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Revealed: Top 10 richest people in Australia for 2021

Gina Rinehart

Thanks to soaring commodity prices, Gina Rinehart is once again the richest person in Australia, boasting a personal net worth of more than US$23.8 billion.

She was followed by fellow miner Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest (US$20.9 billion), Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes (US$14.5 billion), and the other Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar, who boasts a personal net worth of US$14.3 billion. Atlassian recently announced that staff will only be required to come into the office four times a year.

Meriton founder Harry Triguboff came in at number five with US$11.3 billion and cardboard king and Visy executive chairman Anthony Pratt sits at number six on US$10.8 billion. The global surge in online shopping gave Anthony Pratt’s cardboard box manufacturer Visy a massive boost.

“From mining magnates to tech innovators, the ten wealthiest people in Australia are growing their wealth despite the challenges of the pandemic,” added Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj, Chief Executive at CEOWORLD magazine.

Frank Lowy’s timing in offloading Westfield in 2018 has ensured his wealth remains stable at US$5.3 billion, positioning him in 8th place. Australia now has a record 111 billionaires.

  1. Gina Rinehart: US$23.8 billion
  2. Andrew Forrest: US$20.9 billion
  3. Mike Cannon-Brookes: US$14.5 billion
  4. Scott Farquhar: US$14.3 billion
  5. Harry Triguboff: US$11.3 billion
  6. Anthony Pratt: US$10.8 billion
  7. John, Alan & Bruce Wilson: US$5.8 billion
  8. Frank Lowy: US$5.3 billion
  9. Kerry Stokes: US$4.1 billion
  10. James Packer: US$3.8 billion

Top 10 richest people in Australia for 2021

Australia’s Richest Woman Is Worth $3 Billion More Than Australia’s Richest Woman

The richest woman in Australia is Gina Rinehart, her net worth was US$23.8 billion — over $3 billion more than Andrew Forrest’s net worth. Collectively, the top 10 richest people in Australia are worth US$114.6 billion.

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