter who bought the Dayton Evening News for $26,000 in 1898. High school dropout became 3-term governor of Ohio; Democratic presidential nominee in 1920 with FDR as his running mate. Built media empire. Today Cox Enterprises owns 17 newspapers, 15 TV stations, 80 radio stations, Manheim Auctions (used cars), stake in AutoTrader.com (online classifieds). Blair: lives in Australia.

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#173 James Packer
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 40

Fortune: inherited

Source: media

Net Worth: $5.7 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Sydney , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Media/Entertainment

Marital Status: married,

Education: NA

Inherited majority stake in media empire Publishing & Broadcasting (PBL) after his father died in December 2005. In the two years since taking over, the younger Packer has made significant changes, first by spinning off major PBL media assets and more recently by splitting PBL into 2 separate public companies: casino group Crown and Consolidated Media Holdings. Packer received a $675 million dividend from the demerger. In June married model turned singer/songwriter Erica Baxter in a lavish ceremony on the French Riviera reportedly attended by friends Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

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#222 Frank Lowy & family
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 77

Fortune: self made

Source: malls

Net Worth: $4.6 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Sydney , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Real Estate

Marital Status: married, 3 children

Education: NA
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Founder of one of world1s biggest shopping mall chains, Westfield. Owns 119 malls in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and Britain. Czech-born Frank Lowy moved to Hungary, then Palestine, arrived in Sydney in 1952 and opened a delicatessen. His three sons, David, Peter and Steven, work in the business. Frank is still executive chairman, as well as president of Football Federation Australia, which runs the national soccer team.

#396 Shi Zhengrong
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 45

Fortune: self made

Source: solar energy

Net Worth: $2.9 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Wuxi , China, Asia & Australia

Industry: Energy

Marital Status: married, 2 children

Education: Jilin University, Bachelor of Arts / Science
University of New South Wales, Doctorate
Born in Yangzhong, China. Received a Master’s in laser physics at a Shanghai university, then went to Australia to get his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of New South Wales. It was there he studied under one of the leading solar energy researchers, Martin Green, and became interested in the business. He returned to China in 2001 as an Australian citizen and founded Suntech Power to make photovoltaic cells for use in solar panels. In 2005 listed Suntech on the NYSE.

#428 Harry Triguboff
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 75

Fortune: self made

Source: real estate

Net Worth: $2.7 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Sydney , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Real Estate

Marital Status: married, 2 children

Education: NA

Biggest builder of apartments in Australia, as founder of Meriton Apartments. Is focusing on a holding strategy, renting out rather than selling new apartments because of flat Sydney market. Born in China to Russian parents who fled the country during the Bolshevik Revolution. Learned about real estate development as a child visiting his father, a builder, at work sites in Tianjin, China; immigrated to Australia at age 28. Drove a taxi and owned a milk run before being the first to spot the trend toward the inner-city high-rise apartments that dominate Sydney1s skyline. Owns three Bentleys; on alternate days his license plates read HOT1 and HOT2 (for his initials) and OSCAR1 (his middle name).

#503 Gina Rinehart
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 54

Fortune: inherited and growing

Source: mining

Net Worth: $2.4 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Perth , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Mining/Lumber

Marital Status: widowed, 4 children

Education: NA

Sole heir to once deeply troubled estate left by late father. Battled for 14 years to win control of his assets from her stepmother. Legal hurdles cleared in 2003 in time to catch boom in iron ore demand. Has potential to become much richer. In late 2007, after decades of promise, Rinehart’s family company, Hancock Prospecting, shipped its first ton of iron ore as part of a joint venture with mining giant Rio Tinto; royalties from Rio Tinto expected to jump in the next year. Rinehart is now working on multiple mine developments on her vast expanse of undeveloped land to feed Chinese demand.

#573 Richard Pratt
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 73

Fortune: inherited and growing

Source: packaging

Net Worth: $2.1 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Melbourne , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Manufacturing

Marital Status: married, 4 children

Education: Melbourne University, Bachelor of Arts / Science

Owns Visy Industries, a $2.5 billion (sales) packaging and recycling company. In October 2007 Visy admitted colluding with its main competitor Amcor to fix prices in the corrugated box industry. Pratt apologized for his role in cartel and paid $33 million fine to Australian government. Inherited box-making business from his father in 1969. Onetime actor did not forget his theatrical roots; known to cap company functions with renditions of “If I Were a Rich Man” from Fiddler on the Roof.

#605 John Gandel
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Newspix

Age: 73

Fortune: inherited and growing

Source: real estate

Net Worth: $2.0 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Melbourne , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Real Estate

Marital Status: married, 4 children

Education: Melbourne University
Medical Doctor
Owns 50% of Chadstone mall in Melbourne, the biggest in the southern hemisphere; also owns 50% of Northland mall and a 20% stake in the property trust that owns the other half of both malls. Started in retail in the 1950s managing his Polish-immigrant parents1 Sussan women1s clothing chain. Sold Sussan to his brother-in-law, soon after buying Chadstone in 1983. With his wife collects Japanese art.

#605 Kerr Neilson
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 58

Fortune: self made

Source: investments

Net Worth: $2.0 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Sydney , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Investments

Marital Status: married, 2 children

Education: NA

South African-born Neilson made his name as an investment guru by sidestepping the 1987 global equities market crash at bt Australia, the Australian arm of Bankers Trust where he worked as a fund manager. He left bt in 1993 to start his own boutique funds management group, Platinum Asset Management, with George Soros as a client and founding shareholder. Listed 25% of Platinum on the stock market in May. He and his wife are opening up an art gallery in Sydney to showcase Chinese contemporary art

#677 Stanley Perron
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 85

Fortune: self made

Source: property, cars

Net Worth: $1.8 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Perth , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Real Estate

Marital Status: married, 3 children

Education: NA

Raised in gold-mining town in central Australia. Quit school at 14 to sell hand-carved handkerchief boxes. Dabbled in plumbing, construction, a small airline and ice-skating ventures. His best cash business came as a going-away gift in 1962 when he stepped down from his job as a manager for an earthmoving outfit. The company chairman gave Perron Toyota franchise rights, allowing Perron to set up dealerships in western Australia. Perron says he tried to give it away, but “nobody wanted it.” I Still selling Toyota vehicles decades later; also owns Australian shopping malls. Pops into the office for a few hours each week but leaves most of the day-to-day decisions to a small band of loyal staff.

#707 Lindsay Fox
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 69

Fortune: self made

Source: logisitics/trucking/security services

Net Worth: $1.7 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Melbourne , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Shipping/Trucking/Transport

Marital Status: married, 5 children

Education: NA

Started his company Linfox by driving its only truck in 1956. Today Linfox, which he owns entirely, is one of the largest logistics companies in the country, with more than $1.8 billion in sales and 20,000 employees. (His business card is shaped like a truck.) Also owns a wide variety of businesses, including airports, property development operations, car dealerships and a security business. Has an extensive car collection.

#785 Kerry Stokes
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 66

Fortune: self made

Source: media, Caterpillar

Net Worth: $1.5 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Perth , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Engineering/Construction

Marital Status: divorced, 4 children

Education: NA

Considered a major player in the Australian media industry through his majority stake in the Seven Network, Stokes neverthless has a much more valuable asset in the selling and servicing of Caterpillar earthmoving and mining equipment. Already the biggest Cat dealer in Australia through his WesTrac. Stokes is busy building a replica business in China. Given the potential size of the Chinese market versus the relatively small size of Australia, it might not be long before the bulk of Stokes’s fortune is Chinese based.

#843 Gerald Harvey
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 68

Fortune: self made

Source: retail

Net Worth: $1.4 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Sydney , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Retailing

Marital Status: married, 4 children

Education: NA

The closest thing to Australia’s king of retail, Gerald Harvey is a consummate salesman having made a fortune several times over under a variety of trading names. With partner, Ian Norman, he started in electrical goods with a business called Norman Ross. When that business was taken over, both men quit, later opening another electronics retailer, Harvey Norman, in 1982. Remains chairman of the now publicly traded group, which has 245 stores, mainly in Australia. Has a passion for horses: owns part of Magic Millions Thoroughbred auction house and personally owns some 900 horses.

#1014 John Grill
03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

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Age: 62

Fortune: self made

Source: engineering

Net Worth: $1.1 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Australia

Residence: Sydney , Australia, Asia & Australia

Industry: Energy

Marital Status: married, 2 children

Education: NA

Founded engineering and professional services company WorleyParsons in 1971 and listed the company on the Australian Stock Exchange in November 2004. Since then its share prices has increased more than twentyfold. WorleyParsons has been a big winner from Australia’s resources boom, which has created a huge need for its services. Grill is the company’s largest shareholder. An engineer, the notoriously media shy Grill is neverthless very well respected in engineering circles.

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