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These Are The Richest People In Australia In 2021 (Australian Billionaires)

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With an estimated net worth of $23.8 billion, Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart is the wealthiest person in Australia, that’s according to CEOWORLD magazine’s Australia Rich List Index For 2021. The CEOWORLD magazine Rich List, published today, revealed 45 of Australia’s wealthiest people and some very recognizable faces. The number two spot for Australia was occupied by Andrew Forrest worth $20.2 billion.

Have you ever wondered how many Australians in the world have a net worth of 1 billion dollars and above? Well, there are just 45. According to the latest Forbes list of the world’s billionaires, there are 2,755 billionaires in the world and there are just 45 Australians amongst them.

Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes is third on the list with $14.4 billion. Scott Farquhar, co-founder, and co-CEO of software company Atlassian holds the 4th spot with a whopping net worth of $14.2 billion, followed by Harry Triguboff ($11.3 billion); Anthony Pratt ($10.8 billion); John, Alan & Bruce Wilson ($5.8 billion); 5.2 ($5.8 billion). Kerry Stokes and Clive Palmer rounded up the top ten wealthiest people in Australia with $4.5 billion and $3.8 billion, respectively.

Australian Billionaires: These Are The Richest People In Australia In 2021

1Gina Rinehart$23.8 billion
2Andrew Forrest$20.2 billion
3Mike Cannon-Brookes$14.4 billion
4Scott Farquhar$14.2 billion
5Harry Triguboff$11.3 billion
6Anthony Pratt$10.8 billion
7John, Alan & Bruce Wilson$5.8 billion
8Frank Lowy$5.2 billion
9Kerry Stokes$4.5 billion
10Clive Palmer$3.8 billion
11John Gandel$3.7 billion
12James Packer$3.6 billion
13Jack Cowin$3.5 billion
14Fiona Geminder$3.4 billion
15Richard White$3.4 billion
16Vivek Chaand Sehgal$3.2 billion
17Heloise Pratt$2.9 billion
18Lang Walker$2.4 billion
19Bob Ell$2.3 billion
20Gretel Packer$2.3 billion
21Solomon Lew$2.3 billion
22Lindsay Fox$2.3 billion
23Michael Hintze$2.3 billion
24David Hains$2.3 billion
25Gerry Harvey$2.3 billion
26Brett Blundy$2.1 billion
27Anthony Eisen$2.0 billion
28Nick Molnar$2.0 billion
29Ginia Rinehart$1.8 billion
30Bianca Rinehart$1.7 billion
31John Hancock$1.7 billion
32Hope Welker$1.7 billion
33David Teoh & family$1.7 billion
34John Van Lieshout$1.5 billion
35Kerr Neilson$1.4 billion
36Judith Neilson$1.4 billion
37Angela Bennett$1.4 billion
38Nigel Austin$1.4 billion
39Michael Heine$1.4 billion
40Terry Snow$1.3 billion
41Len Ainsworth$1.2 billion
42Sam Tarascio$1.2 billion
43Bruce Mathieson$1.1 billion
44Alan Rydge$1.1 billion
45Manny Stul$1.0 billion

To identify the wealthiest people in Australia, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed numerous national and international media reports, and all estimated net worth figures are in U.S. dollars. The actual size of their fortunes may be much larger than our figure. We have adjusted valuations of the richest 45 where there have been significant movements in the share prices of quoted companies, estimating the knock-on effect on the fortunes of owners of large stakes in those companies.

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Sophie Ireland
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