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.
Anglo American Plc’s decision to quit plans for a coal port expansion in Australia leaves Indian billionaires G.V. Krishna Reddy and Gautam Adani as the last major investors left looking at extending the terminal.
John Hancock, the estranged son of Australia’s wealthiest citizen, the iron ore billionaire Gina Rinehart, recently flew to the U.S. to join 400 guests at a four-day wedding celebration in Bar Harbor, Maine.
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.
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.
The net worth of Australia’s richest individual, Gina Rinehart, has declined by $2.7 billion to $15.2 billion after revenue and earnings slipped at her closely held iron-ore mining company Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd.