Australia's richest woman owns stakes in some of the biggest coal and iron ore mining projects in the country through Hancock Prospecting. She also holds the rights to revenue royalties from Rio Tinto's Hamersley Iron mines. In addition, Rinehart is a major shareholder in two of Australia's biggest media companies, Ten Network and Fairfax Media.
Hope Rinehart Welker, who sued her billionaire mother Gina Rinehart over management of a multibillion-dollar trust, sought to exit the litigation and said she won’t help her siblings pursue the lawsuit.
Wright Prospecting Pty’s lawsuit staking a claim in Australian iron ore assets is “curious” as Gina Rinehart, Asia’s richest woman, announced a mining partnership for the properties with Rio Tinto Group seven years ago, an executive at her company said.
Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart became the world’s richest woman as her fortune almost tripled to A$29.2 billion ($28.6 billion), according to a ranking of the nation’s wealthiest people by BRW magazine.
Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.
Gina Rinehart, the richest woman in the Asia Pacific region, changed the rules governing her children’s $4 billion trust in 2006 for her own benefit and not her children’s, breaching her duty as trustee, a lawyer said.
Roy Hill Holdings Pty, Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart’s unit that’s seeking to raise A$7 billion ($7.3 billion) in debt to build an iron ore mine, said it expects to complete funding by the end of the year.