The Mayne Report Rich List


February 7, 2014

This list tracks Australians who have accumulated net assets exceeding $10 million. We've got more than 1500 names with those who've fallen back below $10 million now italicised.




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Soheil Abedian: living on the Gold Coast but Iranian born, the CEO of listed property developer Sunland owns an 18% stake or 45.7m shares, which was worth more $200 million at its peak. James Packer came and went as a Sunland shareholder and director after the Dubai expansion ran into trouble. His son Sahba Abedian also owns 6 million shares in his own right.

Andrew Abercrombie: the founder and former CEO leasing company FlexiGroup, which listed in late 2006. He owns more than 75 million shares. The stock plunged from more than $3 before the GFC to a low of 22c, but it was back up near $2 in early 2012 so there's still plenty of money to be made clipping the ticket on transactions. Hosted a tribute dinner for Peter Costello at his Melbourne mansion in late 2008 but then lost out to Kelly O'Dwyer in the 2009 Higgins preselection contest. Still prominent in the Liberal Party and donated to defend Andrew Bolt's race-baiting.

Russell Aboud: non-executive chairman of full-service broker Ord Minnett and a former director of ASX. He swapped his stake in Ord Minnett for 10.2 million Auswealth shares and also owns 322,382 ASX shares, suggesting he's worth north of $20 million.

Dr Alex Abrahams: founder and executive director of the Pacific Smiles Group which operates 22 dental clinics and 6 eye clinics in NSW and Victoria. Also controls organisations in NSW and Victoria that train dental nurses and provides employment on completion of their training.

Steve Ackerie: the grandson of a hairdresser, he arrived from North Lebanon to ply the family trade. In 1964 he opened his first salon in Longreach which has expanded into 55 salons becoming Australia's largest chain. He also owns a restaurant that caters for over 1.5 million people a year which pushes his wealth north of $50 million.

Graham Acton: controls the Acton Land & Cattle Company which shelled out $37 million to pick up the Carpentaria and Lyndhurst properties out of the break-up of AMP's old Stanbroke Pastoral empire in 2004. BRW has claimed he's worth more than $200 million.

William Adams: formerly the largest shareholder in Tattersall's and direct descendant of founder George Adams' brother who sat on the board initially after the float. His stake was worth about $80 million on listing, but made a wise decision to sell-down before John Brumby's Victorian pokies licence bombshell.

Adler family: Rodney Adler and his sisters inherited wealth from their father Larry, the founder of FAI Insurance. Rodney ended up blowing plenty on the HIH crash but the family overall still has well north of $10 million.

Samuel Afdal: owns about 6 million shares in WA-based Medusa Mining. The stock bottomed at 40c in December 2008 but bounced back to be almost $5 in early 2012 as the commodities boom took off again.

Terry Agnew: property investor in Sydney's commercial district, in 2008 he completed a swap with the Stockland Group. He acquired his property for $121 million in 2002, and swapped it for property worth $225 million in one of the largest deals of its kind. Clearly quite a property player, even if little known.



Ahrens family: whilst the steel industry isn't booming quite like it was, this 100-year-old Adelaide-based family company soldiers on with its engineering and steel fabrication business that employs 200 staff.

Len Ainsworth and Sons: in the 1950s, Len Ainsworth began the gaming machine maker Aristocrat. While no longer active within the company, the family still own more than $200 million worth of Aristocrat shares, whilst Len controls the separate Ainsworth Game Technology which has recently taken off and is now worth more than Aristocrat. BRW claims the family is worth more than $1.5 billion.

Aitken family: as executive directors and large shareholders of Southern Cross Equities, Angus and Charlie Aitken benefited from the 2008 sale to Bell Financial Group for $150 million, albeit in stock not cash. Charlie is one of the biggest stock market bulls in Australia but with Bell shares wallowing at about 60c in early 2012, the family is these days also relying on big salaries and personal investing to stay wealthy.

John Akehurst: former managing director of Woodside Petroleum who was booted by then chairman Charles Goode but made more than $10 million from his salary and shares over the years and is now a respected professional director.

Albert family: Jacques Albert founded the Albert music business in 1890 when he began importing violins to Australia. With large interests in property and investments, the Albert family also own a valuable library of music copyright including Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. BRW claims $229 million.

Peter Albert:
the former Oxiana Resources general manager Asia owned about 2.3m shares which were worth more than $8 million when the stock peaked at around $4 in mid-2007, before his wealth plunged after the ill-fated merger with Zinifex to create Oz Minerals just as the resources bubble was bursting.


Ernest Albers: a director of Moby Oil & Gas and Bass Strait Oil Company. He used to be a director of MEO Australia until he clashed with CEO Chris Hart and sold all his stock for at least $30 million. His wealth is said to be north of $70 million.

Dale Alcock: managing director of Alcock Brown-Neaves Group which operates a number of building companies in Perth including Dale Alcock Homes, which makes about $15 million in a good year and has paid plenty in dividends to Mr Alcock over the years. In 2008 ABN Group purchased a majority stake in Victoria's Boutique Homes.



John Alexander: the former PBL CEO was paid $6.6 million in 2006-07 and the demerger of the media and gaming interests saw his $15 million contract paid out. Still making plenty as chairman of Consolidated Media Holdings (until News Corp takeover in late 2012) and deputy chairman of Crown despite being blamed for killing Channel Nine in that well-known book by former 60 Minutes executive producer Gerald Stone.

Tony Alford: CEO and largest shareholder in Retail Food Group which owns the Donut King and Brumby's Bakeries franchises. With the share price at almost $2.50 in early 2012, his 22 million shares are worth more than $50 million.

Graham Allan: the former Shell executive was briefly John Elliott's Harlin Holdings offsider in the early 1990s, but then built a career at global restaurants giant Yum Brands where he became chief operating officer in 2003 and has made more than $20 million for his efforts, as this Forbes profile suggests.

Robert Allan:
founder and former managing director of Allomak who resigned in February 2009 and still owns about 9.7 m shares or 7.23%. The stock peaked at more than $1 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $9 million but then hit 5c in December 2008 and never really recovered.

Allen family: paid $13 million to bus mogul Jim Bosnjak in 2009 and 2010 for two apartments at The Toaster overlooking the Sydney Opera House.

Terrence Allen: the former CEO and chairman of Herald Resources who resigned in August 2008 still owning about 15 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $3 in July 2008 when he was worth more than $40 million, and bottomed at 10c in December 2008, but was taken over in 2009 at 93c.

Robert Allenby: one of Australia's most successful golfers who has earned more than $30 million over his long career.

Janine Allis: a former model who founded the booming Boost Juice chain and is now writing books talking about her success.

Ray Allsop: married to a Smorgon and has developed dozens of townhouses and high rise residential buildings on the Gold Coast.


Alstergren family: it all began with Edvaad Alstergren who emigrated to Tasmania from Norway, married an Australian, Marjorie, had seven children and made a fortune in timber. When he died, the company, which included Softwoods Holdings and Timber Holdings Tasmania were taken over by CSR.

Maurice Alter: migrated to Melbourne from Poland in the 1950s and is now a billionaire courtesy of a burgeoning property empire which started with two shops and a bank building in Kew and extended to shopping centres such as Forest Hill Chase (since sold to CFS Gandel) and Epping Plaza.

Spiros Alysandratos
: arriving from Greece in 1959, at age 20 he opened his first travel agency which grew into Consolidated Travel - Australia's largest privately owned distributor of airline products. Between he and his wife they own 48.15% of the company, which equates to about $153 million. The BRW claims $217 million.

Kenneth Ambrecht
: non-executive director of Fortescue Metals owns about 750,000 shares. The stock peaked at almost $12.80 in July 2008 when he was worth more than $9 million, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 but has recovered along with the iron ore price.

Marcus Ambrose: kicking goals in the lucrative California-based US NASCAR series which led to his best year of earnings in 2009 at more than $5.4 million.

Sonia Amoroso & Peter Nicholas: founded Cat Media, a pharmaceutical and cosmetic company using natural products. The company was sold in 2006 and while Nicholas started a haircare company, Amoroso diversified into fashion and publishing.

Anderson family: owning a bicycle repair shop in the 1950s, the Brisbane-based family have since built their wealth through property and manufacturing, in particular, GWA international – makers of taps, sinks, and a range of household products. They own around 28 million shares. The BRW claims $420 million.

Chris & Virginia Anderson: celebrities in their home country of New Zealand, they run property company Javica and made the BRW Young Rich list with an estimated wealth of more than $70 million.

Tim Anderson
: founder and co-director of Madman, a DVD distribution business which was sold in 2006 for $34.5 million to Funtastic which has since struggled.

Peter Anderton: former executive chairman of the struggling Australian Ethanol but has done far better from his 2.25 million shares in African coal play Riversdale Mining which was taken over for a hefty $16.50 a share by Rio Tinto in 2011.


Andrew Andrejewskis: managing director of SA-based Sapex Petroleum, he pocketed around $5 million in cash and shares from the sell-out to Peter Bond's forever over-hyped Linc Energy.

Andrews family
: big players in the Sydney meat industry and now major exporters. Also have a large but little known Sydney property portfolio.

Duncan Andrews: made his name running the Australian Ratings credit assessment business in the 1980s but then made his second pile developing Victorian golf courses such as Thirteenth Beach near Barwon Heads and The Dunes on the Mornington Peninsula.

William Andrews: one of the three major shareholders who profited from the $57 million purchase of Brisbane-based plaintiff law firm Trilby Misso by Slater & Gordon for an eye-popping $57 million in 2010. He stopped working for the firm several years earlier.

Clive Appleton: the former managing director of Centro and Gandel thought he'd hit paydirt at APN Property Group when his 10 million shares peaked at $40 million, but the GFC almost sent the company under as Clive's paper wealth took a serious hit.

Don Argus
: made about $40 million from his time as CEO of NAB and a further $10-20 million from his tenure as chairman of BHP-Billiton which finally ended in February 2010.

Michael and George Argyrou: founded Melbourne-based construction company Hickory Developments in 1991 and continue to power ahead after the credit crunch.

Armanasco family: former owners of farmland in Pakenham Victoria, now known as Worthington estate, which was acquired in 2004 by Central Equity and on-sold in late 2008 for $24 million.

John Armati: collected $69 million when his Macquarie Publications business was sold to Rural Press in 1995 and is now part of the bigger Fairfax Media empire.

Josephine Armstrong: a former school teacher and substantial Liberal Party benefactor who in the 2007 Federal election donated $600,000 over two installments. She made more than $30 million from a 2006 sale of some land in Perth at the peak of the market.

David Archer: formerly the major shareholder in Savage Resources, a stake left to him by his stepfather. Also made a pile in technology companies, not to mention the sale of his stepfather's property at Point Piper for about $12 million. Divides his time between the town house in London, the magnificent chateau in France and the award-winning Archer House at Whale Beach.


Benni Aroni: ran his own Melbourne-based law firm for 16 years until 1998 and then made plenty as a small shareholder in the giant Eureka Tower at Southgate which should arguably have never got a permit to go so high.

Mark Ashley: the former CEO of Apex Minerals, a WA mining company, who owned about 16 million shares which peaked at $1.40 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $20 million. The stock fell to 20c in November 2008 and have continued to fall to a low of 0.5c in January 2012.

John Atkinson
: managing director of White Energy whose shareholding in March 2010 was worth around $12 million.

Nora Atkinson: top 20 shareholder of Perth-based TFS Corporation which is into forestry and fragrances. Owns about 6 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.50 in September 2008 when the stake was worth more than $9 million and was struggling at about 60c in early 2012.

Nigel & Tania Austin
: Nigel started Cotton On, a low-priced fashion store, at 21 in Geelong and has since expanded with 240 stores across Australia. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Chris Aylward: the man who ran the Grollo construction empire for many years got rich on paper by founding APN Property Group where his 49 million shares used to be worth more than $100 million before the crash but were struggling down near 10c in early 2012.

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David Baffsky: Westpac dropped plenty on his various hotel interests in the recession we had to have, but he has bounced back and is a big player in property who spent years chairing Accor Asia Pacific, the largest hotel manager in the Asia-Pacific. Was a profitable private property player with Wizard founder Mark Bouris in the early 1990s and a wizard tax lawyer with all sorts of interesting clients.

Carole Bailey: her European-style 650 square metre home on Sydney's North Shore was worth more than $10 million at the top of the market after more than 25 years of occupancy.

Matt & Stewart Bailey: after selling their sales and marketing company Bailey Group, Australia's largest diversified sales & marketing company, to Photon, the brothers remained in the business to maximise their profit share, so the company's debt and earn out crisis in 2010 can't have been much fun. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Theo Baker: founder of IT services company Powerlan which almost died with the dot com crash, but his profits rose sharply after the float of a software company, Clarity International, of which Powerlan owned a large stake. However, Powerlan shares remain on the floor at less than 2c in early 2012.

Simon Baker: the former CEO of www.realestate.com.au owns about 3.5 million shares, which are worth more than $30 million. Was smart not to sell out after Rupert flicked him in 2009. Has also made a few private investments such as a $4 million play buying www.artshub.com.au.


Baillieu family: Melbourne property interests and large holdings in mutual trusts, established the wealth of this blue-blood family, which is best known for the Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu but dates its wealth back to the 1800s. Some of their property holdings include Melbourne's most prestigious postcodes. The BRW claims $387 million.

Nick Bain: the former head of infrastructure at Allco Finance Group owned 11.75 million that peaked in value at $150 million when the stock cracked $13 in early 2007. Allco collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.

Baiada family: behind Baiada Poultry, which is Australia's third-largest chicken processor in Australia. The BRW claims $215 million.

Nick Balagiannis: starting out manufacturing pinball machines, he continued into manufacturing gaming machines, forming his company Olympic Amusements which was sold for $170 million to American company IGT in 1997.

Ian Ballis: purchased the former Ford chassis component plant in North Geelong for $7.1 million, which was considered a bargain given that the previous owners, Queensland-based City Pacific, paid around $18 million for the site in 2007. However, was attempting to sell more than $20 million worth of commercial real estate a couple of year later, suggesting there may have been some balance sheet issues.


Kevin Bamford: part-owner of the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner, Americain, and chairman of Label Makers, Australia's largest label producer.

Eric Bana: beginning in comedy, he has branched out to become an accomplished actor with such roles as Chopper and The Incredible Hulk. He is one of Australia's most successful exports to Hollywood and has a wealth north of $15 million. Loves St Kilda and his muscle cars.





Chris Banasik: director of exploration at ASX 300 gold producing and exploration company Silver Lake Resources which operates in Western Australia's Mt Monger and Murchison regions. Held a stake worth almost $10 million in late 2010 and with the stock up north of $3 in early 2012, he's still in the money.

Andrew Banks
: legendary recruiting industry pioneer who co-founded Morgan & Banks in the 1980s which was then sold. He is a large stakeholder in, and managing director of Talent2 which was floated and has a market cap of more than $100 million before it was privatised in 2012. The BRW claims $282 million.

Anthony Barakat: this former hairdresser turned property developer made a tidy $80 million profit on a group of four Sydney CBD commercial properties he sold in 2007-08 for $127 million.

Fred Barlow: a large grain farmer from Mungindi in NSW who appeared prominently on the AWB share register as a considerable shareholder before the business was taken over.

Jeremy Barlow: non executive chairman of Bandanna Energy who owns more than 100 million shares. In early 2012 the share price was around 60c so he has fallen off the BRW Rich List but still remains well in the money. In 2010 BRW claimed he was worth $118 million.

Harry Barrett: Sydney bookie and car dealer who owns large tracts of Lennox Heads, just south of Byron Bay. His car dealerships have a big presence on Parramatta Road and got lots of cred when he took on Kerry Packer at the race track. His miserable demeanor belies a huge wealth.

Barro family: a teenage David Barro arrived in Australia from Italy in 1936. Following a building apprenticeship, he began Australia's first pre-mixed concrete business, Pronto, in 1946. This continued to grow and led to the beginning of the Barro Group which also owns more than 20% of Adelaide Brighton. The Barro Group operates three businesses in Bacchus Marsh – Pronto Mixed Concrete, Mountain View Quarries and Alice Roof Tiles. David died in 2009 and son Ray Barro took the helm, immediately helping shake up the Adelaide Brighton board. BRW values the family's wealth at $660 million.

David Barry: director of GWA International he owns about 12 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.75 in April 2007 when he was worth more than $45 million and in early 2012 was down around $2.30.

David and Peter Bartter: owners of the Steggles brand, the brothers are Australia's second largest poultry producers. The BRW has claimed $305 million.

Bill Barry-Cotter: former owner of Gold Coast boat building company Riviera. The guy is even mentioned in boating magazines as "one of Australia's richest men", although that's a bit overblown, especially with boat prices and sales crashing during the credit crunch.

Peter Bartels: then Foster's chairman Nobby Clarke did himself no credit by agreeing to an $8 million payout to Peter Bartels when he refused to sign the accounts in 1992. Outrageously, this was staggered over 5 years so it never showed up as a big lump sum and the market was never told. Also made about $10 million as CEO of Coles Myer but this ended badly as well.

Greg Bartlett: former executive director of Westpac whose 840,000 shares were worth almost $30 million at the peak. One of the numerous entries on our Rich List who have emerged from Australians suffering the world's most expensive banking system courtesy of that gouging cartel known as the Big Four.

Charles Bass: a non-executive director of Queensland coal miner Aquila Resources who owns about 13 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $17 when he was worth more than $200 million but was back near $6 in early 2012. The BRW has claimed $342 million.

Andrew Bassat: co-founder and joint CEO of Seek.com, Australia's leading online jobs site, owns about 12.67m shares worth more than $110 million when the stock peaked at almost $9.50 a share in November 2007 before plunging down towards $3 at the height of the GFC. After James Packer exited his 25% in mid-2009, the stock recovered back towards $6.

Paul Bassat: co-founder and former joint CEO of Seek.com, Australia's leading online jobs site, owns about 12.67m shares worth more than $110 million when the stock peaked at almost $9.50 a share in November 2007 before plunging down towards $3 at the height of the GFC. After James Packer exited his 25% in mid-2009, the stock recovered back towards $6.

Bruce Batchelor: Queensland-based founder of A-Mart All Sports, he sold his 70 per cent stake for around $77 million.

Edmund Bateman: the founder and major shareholder of the pathology, health technology and medical centre company, Primary Health Care, who is worth more than $200 million courtesy of some large rural interests as well, although the share price has tanked badly from a peak above $13 before the over-priced 2008 Symbion Health takeover. BRW has claimed $458 million but this has fallen with Primary shares down around $3 in early 2012.

George Batsakis: an executive director and long time senior analyst at JB Were who owned more than 1% of the equity held through the Goldman Sach's Australian equity partnership before the Wall Street giant mopped up the minorities for a tidy sum after the GFC.

Peter Batten: former managing director of Bannerman Resources, an iron-ore wannabe in the Pilbara, who owned almost 10 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $4 in February 2008 when he was worth more than $30 million but were wallowing at 21c in early 2012.

Douglas Battersby: former director of Eastern Star Gas who owned around 30 million shares. The stock bottomed at 20c in October 2008 but has since recovered and was bought for $924 million or 90c per share, paid entirely with Santos shares in 2011.

Rod Baxter: the Consolidated Minerals CEO was paid $1.5 million in 2007 and his 2 million options delivered about $8 million in profit from the takeover battle which saw the company sold to a Ukranian billionaire.

Stephen Baxter: co-founder and executive director of PIPE Networks, a telecommunications provider, who owned about 8 million shares before the business was sold in 2009 for $375 million to TPG.

Julian Beale: chairman of Adacel Techologies, a communications company, since 2003. The former Liberal politician is a director of Visy Industries and former father-in-law to Bill Shorten.


Stuart Beattie: arguably Australia's most successful screenwriter in Hollywood who managed to produce the blockbuster GI Joe in only seven weeks during the big writers strike a few years back.

Julian Beaumont: spent 24 years with Macquarie Bank, including as head of group operations from 1983 until 1996. The tell tale signs of wealth are the extensive contemporary art collection and various arts gigs. Represented Macquarie on the ConnectEast board, so clearly the ties remain.

Max Beck: the former carpenter and largest shareholder in Melbourne-based property group Becton, from which he recently retired. The BRW claims $330 million but that was before a recent share price plunge, although Max was smart enough to sell off a few million shares before the crash.

Eric Beecher: co-founder and largest shareholder of Text Media, where he was CEO until 2002. In 2003 he formed Private Media Partners with Diana Gribble and launched The Reader magazine. PMP went on to purchase Crikey of which he is now the proprietor and publisher. Has also invested in other online ventures such as Eureka Report, Smart Company, Business Spectator, Climate Spectator and The Power Index. Pocketed about $5 million in 2012 when News Ltd paid $29 million for the Alan Kohler fronted Eureka Report and Business Spectator.

Max Begely: non executive director and founder of Matrix Composites & Engineering whose net wealth is north of $20 million.

Franco Belgiorno-Nettis: son of an Italian train driver, he arrived in Australia in 1951, joining up with Carlo Salteri to form engineering giant Transfield. The two split after the disastrous Transurban construction contract, but Franco's family subsequently became billionaires on paper as shares in Transfield Services soared, but then watched much of it evaporate in late 2008. The family owns around 51 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $16 in November 2007, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 and in January 2012 was back to around $2.20. The 2010 BRW claimed $770 million which is overblown.

Bell Family: founded Bell Securities almost 40 years ago and is now a leading Australian-based and owned provider of stockbroking, investment and financial advisory services. In 2007, Colin was executive chairman and Lewis and Andrew were executive directors who enjoyed combined salaries of more than $15 million. The salaries were slashed with the 2007-08 Bell Financial Group float but the family owns around 55 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.40 in January 2008 when they were worth more than $110 million, bottomed at 45c in January 2009 but later recovered to about 60c in early 2012.

Anthony Bell: runs accounting firm Bell Partners under a corporate model rather than a partnership one, to make his company more flexible. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Tony Bell: the former managing director of Southern Cross Broadcasting walked out with almost $20 million when Fairfax and Macquarie Media bought the company in late 2007. Rejoined the successor company, now renamed Southern Cross Media, as a director in 2009 but it has performed terribly for investors.

Richard Bell: founded Reverse Corp in 1998 after working both in Australia and the US. Reverse Corp's expansion to the UK initially expanded profits but the shares tanked to just 3.8c in early 2012, well shy of the peak above $5 a few years earlier. The BRW once claimed he was worth $137 million but much of that has evaporated.

Jack Bendat: migrating to Australia over 40 years ago, he arrived with ambitions of being a farmer. He soon moved into shopping centres and then later television, radio and wine. Each time, skilfully knowing when to sell out and move on to the next challenge. The charitable owner of the Perth Wildcats basketball team and a large portfolio of listed stocks continue to drive his wealth. The BRW claims $606 million.

Larry Benke: executive director of Worley Parsons who owns about 1.2 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $53 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $60 million, bottomed at $11 in December 2008 but recovered to about $26 in early 2012.

Angela Bennett: sister of Michael Wright, she is an heir to the huge Hancock-Wright Pilbara iron-ore royalty which now delivers more than $100 million a year. She sold her sprawling mansion in Mosman Park, WA, in December 2009 for a new Australian record price of $57.5 million. The 2010 BRW claimed $2.09 billion. Forbes valued at $US980 million in March 2010.

Dr Ian Bennett
: makes the Beach Energy top 20 list with 6.88 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.80 in July 2006 when he was worth more than $12 million, bottomed at 70c in November 2008, and in January 2012 was around $1.20.

Tony Berg: did 19 years with Macquarie Bank, the last nine as managing director before he took the top job at Boral, but failed to deliver in the short term although Origin Energy's success shows a better long-term record. Pocketed about $30 million from the disastrous Grange Securities hospital pass to Lehman Brothers and also spent five years with venture capital firm Gresham Partners.

Clive Berghofer: the former Toowoomba mayor and vociferous opponent of water recycling owns a couple of shopping centres and a substantial land bank. The BRW claims $327 million.

Besen family: Marc Besen and John Gandel ran the Sportsgirl and Sussan retail business for 33 years. Now a billionaire famous for his sprawling retail property empire that includes a half share in Highpoint in Melbourne's northern suburbs. Formed the Besen foundation that has interests in health, art and culture. The BRW claims $1.75 billion.

Mark Bethwaite: a former Liberal Party federal treasurer and Australian Olympic Sailing Team member at three Olympics. He competed at Munich in 1972, Montreal in 1976 and Moscow in 1980. In 2007 he sold his humble Mosman waterfront cottage to the chief doctor from Primary Healthcare, Ed Bateman, for a reported $13.5 million. This wealth was largely assembled from his time as an executive director of the old North Broken Hill.


John Beville: a major player in the Sydney retail property market. His family's fortune was based on a chain of jewelery shops developed by his father, Neville, in the 1970s. The BRW claims $397 million.

Geoffrey Bible: after running Philip Morris Australia, he went on to become the CEO and chairman of their global operations. Was also a director of News Corporation for a decade until the 2004 move to Delaware in the US.

Robert Biddle: has popped up on the top 20 shareholder list of Skilled Group, a national workforce services company, with 5% or 5 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $6.20 when the stake was worth more than $30 million but has since fallen away to less than $2 in early 2012 before recovering again as it made the ASX200 in late 2012.

Andre Biet: co-founder and former managing director of the Charter Hall Properties Group who owns about 5.6 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.20 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $17 million, bottomed at 25c in December 2008 and was back above $2 in early 2012.

Alan Birchmore: former director of Mermaid Marine Australia who made more than $10 million from his stake in the company.

Bishop family: Brisbane-based owners of the Hardy Bros and Wallace Bishop jewelers, plus owns property in spades and plenty of other assets.

Bob Bishop: studied mathematical physics at the University of Adelaide and did his Masters in Science at New York University. Rose to be CEO of Silicon Graphics, before coming back to Australia.

Graeme Bignell:
been a director of an Adelaide-based car dealer for 20 years but also owns 956,299 shares in Brisbane-based car dealer AP Eagers. The stock peaked at almost $17.50 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $17 million, bottomed at $5.50 in December 2008 and has kicked back up to $12 by early 2012.

Stephen Bizzell: owned about 4.8 million shares in coal seam gas company Arrow Energy which Shell and Petrochina bought for $4.70 a share in 2010.

Graeme Blackman: chairman of Melbourne-based pharmaceutical company IDT Australia and owned about 6 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.60 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $12 million but were struggling at about 40c in early 2012.

Marcus Blackmore: family founded the Blackmores pharmacy chain and retains a stake worth almost $100 million.

Cate Blanchett: actress and co-artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company who owns property in Australia and the UK. The BRW claims $48 million.

Len Bleasel: after starting out as a humble plumber, the retired AGL CEO collected a very handy $11 million in 2001 when he departed before spending a few years as a professional director.

John Blewitt: along with partner Tony Muston, ran away with $38 million in cash when they sold Retire Invest to ING in 1995. Blewitt has a house in Mosman and a home in Belgravia, London. Now trades in various securities.

Barry and Norman Bloom: with their parents beginning retailing in Melbourne in 1946, the Bloom brothers continued the hard work, building and eventually selling Australia's most successful women's clothing chains, Portmans. Their wealth is estimated to be north of $100 million.

Natalie Bloom: runs international company Bloom Cosmetics. It has standalone stores in Asia, to which Bloom Cosmetics exports 70% of products. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Brett Blundy: the founder of the music and lingerie retailer, Brazin, which owns Sanity, Virgin and HMV music stores. He also owns the discount jewelery chain Diva. The BRW claims $316 million.

Brian Blythe: after years as the executive chairman of the diversified services company, Spotless Group, this Melbourne businessman has retired but owned about 13 million shares which were sold to PEP in a private equity play in 2012. The stock peaked at almost $5.30 when the holding was worth more than $71 million but he became frustrated with the performance and helped engineer the first private equity takeover bid in late 2011.

Andrew Bogut: professional basketballer in the NBA playing with the Milwaukee Bucks. Originally from Melbourne, he moved to the US to play for the University of Utah as a teenager. In 2009 he signed a $60 million five-year contract extension.

Anthony Bohnenn: was chairman of Perth-based Grange Resources, who owned about 13 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.80 when he was worth more than $35 million but was wallowing around 50c in early 2012.

Nicholas Bolton: this Melbourne-based internet entrepreneur and university dropout, who made his first million by his 21st birthday, has gained a name for himself as 'greenmailer' after the Brisconnections debacle, yet he continues to grow his wealth.

Sam Bombardier
: an Italian Australian who by the 1980s had amassed a property portfolio of 135 commercial buildings and about 150 residential homes in Melbourne and Sydney, all of which he owned outright. These days he owns a large part of Brookvale, one of the main secondary industrial areas of Sydney. He lives in Beacon Hill.

Sebastian Bonaccorso: one of Sydney's leading real estate agents and auctioneers who has made plenty clipping the ticket and playing the property game himself.

Alan Bond
: infamous WA businessman who after a stint in jail, has again grown his wealth substantially, through property and African mining interests. BRW claims $265 million, but it is presumably much lower with the global credit crunch.

Eileen Bond: known as 'big red', the former wife of disgraced Alan Bond is living in an 108 year-old mansion in Perth's exclusive Peppermint Grove. With a couple of cottages in England and a property in Sydney, combined with an impressive private art collection that would not be out of place in any gallery, her wealth is well above $10 million, much to the chagrin of former Bond Corp shareholders.

Peter Bond: managing director of Linc Energy had a share wealth of more than $500 million at the top but many critics doubt the slick marketing and spruiking around its coal and gas operations. The BRW claims $352 million.

Shaun Bonett: owns a variety of sites Australia-wide with his property development company, Precision Group. While most of his fortune comes from here, Bonett also co-owns Lenders Direct and invests in the information technology and biotechnology sectors. The BRW claims $340 million.

Chris Bonwick: geologist and managing director of gold and nickel miner Independence Group who owned about 3.3 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $9.20 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at $1.20 and recovered to around $4 in early 2012.





Martyn Booth: the operations boss of MAP Group (now Sydney Airport) who owns about 3.6 million shares in the company worth more than $10 million, on top of his huge salary from the old Macquarie Group before MAP went independent.

Angelo del Borrello: managing director of the Aspen Group, a national property investment and management group, and owns about 26 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.90 when he was worth more than $60 million, but were wallowing below 50c in early 2012.

John Borshoff: the Paladin Energy CEO recently sold off a quarter of his shares with the shares wallowing below $1. The over-hyped uranium miner's stock peaked at almost $10.80 when he was worth more than $210 million.

Wayne Bos: the former Telstra executive considered a guru of the internet economy and in particular, Sausage Software, although has largely disappeared these days. Sold enough before the dot com bust to remain a wealthy man.

Tim Bosher: of Palm Beach in Sydney was the largest shareholder and director of CITECT which was sold to Schneider Electrics Australia. He was also on the board of Pan Bio, Crescent Capital, Surfing Hardware and SHI Holdings and is worth more than $10 million.

Jim Bosnjak: made his fortune through private bus company Westbus and then set a record when he sold two apartments at The Toaster overlooking the Sydney Opera House for $13 million.

Peter Botten: the Sydney-based CEO of PNG-registered Oilsearch has been earning good dollars since taking the top job in 1993 and collected a tidy $3.35 million in 2007, on top of his handy shareholding.

Mark Bouris: Sydney based, the founder of Wizard Home Loans has expanded this company into Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, and sold his founding stake to GE Money, which ended up losing almost $400 million selling out to Aussie Home Loans. The BRW claims $269 million.






Steve Bowden: a former Newtown rugby league player who has ventured into the hotel business has performed extremely well. He sold the Hurtzville Ritz Hotel in January 2007 at the height of boom of pub values for a then-record $52 million to Melbourne-based Aussie Leisure Group.

Nick Bowen: recently ousted managing director of mining contractor MacMahon Holdings and owns about 14m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.90 when he was worth more than $25 million but tanked back below 50c after a profit warning in 2012.
Terry Bowen: finance director of Wesfarmers he has a share wealth of almost $10 million in March 2010, but combined with his remuneration, his wealth is north of $10 million.

Vaughan Bowen: co-founder and managing director of M2 Telecommunications who has a share portfolio valued at more than $18m in March 2010.

Bowness family: committed up to $5 million to a campaign to raise $150 million for art acquisitions for the National Gallery of Victoria to help celebrate 150 years in 2011.

Brian Boyd: managing director of Sydney property developer Payce Consolidated who owns about 14m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.45 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $48 million, bottomed at $1 in November 2008 and improved to $1.50.

Michael Boyd: founder of Sonic Healthcare, he has turned his $4 million investment into a shareholding worth more than $300 million.The BRW claims $360 million.

Clive Bradshaw:
director of the VDM Group, he owns about 3.1m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.10 in August 2007 when he was worth more than $9 million, and bottomed at 25c in December 2008.

Geoff Brady: the veteran Melbourne car dealer owns about 3.6m shares in carsales.com.au which are worth more than $15 million.

Tony Brady: founder of the Brady Group, a Melbourne-based high-rise property developer, is planning two 30-level towers for Little Lonsdale St which would add to the other two properties on the same street.

Robert Branchi
: director of the delisted Advanced Healthcare Group who owned about 17.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.40 when he was worth more than $77 million, and bottomed at 45c but as of August 2009 was delisted.


John Brand: established by his father, he runs Brisbane-based Rocklea Spinning Mills which is the largest spinner of cotton in Australia. He also owns a substantial property portfolio which was partly inherited.

Maurice Brand: managing director of Perth-based Liquefied Natural Gas, he owns about 11m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.25 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $12 million, bottomed at 35c in December 2008 and has recovered to almost $1.

Phillip Brass: the former Pacific Dunlop chief made a tidy profit from the sale of his Toorak mansion in Melbourne. The sale makes the mansion, named Miegunyah, Melbourne's most expensive house. He purchased the property for a reported $2 million in 1991 from Robert Holmes à Court and sold for $20 million to an undisclosed buyer in November 2009.




Ben Brazil: investment banker for Macquarie and Crown director who led the unsuccessful takeover in 2005 of the London Stock Exchange and purchased a $16.5 million mansion in Sydney's exclusive Vaucluse as Fairfax's Michael West revealed in March 2009.

Lyn Brazil: a well-known rural investor in Queensland whose biggest pay day was backing wotif.com. Sold 16.6 million shares for $33.2 million into the 2005 float and retains about 10 million shares worth more than $50 million.

Howard Brenchley: the property trust researcher and commentator became a player when he joined the board of Melbourne-based APN Property Group in 1998. He owns about 12.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.90 when he was worth more than $50 million, but then crashed and never really recovered.

Peter Brennan: the finance director of Fantastic Furniture owns about 10.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.60 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $45 million, bottomed at $1.60 in December 2008, and recovered to around $3.80.

Andrew Brice
: an original investor in wotif.com, who made so much that he once generously pledged $12 million worth of shares to the University of Queensland.

Robert Brice: one of the original backers of wotif.com who sold 6.8m shares into the 2005 float for $13.6 million. He owns about 40m shares valuing the stake at more than $200 million.

Daniel Brickman: a Babcock & Brown executive who owned shares worth more than $10 million and has pocketed big cash bonuses over the years. The stock collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.

Bill Bridges: Sydney-based real estate agent of Cassim Real Estate sold a prominent harbourside home in 2008 for a record of $45 million. He sold the 100-year family home of the Fairfax family for more than $40 million and has made millions clipping the ticket on these big property deals for years.

Paul Bridgwood: director of Perth-based Liquefied Natural Gas, he owns about 13m. The stock peaked at almost $1.25 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at 35c in December 2008 and recovered to almost $1.

Ron Brierley: has a remarkable talent as an investment tactician, which has substantially grown this corporate raider's wealth through IEL, Brierley Investments and latterly GPG, before it was wound down.

Alan Brierty: managing director of WA-based Brierty, who owns about 19m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.80 when he was worth more than $28 million, bottomed at 15c and has improved to 38c.


Amanda & David Briskin: started accessories business Mimco, which was sold to Gresham Private Equity for $45 million. The company grew by creating a high quality brand, sold in boutiques and in David Jones stores nationwide. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Symon Drake-Brockman:
as a non-executive director of Nexus who owns about 70m shares, or 7.3% of Nexus' diluted capital. He was formerly CEO of RBS Global Banking and Markets in the Americas and CEO of RBS Greenwich Capital, Global Head of RBS' Debt Markets division and board member of RBS' Global Banking and Markets.

Michael Brogan: has made plenty as a senior executive of the FirstRand Group and chairman of RMB Private Equity.

Bernie Brookes
: the former Woolworths supermarkets boss turned Myer CEO has made more than $20 million out of these two retail plays. Since Myer Holdings was floated, his shareholding in Myer was worth more than $35 million in March 2010.

Mike Cannon-Brookes: co-founder of software development company Atlassian, it has grown to the point where he also backs numerous other tech start-ups and is worth more than $100 million.

Malcolm Broomhead: the former Orica CEO picked up 2 million shares at $4.50 a pop when he joined which would now be worth more than $40 million if still held.

Brown family: one of the biggest family-owned wineries remains Brown Brothers in Victoria, which industry experts estimate is worth more than $50 million.

Alex Brown: managing director of Astron, a producer of zirconium chemicals and advanced materials, who owns about 41.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.10 in January 2006 when he was worth more than $160 million, bottomed at $1.40 in October 2008 and has marginally improved to $1.80.

Andrew and Roger Brown: of Melbourne-based ARB Corporation, Australia's largest manufacturer and distributor of 4x4 accessories, who own about 21m shares. The stock bottomed at $2.70 in December 2008 but has improved to $5.40.

Bruce and Lyndon Brown: are selling a parcel of Wagyu cattle properties in the Eneabba region between Perth and Geraldton. The asking price of $90 million will compliment their wealth generated by their Cygnet Bay pearling operations.

David Browne:
former executive chairman of embattled stockbroker Tolhurst which was taken over by the unlisted Patersons Securities. He made plenty from his membership of the ASX and is the major shareholder in the Scotchman Hill winery.

Garry Brown-Neaves: director and shareholder of Alcock Brown-Neaves Group (ABN Group) which operates a number of building companies in Perth and in 2008 purchased a majority stake in Victoria's Boutique Homes. Mr Brown-Neaves and his partner Dale Alcock amassed a fortune from WA's property market.

Peter Brown: CEO and 25% shareholder in WA-based ISP provider Westnet, he and his father Colin Brown and his uncle Bernard Brown shared in the spoils of a recent sale to iiNet which raised $81 million in cash.

Anthony Crichton-Brown: the former chairman of insurance group Edward Lumley paid $9 million in 2010 for Toronga station near Hay.

Robert Maple-Brown: the founder of the funds management group Maple-Brown Abbott which has been a strong and consistent performer for Australian superannuation funds, has a share wealth upwards of $200 million. The BRW claims $212 million.




Robert Brown: deputy-chairman of Perth based Cedar Woods Properties, who owns about 10m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6 when he was worth more than $60 million, bottomed at 90c but has since improved to $2.65, valuing the stake at above $25 million.

Paul Brunner: president and CEO of drilling services company Boart Longyear who made about $80 million from the Macquarie-led private equity play and then float on the ASX.

Robert Bryan: the chair of Queensland Gas owned 22.8m shares worth more than $120 million in the BG takeover, plus a further 28m shares in PanAust . The stock peaked at almost $1.25 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at 10c in January 2009. In 2010 the BRW claims $221 million.

Len Buckeridge: now a billionaire, he began in architecture designing low-cost housing across Perth with blocks of Buckeridge flats. He moved into manufacturing 40 years ago, building up the BGC Group which makes everything it uses for building projects, excluding ceramic tiles and clay bricks. The 2010 BRW claims $2.24 billion. Forbes valued at $US970m in March 2010.

David Buckland: executive director of Hunter Hall International who owns 930,000 shares or 3.64 %. The stock peaked at almost $18.50 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $200 million, bottomed at $3.50 in January 2009 but recovered to around $7.50.

Pat Buckler: Gold Coast resident with significant holdings in residential and industrial property in south-east Queensland, plus a sizable share portfolio.

Andrew Buckley:
managing director of Brisbane-based integrated professional services provider Cardno, he owns about 2.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $8 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at $2.60 in March 2009 but has improved to above $4.

Ian Buddery
: executive chairman of eServGlobal, inventor of smart communication and payment solutions for telecommunications service providers, who owns about
15m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.35 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 44c and has slightly improved to around 50c.

Vaughan Bullivant: collected $135 million when his Nature's Own vitamin empire was sold to FH Faulding in 1999, but then ploughed $72 million into Daydream Island which has proved a difficult investment.

Greg Bundy:
former head of Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific sold his Mosman House for $8 million in 2004 and is now looking to sell his Pymble mansion for a similar figure.

Stirling Buntine: owner of large cattle properties in NT and WA worth upward of $300 million. The BRW claims $338 million.

Burger family: arriving from Hungary in 1951, the family owns a substantial portfolio of commercial property in Sydney's CBD worth upwards of $300 million. The BRW claims $342 million.

Tony Burgess: former managing director and global co-head of mergers and acquisitions at Deutsche Bank. The Melbourne University gradudate and Harvard MBA was in charge of 300 people in 25 offices, after first going to London in 2004. Now back in Melbourne.

Graham Burke
: the long-serving managing director of Village Roadshow owns about 79.7m shares. The stock peaked at just above $3.40 in May 2007 when they were worth more than $200 million, bottomed at $1 in December 2008, and recovered to just above $2.

Kim Burke: head of equity markets at Macquarie Bank and has been banking a huge salary for years and is worth more than $50 million.

Neil Burnard: was found guilty in May 2009 of nine charges resulting from an ASIC probe into the collapse of the Westpoint Group, but only got a 12-month good behaviour bond and a $50,000 fine. Burnard appealed and ASIC called on the DPP to lock him up, but both appeals were dismissed. He made a stack on commissions but has lost most of it through the legal process.

Burnett family
: Queensland cattle family which owned 5% of the original consortium which bought Stanbroke Pastoral from AMP on the cheap for just $490 million and then parlayed some of those profits back into the purchase of the Frankfield property for $40 million.

Alexander Burns: managing director of Sphere Minerals who owns more than 7 million shares worth about $15 million as Xstrata and the Chinese battle it out for control of the emerging African iron-ore producer.

Burgess sisters: the furniture maker and businessman Ernest Henry Leonard Burgess bought the bulk of an 1121-hectare property north of Melbourne in 1979 for about $920,000 and his two daughters stand to collect up to $300 million out of a long term progessive sale to developer Stockland struck in late 2010. See The Age's coverage.

Mark Burrows: a prominent investment banker and professional director for more than 20 years whose $10 million-plus personal fee when selling Fairfax in 1991 got him well up the rankings. Now chairs Lazard Carnegie Wylie, waxing fat off John Wylie's investment banking rainmaking, but was kicked off the Fairfax board in 2008 after advising Lachlan Murdoch on his ill-fated bid for James Packer's Consolidated Media Holdings.

Matthew Burrows: CEO of the Denison Group which is expanding in Sydney and Melbourne.

Peter Burrows: his salary for the previous two years, as executive director of Bell Financial Group, was more than $3.5 million. He also owns more than 2.6m shares and made plenty from his ASX membership. The stock peaked at almost $2.40 in January 2008 when they were worth more than $7 million, bottomed at 45c in January 2009 and has since recovered.

Craig Burton: an executive director of the emerging Mirabela Nickel and owns about 6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.90 when he was worth more than $45 million, bottomed at 70c and recovered to $2.18, valuing the stake at above $12 million.

Joseph Butta: of Felix Resources, a former Australian resources company was purchased by China's Yanzhou Coal in 2009 when he owned 9m shares. He benefited greatly from the sale and in 2010 the BRW claims $153 million.

Otto Buttula: made his fortune selling Investorweb to the Commonwealth Bank and now owns 20% of the struggling Findlay Securities.

Andrew Buxton:
established the property development company MAB Corporation that has annual sales of over $300 million, of which he is managing director. Since its formation in 1995, the group has built more than $11 billion worth of property.

Michael Buxton: co-founded property developer Becton and has also established the property development company MAB Corporation. A big collector of contemporary art. Since its formation in 1995, the group has built more than $11 billion worth of property.

Rhonda Byrne: producer of the hugely successful book and CD The Secret which has made more than $300 million so far.

Jim Byrnes: there have been several attempts to bankrupt him, and he is banned from acting as a director until 2011. He has been reported as saying "Through 1999 to 2006, I made more than $25 million. I lost $10 million and unfortunately I spent the rest."

Terence Byrt: non-executive chairman of Perth-based
East Energy Resources, who owns about 30m shares. The stock peaked at almost 78c in January 2008 when he was worth more than $23 million, and fell to 8.9c.

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Tim Cahill: one of Australia's best football exports, in 2009 he starred for Everton in the English Premier League which earned him just under $5 million for the year.

Mark Calderwood: CEO of Perseus Mining whose stake was worth more than $10 million in late 2010.

Hugh Callaghan: the former Rio Tinto and Xstrata executive is best known as the founder of Riversdale Mining who quit to pursue other interests before the African coal miner really took off but still pocketed almost $10 million from the sale of his 4.5m shares. Took on Tamaya Resources which was expanding its Chilean nickel interests before collapsing in 2008 when the resources bubble burst.

Calvert-Jones family: John Calvert-Jones was a stockbroker with Prudential Bache who became honourary Treasurer of the Federal Liberal Party. He married Janet, one of Rupert Murdoch's three sisters, whose wealth grew from the $600 million Rupert paid out to his sisters. They hold an extensive share and property portfolio. The BRW claims $355 million.

Jan Cameron
: the founder of adventure retail chain, Kathmandu, which grew from an apartment to 46 stores in three countries which was eventually sold earning her a figure north of $400 million. She also holds a large stake in NZ-based children's clothing company, Pumpkin Patch. The BRW claims $505 million.

Robert Cameron: managing director of Centennial Coal owns about 6.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6.30 in July 2008 when he was worth more than $42 million, bottomed at $2.30 in December 2008 and recovered to around $3.70, valuing the stake at above $20 million.

Wallace Cameron: Bruce Mathieson's former controversial offsider made a fortune through the Gribbles pathology business, such that he was able to splash out about $8 million buying the Foster's executive retreat at Mt Macedon. Had a brush with ASIC over his share structuring.

Allan Campbell
: chairman and CEO of AJ Lucas Group, an infrastructure specialist, who owns about 10m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $70 million, bottomed at $3.20 in October 2008 and has improved to $3.30.


Grahame Campbell: former engineering executive who is now a non-executive director of Worley Parsons who owns about 504,579 shares. The stock peaked at almost $53 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $26 million, bottomed at $11 in December 2008 but recovered to almost $24 in January 2010.

Ian Campbell: execvutive chairman of Powerlan who owns around 33m shares. The stock peaked at almost 58c in November 2006 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at 5c in December 2008 and has slightly improved to 6.5c.

Peter Campbell: founder of the house building company Clarendon Homes, which later changed to CPG Australia, he sold for shares in the Investa Property Group, which he quickly and sensibly converted into cash on the market.

Peter Campbell: education industry veteran who is now a non-executive director of listed education provider Navitas, formerly known as IBT Education. He owns about 20m shares. The stock bottomed at $1.80 in May 2008 but recovered to around $4.40 valuing his stake at above $85 million.

Terry Campbell: the retired JB Were chief executive is thought to be worth close to $100 million after many years on a big package and then the lucrative Goldman Sachs takeover.

Troy Campbell: part of Australia's largest privately-owned oil and gas services company, Easternwell Group which his father established, secured a $100 million contract with Santos to build and operate drilling rigs in 2007.

Kim Cannon:
founded one of Australia's leading alternative lenders of home mortgages to traditional financial institutions, FirstMac, as a Mortgage Manager. For over 30 years the business has grown substantially which pushes his wealth well above $20 million.

Bill Caralis: owner and operator of the 2SM Supernetwork, brings the tally of properties to 40 stations and 33 translators, making BOG the largest independently owned commercial network in NSW and South East Queensland. In 2010 the BRW claims $110 million.

Michael Carapiet
: head of corporate finance at Macquarie Bank who makes more than $15 million a year and has replaced Nicholas Moore as head of Macquarie Capital. Invests privately with Moore in lots of ventures. He owns shares with Macquarie that were worth more than $30 million in March 2010.

Michael Caratti: chairman of Lycopodium who is a large shareholder. His share value in March 2010 was north of $30 million.

Mark Carnegie: will reportedly pocket $88 million from the sale of boutique corporate adviser and private equity firm Carnegie Wylie to Lazard but has also made plenty investing where John Singleton plays around over the years.

Declan Carnes: owner-manager of one of the top performing branches of the Bank of Queensland went on $10 million buying spree racking up luxury real estate, industrial land and residential property for development.

Carney family: own The Block Arcade in Collins Street along with other property interests.

Frank Carr: director of Carrick Gold who owns about 54m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.12 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $116 million, bottomed at 50c in December 2008 and recovered to above $1.

James Carver: founder of Mermaid Marine Australia who owns around 7m shares. The stock bottomed at 70c in November 2008, and in January 2010 had recovered to be above $2.60.

Casella family: focussed mainly on exporting wines to the American market, the family business was founded by Fillipo and Maria Casella with the aim of producing cheap bulk wine. The growth of Casella wine has been a great export success story. The BRW claims $652 million.

David Casey: managing director of Eastern Star Gas who owns about 8m shares. The stock bottomed at 20c in October 2008 but has since recovered back towards $1 courtesy of the gas boom.

John Cassidy: engineer and pastoralist, he was the sixth Chancellor of the University of New England. He is also chairman of the board of NEGS Ltd which is a company he set up to manage New England Girls School of which he acted as guarantor for a loan to purchase the school from the Anglican church. He sits on this board with two others in his short time has removed both the deputy and headmaster for seemingly, not professional reasons.



Salim Cassim

: pops up on a range of WA mining company top 20 shareholder lists such as Grange Resources and Riversdale Mining, which alone delivered him more than $10 million when Rio Tinto took it over for $16.50 a share in 2011.

Emmanuel and Julie Cassimatis: co-founders of Townsville-based Storm Financial who were thought to be worth more than $50 million, but have since collapsed in a bitter dispute with the Commonwealth Bank.

Sam Castello: owns around 473 machines, and is probably the second biggest individual Victorian pokies mogul, behind Bruce Mathieson. His estimated income for the next financial year is around $13 million and recently purchased the Waterloo Cup Hotel pokies palace in Moonee Ponds.

The Castricum family
: Jack and his brothers have been making megabucks since they have renewed meat export contracts with their Japanese customers locking in prices before the commodity plunge.

Giuseppe Catalfamo: the controversial owner of Tasman Meats, the biggest meat supplier to Coles, flogged control of his empire to a big Brazilian company in 2008 after the controversy of kick-backs to the retailer's former supermarkets boss Peter Scott. The BRW claims $230 million.

Catelan family: Ray, Dennis, Leanne, Michelle all made plenty when the property stats business RP Data went public.

Chris Catlow
: the Fortescue Metals finance director who owns about 8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $12.80 in July 2008 when he was worth more than $102 million, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 but has now recovered back to $4.60 as of January 2010.

Lyndsey Cattermole: the co-founder of Aspect Computing which finished up in the belly of Telstra through Kaz Computing but delivered more than $50 million to the Foster's director.

Chan family: focused on property in Sydney, the Chans own some of Sydney's busiest shopping centres. Interests in Sydney hotels and other property developments add to the family's fortune estimated to be more than $200 million. The BRW claims $220 million.

Kar Wai Chan and Thomas Tiong
: making their name with the turn around of the Brisbane Myer Centre, but also as frustrated mango farmers who have since sold out.


Bruce Chalmers: wine-maker and until recently, owner of Chalmers Vineyards in NSW, his winery has rapidly expanded in recent years from 8ha to 650ha, leading to the recent sale to the Macquarie Group. Bruce will remain on board as a viticulture consultant, but with a rather handsomely expanded bank account to the tune of $50 million.

John Chan: managing director of the Perth-based property developer Finbar Group, who owns about 19m shares. The stock bottomed at 45c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.05.

Michael Chaney: the former CEO of Wesfarmers amassed a fortune in excess of $30 million from his long stint running the company. Now pocketing $1 million a year as chairman of NAB and Woodside Petroleum.

George Chapman
: owner of the Skyrail rain forest cable way and the Harbour Lights apartment building in Sydney, he more recently has acquired a stake in the Greyhound bus company.

Jeff Chapman: owner of the property development group the Bennelong Group, which sold a majority stake in the listed healthclub business, Crown Sports. The BRW claims $500 million.

Paul Chapman: chairman of ASX 300 gold producing and exploration company Silver Lake Resources which operates in Western Australia's Mount Monger and Murchison regions. Held a stake worth more than $10 million in late 2010.

Neil Chatfield: former finance director of Toll Holdings who pocketed more than $5 million from a share options rort.

Don Cheeseman: started a small electricity retailer in New Zealand before coming across the pond to Australia. Along with Steve Eskrigge, he owned 1.47 per cent of Victoria Electricity which was purchased, in April 2007, for $48 million by New Zealand-based infrastructure group Infratil.

Daniel Chen: heavily involved in the textile industry, his property development has been just as successful.

Bob Cheng: owns 60% of his company EmailCash, an email marketing business. He has branched out internationally to New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan. Cheng is also the second largest shareholder in Tel.Pacific. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Christopher Cheung: has owned Sydney's Coogee Bay Hotel for 20 years and those 12,000 visitors every weekend have generated enough cash for a $150 million retail and residential grand plan on the site.

Julian Chick: CEO of Avexa, his salary was around $500,00 last year. Avexa plans to merge with Progen Pharmaceuticals, and if so, Chick will receive a $250,000 cash bonus and 500,000 shares in the new entity. He owns just under 1,000,000 shares in Avexa. The stock peaked at almost 85c in April 2007 when he was worth more than $1 million, bottomed at 7c in January 2009 and recovered to around 16c.

Dr Ralph Child: a former director of PanAust who departed in June 2007 with 6.8m shares which would be worth worth more than $7 million if still retained.

Lucy Christian: pops up on the Futuris, which now trades as Elders, top 20 shareholder list with around 7.2m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.80 in June 2007 when she was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 58c in December 2008, and recovered to
around $1.50.


Ray Christie: a large grain farmer from Toobeah in Queensland who has a solid holding of AWB shares.

Chris Chronis:
colourful Melbourne fashion player who also signed contracts to buy the troubled QBH nightclub from Woolworths before the pokies giant allegedly reneged as this Herald Sun story.

Joseph Tong Hong Chung: executive director of CMA Corporation,
a leading integrated metal recycling group, who owns about 42m shares. The stock peaked at almost 78c in December 2007 when he was worth more than $20 million, and bottomed at 8c in December 2008.

Sam Chisholm: made his serious money as CEO of BSkyB but still enjoyed $2 million from PBL in 2005-06 and a termination benefit of $1 million in 2006-07.

Reg Clairs: the former Woolworths CEO was replaced by Roger Corbett in 1998, but if he retained his shareholding he'll be a very wealthy man based on the surging share price.

Mark Clark: CEO of Regis Resources whose stake was worth more than $10 million in late 2010.

Adam Clarke: with the failure of one company under his belt, this young entrepreneur continues to develop his appetite for information technology.

Chris Clarke: based in the US and a former advertising industry guru, he founded and sold his Australian advertising agency, Pure Creative in 2000. He then began a global advertising agency called Nitro which was bought out by Sapient, and from this sale he pocketed a handy $US42.5 million.

David Clarke: largest shareholder and director in Stuart Petroleum who owns around 14.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2 in May 2006 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 40c in December 2008 and recovered to around 61c.

Clarke family: the Macquaire Bank co-founder David Clarke died in 2010 after a stellar career with the millionaire's factory which left his family with net assets of more than $20 million.


Simon Clausen: an information technology entrepreneur his company PC Tools, which manufactures anti-spyware software, was sold in August 2008 to US-based Symantec for around $170 million. The BRW claims $170 million.

Alastair Clayton: a geologist and non-executive director of
Bannerman Resources, an iron-ore wannabe in the Pilbara, who owns about 5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 25c in December 2008 and recovered to around 70c.

Peter Clemenger: the advertising guru recently donated up to $5 million to a campaign to raise $150 million for art acquisitions for the National Gallery of Victoria to help celebrate 150 years in 2011.

Andrew Clifford
: co-founder of Platinum Asset Management, who owns about 32.8m shares or 5.85%. The stock peaked at almost $8.80 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $240 million, bottomed at $2.80 in July 2008 and recovered to around $5.29.

Leigh Clifford: the former CEO of Rio Tinto collected $4 million in 2006 and $7.5 million in 2007, when he retired from the mining giant, plus has made more than $10 million on his shareholding.

Robert Clifford
: founder and chairman of Incat, manufacturer of high speed catamaran ferries in Tasmania, who began building boats for his fisherman father.

William Clinton: made a lot of money from coal mines in the Hunter region many many years ago. "Old Bill" Clinton has handed over to his son "Young Bill" who's running the family farm up near Grafton. The Clinton family's business interests also extend to the Clinton Toyota Group based in Lakemba and his main interests were in the Burrangong area near Camden.

Paul Clitheroe: the Channel Nine finance guy made his fortune when AXA paid a big price for his IPAC advisory business, which boomed during Channel Nine's Money show in the 1990s.

John Cloney:
the long-serving QBE chairman who has formed a mighty partnership with CEO Frank O'Halloran over a 30 year period. He owns about 635,000 shares. The stock peaked at almost $35 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $17 million, bottomed at $20 in April 2008 and recovered to around $23




Bill Clough:
non-executive chairman of the emerging Mirabela Nickel which is developing the highly prospective Santa Rita nickel mine in Brazil that will come into production in 2009. He owns about 8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.90 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $63 million, bottomed at 70c and recovered to $2.18, valuing the stake at above $12 million.

Harold Clough: founder of the Perth construction and engineering company, Clough Limited, he has reduced his interest in the company that made his fortune.

Pierce Cody: the man who ran Cody Outdoor advertising before it was sold to APN News & Media has all the trappings with a Point Piper mansion and a lovely farm.

David Coe: co-founder of the Allco Finance Group, his wealth has steadily grown until recently, with a large downturn in the value of the Allco group. He owned 21.25 million that peaked in value at $327.6m when the stock cracked $13 in early 2007. Allco collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless. Vaucluse home is worth more than $40 million but might be up for sale to pay off the banks who lent money on his failing Allco investment.

Greg Coffey: with earnings of $US600 million in 2007, he managed to generate a 50% return on investment for the $5 billion hedge fund he controlled for London-based GLG Partners, before leaving to set up his own fund. Beginning his career at the Macquarie Group after leaving university, he left Macquarie to rise to the top of his game and become Australia's youngest billionaire. Last year he joined hedge fund, Moore Capital and earns between $100-$150 million a year. The BRW claims $335 million.

Gary Cohen
: chief executive of healthcare software provider iSOFT, bought a US-based software developer called BridgeForward for $18 million. Cohen's stake is worth $55 million. He owns more than 71m shares in iSoft. In October 2007, IBA Health Group acquired iSOFT. In 2010 the BRW claims $139 million.

Julius Coleman: the Melbourne lawyer who founded property syndicate manager MCS which Centro bought for $193.5 million in 2003.

John Condie: chairman of health insurer MBF, he recently decided to sell to British health insurer BUPA instead of floating, which could be seen as a genius move relative to the current global market downturn. Also made millions from the sale of 2UE to Southern Cross Broadcasting.

Spero Conias
: principal businessman with Conias Residential real estate agency but also owns property portfolio which also includes some nightclubs and retail stores.

Gary Connell: successful Kalgoorlie businessman who owns a major fuel distribution business affiliated with BP and sits on the board of mining services company Ausdrill where he has about 8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.90 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at 80c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.96.

Ian Constable: the co-founder of Perth-based Q-V is professor of ophthalmology at the University of WA and amassed a fortune worth about $50 million developing products for use in eye-surgery.

Jill Ker-Conway - despite being a failure as Lend Lease chairman she is still a director Nike and Colgate-Palmolive and served for 19 years on the Merrill Lynch board until 2007, her final two years as lead independent director just as the huge sub-prime positions were being accumulated.


Murray Cook: founding member of the world famous The Wiggles, most of the wealth is generated from touring and dancing with children globally, regularly earning $45 million annually for the past few years.

Noel Cook
: a large grain farmer from Meandarra in Queensland who has a solid holding of AWB shares.

Alasdair Cooke: executive director of Albidon, an Africa-focussed exploration and development company with an emphasis on nickel, who owns about 5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $5.10 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $27 million, and bottomed at a lowly 3.9c.

Peter Cook: executive director of Metals X, a diversified group exploring and developing minerals and metals, owns about 67m shares or 6.01%. The stock peaked at almost 47c in June 2007 when he was worth more than $33 million, bottomed at 7.5c in December 2008 and recovered to around 12c.

Robert Cooke: the former Symbion Health CEO reportedly pocketed $14 million when Affinity Health was traded by a private equity consortium and would have pocketed another $10 million from the Healthscope merger before it was blocked by Primary Healthcare, which sent him packing with a much smaller payout.

Michael Coombes: divisional director at Macquarie Group who owns 18% of the oceanfront land on Mona Vale headland in Sydney, along with investment properties in Japan.

Trevor Coonan: CEO of Terry Peabody's Transpacific Industries who owns about 1.1m shares directly and has options over another 617,000 which together are worth more than $5 million.




Jim Cooney: sold his wireless telecommunications business TCI to Service Stream for $45 million in 2006.

David Cooper: now enjoying semi-retirement after a 30-plus year stint as a leading real estate salesperson in the Illawara region of NSW. He still guides the future direction of Dougmal Property Management which his daughters now independently manage.

Michael Coote
: founder and managing director of Coote Industrial, providers of multi-discipline engineering, maintenance, fabrication, personnel and logistical services, who owns about 42m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.15 in August 2007 when he was worth more than $130 million, and bottomed at 20c in December 2008 but is now marginally improving.

Michael Coppel: a music promoter for the past 20 years, his company was ranked the fourth biggest concert promoters by Billboard magazine and continues to grow.

Mitch Corn:
leader of the development company Beville Corp which in 2010 re-opened the huge Top Ryde shopping centre complex in John Howard's old seat of Bennelong.

John (Strop) Cornell:
famous for his role as 'Strop' on The Paul Hogan Show and also a successful hotelier. Married to Delvene Delaney, they sold the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay in 2007 for a reported $65 million, and recently purchased a townhouse in South Yarra for one of his daughters for $1.6 million.

Philip Cornish
: after selling his telecommunications company Mobile Communications to Vodafone these days he manages a large share and property portfolio. The BRW claims $205 million.

Chris Corrigan: the union-buster made about $100 million building Patrick Stevedores before selling out to Toll Holdings after a hostile takeover battle.

Frank Costa: president of the Geelong Football Club and fruit and vegetable wholesaling mogul. Learning the business from his parent's retail fruit shop in Geelong, he has worked tirelessly as the executive chairman of Costa Exchange. The BRW claims $283 million.

Richard Cottee: managing director of Queensland Gas who sold his 6.1m shares to Britain's BG Group in 2008 for $35 million. Formerly helped run Enron's European business.

Alan Cowen: recently donated up to $5 million to a campaign to raise $150 million for art acquisitions for the National Gallery of Victoria to help celebrate 150 years in 2011.

Jack Cowin: his company, Competitive Foods, own 245 Hungry Jack's stores, 46 franchises and over 50 KFC stores in WA and the Northern Territory. The company also own 15 Lone Star restaurants in Ontario, Canada, where he was born. He also brought the Domino's Pizza franchise to Australia, which he floated in 2007. The BRW claims $574 million.

Derek Cowlan: a director of Aquila Resources that owns about 9m shares or 4%. The stock peaked at almost $17 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $150 million, bottomed at $2.20 in December 2008 but as of January 2010 the price was around $9. In 2010 the BRW claims $115 million.

Ken Cowley: veteran director of News Corp and owner of the bush clothing and boot manufacturer RM Williams, which be used to own with Rupert's great enemy Kerry Stokes.

David Cox: a former senior executive of Mincom, he pocketed $16.3 million when the mining IT firm was bought out by US private equity house Francisco Partners in 2007.

Laurie Cox: the most senior Macquarie Bank executive in Melbourne is worth close to $100 million courtesy of profitable investments in everything from the Millionaires Factory, to Transurban and Smorgon Steel, the latter two which he also chaired.

Rick Crabb: the chairman of uranium miner Paladin Resources had a holding worth about $40 million before it was sold by the adminstrators of Lift Capital, sparking some legal exchanges.

Rowan Craigie: current CEO of Crown Ltd who was paid $5.6 million in 2007/08.

Crawford family: old Adelaide family who started the CMV Group in 1934, which is now a successful truck and car retailer across several states with brands including Toyota, Volvo, Lexus and Chrysler Jeep in the stable. In recent years it has diversified into various agricultural ventures. Annual turnover is more than $500 million.





Mark Creasy
: known as Australia's most active private gold prospector and investor, he continues to ride the gold market after the original Bronzewing bonanza. The BRW claims $284 million.

Carolyn Creswell: founder of Carmen's Fine Foods which she bought for $1000 dollars. A rags-to-riches story, her company turns over $16 million annually and her personal wealth is around $20 million.

Ross Cribb: the former NSW TAB chairman and TNT general manager sold Jay-R Thoroughbred Stud in NSW, which he established in 1970, to the Sunland Group for more than $14 million in 2004.

Neville Crichton: a former racing car driver, he added the Australian distribution rights of Korean car manufacturer KIA in 2000 to his company Ateco Holdings which already distributed Citroen and Alfa Romeo.

Dennis Criddle: the founder and chairman of Decmil Group, formally Paladio Group, he owns about 24m shares which pushes his wealth north of $35 million.

Cripps family: has the worldwide franchise for Velcro and is known to be exceedingly generous to Australian and international charities, donating most of its annual corporate earnings. The family owns about 90% of the stock, plus has numerous other investments.

Stephen Cook
: former head of cross-border leasing and asset finance at Macquarie Bank who amassed a pile north of $30 million from his time with the Millionaires Factory.

Phillip Cronican: exceutive director of Westpac who owns about 608,000 shares. The stock peaked at almost $31 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $17 million, bottomed at $15 in February 2009 and recovered to around $24.

Russell Crowe: when you're getting $20-$30 million per movie, it doesn't take long to be worth plenty, although he's not enjoying the losses on South Sydney.

Chris Cuffe: collected that notorious $33 million farewell payout when he left the Commonwealth Bank in 2002 but did create a lot of value over the years for Colonial.

John Cunningham
: listed in the top 20 as owning 960,000 shares in Fortescue Metals. The stock peaked at almost $12.80 in July 2008 when he was worth more than $12 million, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 but has recovered back to $4.60 as of January 2010.

Neil Cunningham and Paola Toppi:
the couple own a $6 million apartment in Potts Point also run the legendary Machiavelli's restaurant in Sydney.

Graeme Cureton: A GPG executive director for many years who was paid 1.78 million pounds in 2007.

Charles Curran: he established his fortune by purchasing several television stations in the 1980s. His Capital Investment Group has interests in a television production house Screentime, sheep and horse studs, plus a winery. The BRW claims $264 million.

David Curran: one of the key decision makers for the CBA in their IT area is also a former partner of, and large shareholder in, Accenture with a share wealth north of $5 million.

Nicholas Curtis: chief executive of "rare earth' miner Lynas Corporation who owns about 30m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.62 in March 2008 when he was worth more than $49 million, bottomed at 17c in December 2008 and recovered to around 57c.

Stuart Cuthbert:
director of the VDM Group, he owns about 4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.10 in August 2007 when he was worth more than $12 million, bottomed at 25c in December 2008 and recovered to around 46c.

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Suzi Dafnis
: co-founder of Pow Wow Events International, a publishing and events management company, which was sold in 2006. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Doug Daft: once a school teacher, he began working at the Sydney office of Coca-Cola in 1969 and rose to be global CEO out of Atlanta.

Dahlsen family
: originally owned about 20% of Southern Cross Broadcasting and, unlike the other founders, didn't sell until the Macquarie Media/Fairfax takeover in 2007. The $30 million-plus stake was spread across several family members, but chairman John Dahlsen was in the top 20 shareholders. Then you have the family's growing hardware and roof truss business across Victoria and NSW.

John Dalley:
a share market investor, he sold a property at Point Piper in Sydney, in 2008 for a reported $18.45 million after being advertised for $25 million.

Tony D'Aloisio: booted out as ASX CEO with a $7.8 million payout, now the chairman of ASIC and worth more than $10 million.

Danks family: they own about 3m shares in Danks Holdings Limited a leading hardware distributor in Australia in charge of the retail brands Home Timber & Hardware, Thrifty Link Hardware and Plants Plus Garden Centres, will reap nearly $43 million from the takeover by a joint venture entity which is 60 per cent owned by Woolworths.

Evelyn Danos: executive director of the James Richardson Corporation which was founded by her wealthy father, David Mandie.

Darling family: Scottish migrant John Darling made his fortune as a wheat grower in the 1850s who then invested heavily in BHP. This family has a history of sound investing, including owning 28% of boutique investment manager, the Caledonia Group. The BRW claims $575 million.

David family: starting in food wholesaling out of Sydney, John David spent 60 years building his business, and then selling to South Africa's Metro Cash and Carry. Davids Holding and Davids distribution changed names to Metcash and IGA Distribution in May 2000. The BRW claims $279 million.

Nicholas Davies: of Arrow Energy, one of Australia's leading producers of coal seam methane gas, owns about 4.8m shares. The stock bottomed at $1.80 in October 2008 and improved to over $4 valuing his stake at around $18 million.

Roger Davies: the richest man in the Australian music industry who has managed the likes of Cher, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Sade and Pink. His first big earner was Sherbert but Cher's never-ending farewell tour alone would have made him a wealthy man based on the usual 20% management fee.

Geoffrey Davis: managing director of WA-based Medusa Mining, who owns about 3.8m shares. The stock bottomed at 40c in December 2008 but has since risen to a significant peak of over $3.
Leon Davis - former CEO of CRA in Australia who rose to lead the whole combined Rio Tinto show out of London. Now back in Australia where he has just retired after a successful five years as chairman of Westpac.

Les Davis: CEO of ASX 300 gold producing and exploration company Silver Lake Resources which operates in Western Australia's Mount Monger and Murchison regions. Held a stake worth almost $10 million in late 2010.

Richard Davis:
the CEO of death services company Invocare owns about 1.3m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.30 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $9 million, bottomed at $4.20 in November 2008 and recovered to around $5.60. He is paid $1.3 million a year.

Terry Davis: group managing director and executive director of Coca Cola Amatil has a share wealth upward of $5 million and also made more than $10 million from his stake in the Cellarmaster business which Foster's bought.

Tony Davis: having acquired the Limbunya cattle station for $1 million in 1996, he has since added 20,000 cattle. Tony and his wife Pam are selling the large Northern Territory land holding, with bids expected to reach as much as $40 million.

Trent Davis: founder of IT company NetBox Blue, it has steadily grown since inception which has pushed his wealth to more than $70 million.

Seamus Dawes
: major shareholder and executive of the Ashmore Group, and holds a property portfolio in Sydney's pricey beachfront suburb of Bronte. The Ashmore Group's value has plunged 55 per cent since its peak which has reduced his wealth to around $80 million. BRW claims $145 million.

Doug and Chris Daws
: the father and son team that were behind what is now called Poseidon Nickel
have departed the company but retain about 11m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3 in May 2007 when he was worth more than $33 million, bottomed at 19c in December 2008 and recovered to around 23c.

Ray Dawson: a successful property developer over many years in Melbourne's eastern suburbs who started out in the Doncaster area.

Colin Day: former director and substantial shareholder in the debt chasing outfit Collection House.

Malcolm Day: this Perth-based playboy who fronted Adultshop.com, the first adult company to be listed on the ASX, was once worth more than $100 million. Since the spectacular crash of Adultshop.com - during the dot com boom it was worth around $600 million, he has turned property developer and is said to be worth around $20 million.

David Deague: Melbourne property developer who came a cropper in the mid-1990s but has bounced back and in 2010 owned the Kings Business Park in Southgate which is thought to be worth about $100 million.

De Bortoli family: founded by Italian immigrant, Vittorio, in 1928 near Griffith in NSW. The wine empire has steadily grown expanding into nearly 2500 hectares the Yarra Valley and King Valley in Victoria.

Adrian de Bruin: founder of forestry company Auspine who collected $114 million from the sale of his 30.3 per cent stake to Gunns in 2007-08.

Robert De Crespigny: made about $100 million building and then selling Normandy Mining but has been something of a lost soul ever since. Has moved to London and continues to invest in mining. His wealth is around $130 million.

David Deitz: executive director of Allegiance Mining sold his shares into the Zinifex takeover for $14.9 million.

John Delano: chief executive of leasing company FlexiGroup, which listed in late 2006. He owns shares worth more than $14 million in March 2010, even after the stock plunged from more than $3 to $1.57 in January 2010.

Gerald Delany:
real estate agent to the rich, this prominent Toorak agent has been the managing director of Kay & Burton Real Estate since 1992, and has presided over thousands of multimillion dollar sales in both commercial and residential properties. He has grown the company from property management and home unit sales to becoming a major prestige residential real estate company.

Nic De Luca:
is the founder and Managing Director of the property development specialists, De Luca Corporation. His first project was an apartment block for the Queensland Governmentand since that time, Nic has overseen the growth of De Luca Corporation into one of the State's most successful construction and development companies.

Colin De Lutis: the Westco Jeans founder who owns CBD properties, is great mates with Eddie McGuire, bought the Bradmill denim mill in Melbourne and even tried to become a director of the Carlton Football Club.

David Devine: the managing director of Brisbane-based property developer Devine Ltd has built a fortune of around $30 million, even though engineering behemoth Leighton has now bought in as the largest shareholder.

Ron Dewhurst: the former managing director of ANZ McCaughan made some serious millions running money in New York, then bought a Steve Vizard mansion in Toorak for more than $5 million in cash and then made another pile running IOOF for three years before taking up his current global gig with Legg Mason.



Caren DeWitt: co-founder of software company Webmethods which provides managerial support to non-profit organisations in the US.

Peter Diamond: executive chairman of Perth-based stockbroker Euroz, who owns about 9m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.75 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $10 million, bottomed at 60c in November 2008 and has improved to $1.40.

Phillip Di Bella
: behind Di Bella coffee, he supplies machines and maintains them in over 800 cafes Australia wide. Additionally he also sells retail coffee and is looking to expand into China. Worth more than $20 million.

Gordon Dickinson: successful UBS investment banker turned rural investor who even bought Malcolm Fraser's old property Raheen.

Di Giorgo family: Steve and Rita Di Giorgio purchased a 160ha bush block at Luncindale in South Australia when they arrived from Italy in the 1950's. Working on other farms during the day and then their own at night, this hard work ethos allowed Steve to begin a land-clearing business which has allowed their property to expand to around 9000h. The run a commercial sheep and cattle business and have a strong interest in wine with their Di Giorgio Family Wines winery in the Coonawarra region.

Jason Di Iulio: founded Finance Mutual Australia which is one of South Australia's biggest non-bank lenders and was responsible for co-ordinating the syndicate behind the funding for the highly successful Wolf Creek.

Adrian Di Marco
: founder of Technology One, providers of business software solutions, who owns about 55m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.29 in August 2007 when he was worth more than $70 million, bottomed at 68c in December 2008.

Nick Dimauro: owner of the Angaet Property Group he recently purchased Parabanks shopping centre for $87.5 million to add to the stable of other commercial properties across Australia.

Collette Dinnigan: her distinctive garments and designs has catapulted her to be one of the world's most recognised fashion labels.

Steve Di Petta
: a Shepparton-based flamboyant account with a substantial private and commercial property portfolio. His accounting firm has over 4500 clients and is behind discount supermarket brand Pantry direct.

Anthony Di Pietro: is joining the Sovereign Hotels Group board and receiving a major interest in the company that has an estimated worth of $100 million with a mix of freeholds and leaseholds of pubs across Melbourne, most of which rely on pokies for profits.

Robert Disbrow: of Perth-based Albidon,
owns about 5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $5.20 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $25 million, and bottomed to a lowly 3.9c.

David Dix: executive chairman of AED Oil, he owns about 48m shares. The stock peaked at almost $11.50 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $500 million, bottomed at around 62c.

Dixson family: own a large property portfolio and a valuable stake in the Soul Pattison Group. BRW claims $126 million.

Bruce Dixon:
the long-time Healthscope CEO owns shares worth $6.4 million.

Daryl Dixon: pops up in the top 20 shareholders of Australian United Investment Company with 556,875 shares. The stock peaked at almost $9.50 in June and again in October 2008 when he was worth more than $5 million, bottomed at $5.10 in December 2008 and recovered to around $7.40. He also runs a super admin business with Max Walsh that copped some bad publicity from its exposure to Lift Capital.

Geoff Dixon: former CEO of Qantas whose pay topped $12 million in 2007-08, despite his regular moaning about union wage demands.



Hugh Dixson: this Sydney businessman's wealth is largely focussed on shares. His family, after migrating from Scotland in the 1830s, built their wealth through tobacco farms which were later sold to Rothmans.

John Dickson: inherited over $40million from his mother Jean and formed the Jean & Alfred Dickson Charitable foundation on behalf of his parents. His interests include large land holdings such as Brewarrina Station at Narrandera in rural NSW, and the family beach house at Mt Eliza sold for over $10million some 5 years ago.

Ross Dobinson: the executive chairman of pharmaceutical company Acrux Ltd owns about 10m shares. The stock bottomed at 42c in December 2008 and recovered to around $2, valuing the stake at over $20 million.

Ronald Dodge: sold his home in Toorak for $10 million and owns distributor of airport luggage samsonite. Moreover, he owns Point Property Group, a chain of car washes, interests in theatre and extensive collection of modern art.

Cameron Donald: beginning as a teenager selling used cars he had worked on, he now owns the Donald Property Group.

Ken Done: becoming one of Australia's foremost painters, his fortune holds at $8 million but is fighting the Commonwealth bank claiming it would be $61.5 million but for their mismanagement.

Michael Doohan: the former motorcycle great manages the 500cc Honda motorcycle racing team and owns property in Queensland and Monaco.

Andrew Downe: head of treasury and commodities at Macquarie Bank who earns more than $10 million a year.

Hamish Douglass: made plenty as the former boss of Deutsche Bank in Australia but hasn't done so well out of the struggling Magellan Financial Group.

Craig Doyle
: managing director of the Doyle Group. Residential and industrial property development grew his wealth after selling out of the livestock trucking business he initially established. The BRW claims $270 million.

Kevin Doyle: former Vivendi Water chairman sold his two-hectare resort-style mansion at Terrey Hills, in early 2010, for $9million to Westpac CEO Gail Kelly. He purchased the property for $3.65 million in 2005.



Peter Draney: the co-founder of Aspect Computing who collected more than $50 million when the business was sold to Kaz Computing in 2002.

Craig Drummond: rose from banking analyst to research director to managing director of JB Were and still running the show after the merger with Goldman Sachs, earning at least $5 million a year whilst also being the largest individual Australian shareholder in the partnership following the departure of Terry Campbell.

David and Paul Duchen: this father and son team have ridden the generic pharmaceuticals boom with the establishment of Arrow Pharmaceuticals, which later merged with Sigma.

Travers Duncan: former chairman of Felix Resources, a former Australian resources company which was purchased by China's Yanzhou Coal in 2009. He benefited greatly from the sale and in 2010 the BRW claims $153 million.

Craig Dunn: the new AMP CEO already owns more than $3 million worth of shares and was paid $2.7 million in 2007, which will rise significantly in 2008 as the top banana.

Ian Dunstan: group CEO and managing director of Bravura Solutions, a leading global supplier of superannuation and pension, life insurance, investment and portfolio administration software, has a reduced shareholding since selling a large chunk of his holdings which was around 28m shares.

Dyer family: the decendents of Nick and Tony Dyer have collectively owned the licence to manufacturer Sealy mattresses and house brand bedding in Australia for more than 60 years. The family owns all Sealy manufacturing plant and equipment and buildings in most Australian states as well as extensive property holdings in Brisbane. Now also have the licence in China.

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Ronald Eacott
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non-executive director of Perth-based TFS Corporation which is into forestry and fragrances. He owns about 4.6m shares or 2.5%. The stock peaked at almost $1.50 in September 2008 when he was worth more than $6 million, bottomed at 70c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.

Michael Eager: director of Oz Minerals who owns about 2.1m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.30 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $8 million, bottomed at 55c in December 2008 but recovered to around $1.14.

Trevor Eastwood: joined Wesfarmers in 1963 and rose to be managing director for eight years until 1992. Rejoined the board in 1994 and was chairman from 2002 until 2007, when he retired with 878,694 shares worth more than $30 million.

Steven Eckowitz: an investor in Everest Babcock & Brown, he recently sold his home in the ritzy eastern suburbs of Sydney for a reported $20 million.

Rod Eddington - former CEO of Cathay Pacific and Ansett who then spent five successful years as CEO of British Airways. Returned to Australia as a professional director at the end of 2005 and sits on the News Corp, Rio Tinto and Allco Finance Group boards, whilst chairing JP Morgan's Australasian operation and Kevin Rudd's new Infrastructure Australia body.

Geoffrey Edelsten:
the former flamboyant owner of AFL club Sydney Swans and medical entrepreneur, once owned thirteen medical centres, with around 200 doctors seeing more than 20,000 patients each week. He was deregistered for practising in New South Wales in 1988 and also in Victoria, but it is reported he still owns three practices and residential properties in Melbourne pushing his wealth to around $10 million.

Ashley Edgar: general Manager Exploration & New Ventures with Eastern Star Gas
who owns about 7m shares. The stock bottomed at 20c in October 2008 but has since recovered back towards $1 courtesy of the gas boom.


Kim Edwards: spent 10 years as managing director of Transurban which delivered more than $20 million. Was paid $16.5 million in his final year and left with shares worth more than $10 million.

Alan Eggers: appears on the Silex Systems register with a handy 10.86m shares. The stock peaked at almost $13 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $100 million, bottomed at $2.90 in November 2008 and recovered to around $5.30.

Doug Elix - Adelaide-born boss of IBM Sales and Distribution, the $US45 billion services arm of IBM, joined IBM in 1969, and was named chief executive officer, IBM Australia in 1994. Elix was formerly Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Global Services, but has recently been promoted to Senior Vice President and Group Executive, Sales and Distribution. Rumoured to have been approached to be CEO of Telstra.

Bob Ell: with his home on Sydney Harbour, this skillful property trader and developer has survived all that has endured the property market since 1976. He is pushing forward with two residential developments worth $7 billion that should come on to the market in early 2010. The 2010 BRW claims $1.1 billion.

Tracey Ellery and Evan Thornley: co-founder of internet search engine LookSmart who were paper billionaires for 15 minutes and now struggle along with less than $100 million.

Herb Elliott: the Olympic champion made about $30 million on his shares that came with the chairmanship of emerging iron-ore powerhouse Fortescue Metals, although the Opes Prime collapse cost him part of this.

Patrick Elliott: non-executive director of SA-based Sapex Petroleum, he recently pocketed around $5 million in cash and shares from the sell-out to Linc Energy.

Stewart Elliot: chairman and managing director of Energy World Corporation who owns about 724m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.40 in May 2008 when they were worth more than $600 million, bottomed at 18c in January 2009 and recovered to around 31c.

Chris Ellis: a career coal man, he and his partner Tony Haggarty drove Excel Coal from obscurity into the $2 billion Peabody takeover. The BRW claims $221 million.

Chris Ellison: has benefited greatly from the boom in coal, and in particular the float of the delisted Excel Coal. Invested some of the proceeds as the founder of Mineral Resources. He owns about 44m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.50 in October 2008 when he was worth more than $280 million, bottomed at $1.60 in December 2008 and recovered to around $6.75. The BRW claims $251 million.

Dale Elphinstone: owns the Tasmanian and Victorian Caterpillar franchise, plus a very tidy 77m shares in Queensland Gas which is a part of the BG Group. The BRW claims $565 million.

Josef El-Raghy
: managing director of mining company Centamin Egypt, he owns about 78m shares. The stock bottomed at 60c in December 2008 and recovered to around $2 pushing his wealth north of $150 million.

Rob Elstone: the CEO of the ASX, his wealth has grown significantly largely due to the lucrative monopoly that is the ASX and the $10 million-plus he collected through the SFE Corp takeover.

Derek and Christine Elwin: own 1.15% or almost 1m shares of the Wayne Goss-chaired mining engineering company Ausenco.
The stock peaked at almost $17 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $17 million, bottomed at $2 in December 2008 and recovered to around $4.25.

Ron Englehart: successful home builder and property developer in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

Les Erdi: his Erdigroup owns and operates nine hotels in Australia and has recently purchased the Marque Hotel for $18.25 million.

Margaret Erskine: owns about 1m shares in listed investment company Djerriwarrh which are worth $5.3 million so presume there is probably a bigger portfolio and plenty of other assets.

Ed Eshuys: Joe Gutnick's former top geologist is now CEO of St Barbara Mines wh
o owns about 5m shares. The stock peaked at almost 95c in February 2008 when he was worth more than $5 million, bottomed at 18c in August 2008 and recovered to around 27c.

Steve Eskrigge:
started a small electricity retailer in New Zealand before coming across the pond to Australia. Along with Don Cheeseman, he owned 1.47 per cent of Victoria Electricity which was purchased, in April 2007, for $48 million by New Zealand-based infrastructure group Infratil .


Mark Etherington: after starting a career as a carpenter, Etherington moved into the property developing business with hotels in Canberra, a wide portfolio of residential and commercial sites, and runs ECS Group, a building and maintenance company. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Andrea Evans: her husband Ron Evans, the former AFL President and Spotless CEO, passed away in 2007. His legacy lives on and her wealth is estimated at a figure upwards of $100 million.

David Evans:
the former managing director of Channel Nine in Melbourne went to Hollywood to successfully run the Hallmark Channel and remains an international player through his position serving on the BSkyB board in London.

Paul Evans: despite a bad year for his company, Ironbridge Capital, Evans has managed to become richer through the investment in Riviera Group, a leisure craft builder, and his expensive property portfolio. Made BRW Young Rich List.

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Ahmed Fahour
: the former Australasian CEO of the National Australia Bank is among the highest paid executives in Australia and also collected plenty through an earlier career with Citigroup.

Fairfax family: lost control of the family media empire when Warwick Fairfax privatised it in 1987, but brothers John B Fairfax and Timothy Fairfax are now back as the largest shareholder in Fairfax Media after the Rural Press takeover in 2007. The BRW claims $1.32 billion.

George Falkiner: still owns about 60,000 acres of land, much carrying valuable cotton crops, in the Warren-Nyngan area of NSW. Inherited the Haddon Rig Merino Stud at Warren in NSW when his father died.

Nick Falloon: the Ten Network executive chair has made more than $30 million out of PBL and Ten courtesy of his fat salary and lucrative options scheme. He timed his Ten sales particularly well before the slump.

James Fantaci: the long-time Babcock & Brown exe
cutive director had owned about 4.6m shares as of the end of 2007 following a downsizing of almost half of his holding during that year. The stock peaked at almost $35 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $140million, but collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.

Richard Farleigh: living in Monaco, the son of a farmer, he began his wealth building working at the Reserve Bank and then Bankers Trust for ten years. Was then headhunted by a Bermuda Hedge fund which is where he made enough money after three years to retire.

Steve Farley: he once part-owned the Cambridge Tavern in Fairfield, NSW, for more than 10 years, but sold out to the Aussie Leisure Group for a reported $45 million.

Scott Farquhar
: co-founder of software development company Atlassion, it has grown rapidly turning over $44 million in 2007.

Farrell family: taking over the Federal Group hotel chain in 1969, Greg Farrell senior renamed it Federal Hotels & Resorts. Since, the business has grown into the largest private sector employer in Tasmania and has a monopoly over the gaming industry there. The BRW claims $356 million.

Peter Farrell
: the driving force behind ResMed, a company that sell devices for sleeping disorders. Additionally, he own an impressive collection of Australian art.


Richard Farleigh: an ex-pat Aussie living in London, he is chairman of Oxonica and a major shareholder with a 20 per cent holding. He also is well known in the UK for his appearances on the Dragons' Den, a TV program on which a panel of investors berates would-be entrepreneurs.

Jeff Fatt: the oldest member of The Wiggles, he was once member of 1980s rock band The Cockroaches and has regular earnings of $45 million, mainly from touring.

Rob Ferguson: the former Bankers Trust Australia boss walked out with $23 million when the business was sold in 1999 and these days is executive chairman of litigation funder IMF.

Terrence Fern: managing director and CEO of Petsec Energy owns about 25m shares.The stock peaked at almost $3.40 in May 2006 when he was worth more than $80 million, bottomed at 15c in December 2008 and recovered to around 21c.

George Fernandes: worth more than $200 million thanks to a large portfolio of industrial land in Sydney's western suburbs and a very expensive house overlooking the naval dockyards around Potts Point.

Peter Ferrari:
sold his business and shares in the Extra Transport Group of Companies to Toll Transport in 2010 for an undisclosed sum.

Paul Fiani
: following a stint at UBS as a fund manager, he founded Integrity Investment Management that has more than $700 million under management which has contributed the bulk of his wealth of around $24 million.

Anthony Field: founding member of The Wiggles, most of the wealth from touring has delivered regular earnings of $45 million.

Michael Figg: Sydney-based private investor who paid $20.85 million for 55 Swanston St in 2003. He then sub-divided and sold the three ground-floor shops for $15 million and has continued to divide the 10 levels of office space above.

Adrian Fini: long-time WA property developer who merged his business with Mirvac and now runs the Perth division of the company whilst owning about 8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6 in December 2008 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at $1 in November 2008 and recovered to around $1.43.

Anthony Fini: Fini Group founder negotiated a $180 million deal to sell his retirement village portfolio to investment bank Babcock & Brown and prominent retirement village player Primelife Corporation.

Vivian Findlow:
listed in the top 20 shareholders for REA Group with 282,037 shares which were worth about $4 million in early 2011.

Alan and Elizabeth Finkel: biotech entrepreneurs who made plenty building companies like Axon Instruments, and recently purchased a Bourke St office tower in Melbourne for $34 million. He is the Monash University chancellor.

Barrie Finnin:
a Monash university academic who is co-inventor of the technology behind the success of listed Melbourne-based pharmaceutical play Acrux Ltd.

Millissa Fischer: president of Altona Magic Soccer Club in Victoria, her company, Kendalle Pty Ltd ran several aged-care facilities around Melbourne's suburbs. Recently she has voluntarily liquidated some homes with debts of around $9 million, but is said to be worth around $18 million.



Fisken family: Archibald Fisken, a Scottish immigrant, first acquired some property with his uncle near Ballarat. He built a homestead in 1858 and was a great horseman. He tended cattle there and regularly mustered them 20km to market, selling them to hungry gold miners. Since, 'Lal Lal Estate' has been operated by 4 generations of Fiskens producing high quality wool. Higher rainfall and location has helped the Fisken family expand their dynasty into around 12,500 Merinos.

Fitch family
:
this Adelaide-based family recently purchased the Golden Grove Village shopping centre in South Australia from the listed CFS Retail Property Trust for a reported $100 million. This sale was largest retail property transaction in Australia for the previous 12 months.

Fitzgibbon family: sold two Brisbane hotels in January 2006 for $65 million to Cairns plumber-turned pubs mogul Tom Hedley.

Barry Fitzpatrick: served as CEO of Adelaide Bank for 21 years and received an $8.3 million retirement payout on top of his salary and share profits when he finally bailed in 2006.

Kevin Fitzpatrick: one of the original backers of wotif.com who sold 36.8m shares into the 2005 float for $73 million and retains about 10m shares. The stock recovered to around $6.60 after it bottomed at $2.70 in July 2008.

Mike Fitzpatrick: the Rhodes Scholar, AFL President, Rio Tinto director and Carlton Premiership captain collected about $75 million for the second half of his stake in infrastructure group Hastings Funds Management on 1 July, 2005. The first half was sold for $36 million in 2002. Also made more than $10 million from the Pacific Hydro takeover.

Rod Fitzroy:
retired from Fitzroys, the prominent Melbourne commercial real estate consultancy he founded in 1973, but still acts as a consultant. He is also the chairman of the failed Timbercorp.


Brian Flannery: of Felix Resources, a former Australian resources company was purchased by China's Yanzhou Coal in 2009 when he was a large stakeholder. He benefited greatly from the sale and in 2010 the BRW claims $153 million.

Fleming family: Jim Fleming built the family fortune through his supermarket chain but the interests now extend to retail property in Queensland and the massive Eliza Stud in Victoria, which feeds his passion for thoroughbreds. The BRW claims $350 million.

John Fletcher: despite doing an awful job as Coles CEO, the former army man profited to the turn of almost $50 million from his 6 years in charge and that came after enjoying a $7 million final payout from Brambles after new chairman Don Argus forced him out.

Roger Fletcher
: he owns Australia's biggest sheep-meat processor, Fletchers International out of Dubbo, NSW. The BRW claims $218 million.

John Ellice-Flint
: the ousted Santos CEO owns shares worth more than $50 million courtesy of a lucrative options play which was not originally put to shareholders.

Doug Flynn - a Newcastle boy who climbed the ranks at News Ltd and then ran the London-listed media and marketing services company, Aegis Group, before moving to Rentokil as CEO in 2005 after almost signing on the dotted line to take over at Fairfax. Now back in Australia and a director of WA News.

Nathan Berkley & Jim Flynn: owners of Derwent Howard, a publishing company, which is now moving into the online games market with their website, gameplayer.com.au. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Brett Fogarty
: this Perth-based entrepreneur built his initial fortune in gold before expanding into rubbish, construction and engineering.

Adrian Fonseca:
a Singapore-based banker who sold his home in Vaucluse, Sydney, for $7 million in April 2009.

Joan Ford: wealthy Queensland family which is realising a substantial fortune from land holdings on the Sunshine Coast such as Pelican Waters.

William Forde:
owns 1 million ordinary shares and 2.5 million options in rare earths miner Lynas Corp. Spent 3 years as CEO of Baulderstone Hornibrook in Australia until 2005 and was previously CFO for 15 years.


Andrew Forrest: the Perth entrepreneur is now arguably Australia's richest man through his 30% stake, which equates to around 930m shares in Fortescue Metals Group and is rapidly heading toward a wealth of $5 billion, although we reckon Gina Reinhart might be worth more than this given her vast Rio Tinto joint venture potential through the Hope Downs deposits. The stock peaked at almost $12.80 in July 2008, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 but has recovered back to $4.60 as of January 2010. Forbes valued at $US4.1bn, and the BRW claims $4.24 billion in 2010.

Rodney Forrester
: managing director of Queensland developer FKP from 1987 until 2003. Remains a non-executive director and owns about 7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.50 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $45 million, bottomed at 40c in December 2008 and recovered to around 72c. Has a private development company, Aria, with his son Tim.

David Forsyth: the former Oxiana Resources company secretary owned 3.4m shares which were worth more than $13 million when the stock peaked at around $4 in mid-2007, before his wealth plunged after the ill-fated merger with Zinifex to create Oz Minerals just as the resources bubble was bursting.

John Forsyth: his franchise book selling business, Dymocks, was founded by his great uncle in 1881. Valuable real estate holdings drive his wealth which is supplemented by a mango and macadamia nut growing business.

Henry Foster: owner of the North Australian Pastoral Company which is the country's fourth largest private property empire by size.

William Foster: along with his brother, he is one of Australia's largest cattle producers with an average herd size of 140,000.

Ken Fowlie
: executive director of Slater & Gordon owns about 26.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.98 in September 2007 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at $1.25 in November 2008 and irecovered to around $1.51.

Lindsay Fox: billionaire who started with one truck and eventually took out rival Mayne Nickless. Purchased Avalon and Essendon airports for peanuts and his 11.8 million share or 7% stake in the Bank of Queensland has been another astute investment. The stock peaked at almost $19.50 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $230 million, bottomed at $8 in December 2008 and recovered to around $11. The 2010 BRW claims $1.87 billion. Forbes valued at $US1.5bn in March 2010.

Kelli Fox: co-founded website, astrology.com, in 1995, which was sold just 8 years later for $28 million. She now runs The Astrologer, which sends content through mobile phones and other websites. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Morry Fraid and Ruben Freid: the majority of their fortune was built through control of the Spotlight chain, which isn't known for paying its workers well. The BRW claims $695 million.

Robert Franco: non executive director of Decmil Group, formally Paladio Group, he owns about 8m shares which pushes his wealth north of $10 million.

Matt Franich: starting with a lemonade stall when he was five, he once owned 25% of a business that owned five Nightowl Stores.

Erich Fraunschiel
: made plenty as Wesfarmers finance director for the 10 years until 2002 and now a professional director, including with Worley Parsons, where his 164,852 shares are worth about $2 million and Woodside, where his 52,702 shares are worth $2 million. Retired from the WA News board rather than risk being voted off by Kerry Stokes at the 2008 AGM.



Mark Frawley: owned 9.21 million MFS shares before resigning on May 15, 2006. If he sold, everything is fine but if he retained them during this credit crunch, times will be getting tough with MFS out of business.


Malcolm Freake and family
: started software company Huon Corporation in 1986 and collected about $100 million in 2001 when it was sold to UK company, the Innovation Group.

Laurence Freedman
: the co-founder of fund manager Equitilink sold out to a Scottish firm for more than $100 million a few years back. Also made heaps as a partner of the consortium that bought Network Ten out of receivership in 1992. In 2010 the BRW claims $135 million.

Max Fremder: a co-founder of chemical giant Nufarm, Max has made plenty from his 15% stake in Select Harvests which is pushing to become the world's largest almond grower. He is chairman and owns about 5.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $14.50 in March 2006 when he was worth more than $83 million, bottomed at $7.50 in December 2008 and recovered to around $10.17.

David French - formerly with ESSO Australia, he rose to be global head of environmental services for Exxon-Mobil.

Paul Fridman: founder of property development company Fridcorp, he has bulit the company from nothing to about $500 million in developments. His wealth is close to $40 million.

Tab Fried
: first leapt into the public eye after losing money on lippy queen Poppy King, but has a large property portfolio including a one-third interest in the giant Eureka Tower at Southgate in Melbourne, arguably the largest residential tower in the world.

Tony Froggatt - an Australian who rose to be CEO of UK brewer Scottish & Newcastle for almost five years until returning to Australia in 2007 when he joined the Axa Asia Pacific board.

Bryan Frost: executive chairman of Mintails Limited who owns about 20.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost 90c in June 2007 when he was worth more than $18 million, bottomed at 4c in December 2008.

Ray Frost
: the founder of Ray's Outdoors, Australia's largest outdoor entertainment and camping leisure retailer, has grown the small family run disposal store in Geelong, to manufacturing tents locally by hand and then gradually expanding to importing from overseas. In 50 years, Ray's Outdoors has grown to 38 stores in 5 states.

Gordon Fu: he is Australia's largest private owner of shopping centres, all within south-east Queensland. The BRW claims $845 million.

Cedric Fuchs
: co-founder and funds management boss of the Charter Hall
Properties Group who holds about 5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.20 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $17 million, bottomed at 25c in December 2008 and in January 2010 was around 60c.

Paul Fudge: a former rag trader who purchased a coal-seam gas plot earlier in the decade in Queensland. Coal-seam gas being the 'new gold', he is set to make millions by selling his CSG which is almost next to the Roma-to-Brisbane pipeline. Billions have been spent by the big companies buying up as much CSG as possible, so he stands to make a fortune. Forbes valued at $US580m in March 2010.

Fysh family: another Tattersall's estate with $72 million worth of shares at the time of the float, plus the tens of millions in distributions over the past decade.

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Mario Gallo: was one of three shareholders in Sydney-based Sasso Pre-cast Concrete which was sold to Brickworks for $35 million in March 2010.

Neil Gamble: is a director of Engin Ltd, Australia's leading VOIP provider and Chairman of Ryarc Media, a leading supplier of digital signage software. Made plenty as CEO of Australis Media, Star City Casino and Solution 6.

Peter Gammell: the long-time private CEO for the Kerry Stokes empire is himself a quiet, effective, tough Scottish bean counter. With impeccable breeding and super connections, the only personal bauble visible to the human eye is a winery in Margaret River called Wildwood. Thought to be worth more than $100 million after spear-heading the Stokes empire, especially those Caterpillar franchises, for a decade.

Jack Gance: originally owner of Le Tan sunscreen, which he sold in 1991, has more recently developed the My Chemist pharmacy chain.


John Gandel: following the arrival of his family from Poland, they opened a corsetry store in Collins Street. The business expanded into the retail chain Sussan which was sold in 1985. Now specialises on retail property, with his biggest asset a 50% stake in Melbourne's enormous Chadstone shopping centre. The 2010 BRW claims $3.03 billion. Forbes valued at $US2.4bn in March 2010.

Gange family: Astoria Taxis and then Embassy Cabs quickly became several hundred cab licences, hotels and other property. Alf Gange and his brother Kevin, known as Oil Can, are the principals. Forbears first got into the taxi business in the 1890s, but retain a very low profile empire.

Nicholas Garling: the Morning Star Gold CEO topped up his stake to 29 million shares in early 2011 which at the time were worth about $15 million.

Bob Gavranich: general manager of Mineral Resources who owns about 10m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.50 in September 2008 when he was worth more than $75 million, bottomed at $1.60 in December 2008 and recovered to around $6.84.

John Gay: the bull-headed Gunns executive chairman owns about 18.7m shares courtesy of his Tasmanian tree-slaughtering operation. The stock peaked at almost $3.80 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 60c in December 2008 and recovered to around 88c.

Gazal family: Lebanese immigrant, Joseph Gazal founded the family business, The Gazal Corporation, making pyjamas and men's shirts. The heavyweights in their stable of clothing brands include Mambo, Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Nautica, Lovable and Davenport. The family, led by David and Michael, still has more than $30 million invested in the public company.

Rob Gerard: chairman and managing director of the Gerard Corporation, it was established after the sale of family's share in the Clipsal electrical goods business, which has interests in Mistral, agriculture and property. BRW claims $447 million.

Bill Gibbins: founder of trucking company FCL which was sold to LinFox. Spent part of his fortune paying $1.7 million in 2007 so the Rats of Tobruk could remain in their Melbourne building, in a sale which was largely the work of The 7.30 Report.

Bruce Gibson: regional real estate agent, with livestock and prime rural property holdings across Victoria. He is also chairman of real estate company Alex Scott & Co.

Diana Gibson
: grand-daughter of Sir William Angliss, she inherited his wealth, but has made most of her money from property investment.

Tony Gilby: former board member of coal-seam gas sensation, Sunshine Gas, which was taken over by Queensalnd Gas last year for a reported $812 million. Mr Gilby was a big winner from the sale which delivered him a $43 million windfall.

Andrew Barlow & Adrian Giles: entrepreneurs looking to invest in new companies after the sale of their successful web traffic measuring business Hitwise for $228 million. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Ray Gillham:
is Australia's largest individual political donor. He gave $862,000 to the Citizens Electoral Council in the 2003-04 financial year, making him the most generous individual to any political party. A 78-year-old Queensland grazier, has a large land and cattle holding in Mackay which pushes his wealth close to $10 million.

Warren Gilmour: director of WA-based mining and materials company, Andean Resources, owns about 11m shares. The stock bottomed at 50c in December 2008 and recovered to around $2.42 valuing his stake at more than $25 million.

Nick Giorgetta:
chairman of Regis Resources whose stake was worth almost $30 million in late 2010.
rth almost $10 million in late 2010.

Brett Godfrey: the Virgin Blue managing director has made more than $30 million from his time running the airline. As of March 2010, the value of his shares were north of $5 million. Retiring at the end of 2010

Amanda and Dipendra Goenka: this husband and wife team are behind the teenage girl fashion stores, Forever New, which opened their 42nd store in Melbourne's Bourke St. Dipendra also runs his own clothing factories in Asia.

David Gold: sold Azure Wireless, a wireless internet company he co-owned, to MagiNet Interactive. He has invested in start-up tech plays such as Aconex, Redbubble, homeXchange and Cableman, but is best remembered for the dstore fiasco. Made BRW Young Rich List.



Danny Goldberg: purchased beach front property in Byron Bay in 2006 for a record breaking $15.6 million. He was approved to develop the world-class site but has since shelved those plans.

David Goldberger and David Wieland
: long time business partners and neighbours in Toorak, their fortune came from the Solo petrol station chain which was sold in 1989. Not long after, they started another venture, Liberty Oil, which is Australia's only major independent petrol retailer. To supplement their growing wealth is the growing popularity of the chain of DFO stores, especially at airports. The BRW claims $610 million.

Jim Goldburg: with a large property portfolio through CKG Properties, this Brisbane businessman and former finance director of Flight Centre, still has a large interest in the huge travel agency chain. The BRW claims $235 million.

Colin Goldschmidt: managing director of Silex Systems who owns about 2.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $13 in June 2007, bottomed at $2.90 in November 2008 and recovered to around $5.30. He acquired two US pathology laboratories for a total of $27 million.

Michael Goldsworthy: owns about 6m shares in Silex Systems, a high technology innovation company. The stock peaked at almost $13 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $80 million, bottomed at $2.90 in November 2008 and recovered to around $5.30.

David Gonski: similar to Graeme Samuel in that he is a lawyer who made millions from investment banking and then moved his focus to community affairs such as chairing the Australia Council, NIDA and the Art Gallery of NSW. However, he owns several businesses in his own right, still sits on a powerhouse of boards such as Coca-Cola Amatil, Westfield and ASX and also made tens of million through Investec, the investment bank he has chaired since 2002.

Charles Goode: the former Woodside and current ANZ chairman owns 781,261 shares in Australian United Investment Company. The stock peaked at almost $9.50 in June and again in October 2008, bottomed at $5.10 in December 2008 and recovered to around $7.40. He also owns 259,846 shares in Timbercorp which is under liquidation.

Bruce Goodfellow: director of the booming chemical company Nufarm,
he owns around 662,914 shares. The stock peaked at almost $18 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $36 million, bottomed at $7.50 in December 2008 and recovered to around $10.17.

Goodman family: a Sydney family who own or manage a massive global industrial property portfolio through Goodman International. Despite the ignominy of a recent $300 million sell-down due to the credit crisis, Greg Goodman still tells journalists they are billionaires but this looks doubtful. The BRW claims $1.30 billion.

Richard Goodmanson - the tough nut from Queensland is chief operating officer of chemical giant Du Pont, but was also CEO of America West Airlines and even ran most of Pepsico's US operations for seven years after an initial 11 year stint with McKinsey. Also a director of Rio Tinto and on the board of QANTAS.

Neil Goodwill: the lead Goldman Sachs analyst on Australia's major mining companies who owns almost 1% of the Australian equity held through the partnership structure that emerged after the JB Were takeover.

George Gorrow & Dan Single: founded Ksubi, a fashion label, which plans to expand internationally. They also provide designs under the name of Alba Fan Club for Jeanswest. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Bradley Gordon:
after a run-up in the share price, the Intrepid Mines CEO cashed in $6 million worth of shares in early 2011 but retains a further 3 million rights.

Bruce Gordon: beginning with the purchase of the Television Wollongong Transmissions in 1979, Bruce Gordon founded the regional media empire of WIN Corporation. Billionaire Bruce also owns substantial stakes in other media businesses including the Ten Network. The 2010 BRW claims $1.65 billion. Forbes valued at $US700m in March 2010.

Michael Gordon: after selling out of child-care company Peppercorn, shrewd investments of his private investment company Bydand continue to build a $100 million-plus empire.

Peter Gordon: executive director and deputy chair of law firm Slater & Gordon who owns about 26.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.98 in September 2007 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at $1.25 in November 2008 and recovered to around $1.51.

Craig Gore: the founder of the financial services group Wright Patton Shakespeare, his interests are spread from property development to being the former owner of a V8 super car racing team.

James Gorman - former head of Merrill Lynch's global private client group before taking charge of global strategy in 2005. Was poached by Morgan Stanley to head retail in early 2006 and is now a vice-president before being tapped to head the combined Morgan Stanley and Citi brokerage joint venture, making him one of the most powerful executives on Wall Street, as The Australian explains. Ultimately tipped to replace John Mack as Morgan Stanley CEO.

Jim Gorman: former business partner of Ken Talbot, he owns several properties in Queensland including some pastoral holdings.

Tom Gorog: managing director of the Victorian division of Waterman Consulting Engineers AHW, he also along with his wife own property holdings that push their wealth above $10 million.

George Gorrow: co-founder of the high fashion label and highly successful Ksubi. A keen surfer who has diversifed into other areas including Baddies Bar in New York.

Wayne Goss: was a terrific Premier of Queensland who has gone on to achieve great things in business. Has chaired Brisbane-based mining services company Ausenco since 2002 and owns about 1.15m shares. The stock peaked at almost $17 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $18 million, bottomed at $2 in December 2008 and recovered to around $4.25.

John Gowing: still the largest shareholder in retailer Gowings with a 37% stake or more than 16.2m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.90 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $60 million, and bottomed at $2.50 in December 2008.

Richard Goyder: managing director of Wesfarmers, he has a shares worth almost $23 million in March 2010.

Tim Goyder:
chairman of Chalice Gold Mining whose stake was worth more than $10 million in late 2010.

Deryck Graham: non-executive director of WA based Quickstep Holdings who owns about 36m shares. The stock peaked at almost 98c in May 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at 12c in November 2008 and recovered to around 48c.

James Graham: has been involved with Wesfarmers since 1976 and is a former managing director of its Gresham Partners investment bank. Still a director with Wesfarmers who owns 975,756 shares. The stock peaked at almost $46 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $15.50 in December 2008 and recovered to around $28.

Neil Graham : a retired crane driver who bought some land in WA in 1986 for $200,000, had his land compulsorily acquired to facilitate the construction of the Perth-to-Mandurah railway. His application for compensation rate was rejected by the WA government claiming it was too much and instead paid out $2.5 million. After a six year legal battle, in early 2010 he was awarded $15 million for his troubles.


Richard Graham: began in the technology industry establishing the Sydney-based Computerland and founder/chairman of the online motor parts group, Infomedia. He owns around 102m shares. The stock peaked at almost 90c in December 2006 when he was worth more than $90 million, bottomed at 27c in December 2008.

Granger family: executive director Richard and brother John Granger are large stake holders in Southern Cross Equities which has fattened their wallets with the recent $150 million sale to Bell Financial Group.

Bruce Gray: the inventor of a liver cancer treatment which turned him into the largest shareholder in the listed Sirtex Medical. He owns about 17m shares or 31% of the company. The stock bottomed at $1.60 in January 2009 and recovered to around $6.47.

Andrew Grech: managing director of Slater & Gordon who owns about 26.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.98 in September 2007 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at $1.25 in November 2008 and recovered to around $1.51.

Alan Green and John Law: Alan Green began making wetsuits in 1969 with a $2500 loan from his father. In 1973, with his surfing buddy John Law, they started the Quicksilver surfwear empire. The BRW claims $308 million.

John Green: the former Macquarie Banker makes our list alone on his 941,510 shares in Worley Parsons. The stock peaked at almost $54 in June and again in December 2007 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at $11 in December 2008 but recovered to almost $24 in January 2010.

Phil Green
: the former Babcock & Brown CEO has seen a paper empire of more than $500 million plunge to less than $50 million. By the end of 2007 he held around 12.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $35 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $440million, but collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless. The latest BRW claims $289 million.

Rodney Green: the former chief investment officer at Perpetual has made plenty since parting ways with the funds managment giant, including from his 1.46m shares in Treasury Group . The stock peaked at almost $16.50 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at $4 in December 2008 and recovered to around $6.

Mervyn Greene: chairman of WA based Deep Yellow uranium mining, his stake is around 74.3 million. The stock peaked at almost 67c in April 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at 10c in December 2008 and recovered to around 28c. Retired as a non-executive director in 2006.

Ron Greentree: possibly Australia's largest wheat grower from Rowena in NSW who has a solid stake in AWB shares. In 2010 the BRW claims $164 million.

Michael Grehan: former director of death services company Invocare who owned more than 1m shares worth about $7 million when he resigned in February 2007.

Mark Greig: owner of project marketing company, Greig Property Group, has recently been appointed marketing agent for the $1 billion luxury waterfront Calypso Bay development on Jacobs Well on the Gold Coast. Remarkably, $8 million of sales were reached on the opening day.

Lady Jean Falconer Griffin: pops up on the ALE Property Group top 20 shareholders with a $7 million holding so not unreasonable to assume she's worth more than $20 million overall.

Alan Griffiths: Paul Keating's Industry Minister left Parliament after the sandwich shop affair but picked up a technology licence rather opportunistically from the CSIRO and built it into an IT business that he sold to a US firm for $30 million a couple of years ago.

David Griffiths: non-executive director of ASX 300 gold producing and exploration company Silver Lake Resources which operates in Western Australia's Mount Monger and Murchison regions.

Ian Griffiths: of Australian Wealth Management, which merged with IOOF Holdings in April 2009, owns about 13m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.10 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $35 million, and bottomed at 70c in December 2008.

John Grill: the CEO and largest personal shareholder of engineering giant Worley Parsons, which floated at $2 in 2002. He owns about 33m shares. The stock peaked at almost $54 in June and again in December 2007 when he was worth more than $1.5 billion, bottomed at $11 in December 2008 but recovered to almost $24 in January 2010. The BRW claims $1.33 billion. Forbes valued at $US740m in March 2010.

Edeltraud Grill: the former wife of the billionaire CEO of Worley Parsons reportedly sold 8 million shares worth more than $150 million this week.

Phillip Grimaldi: WA-based former Murchison Metals director received a tax bill from the ATO for around $35 million, resulting from Australia's largest tax probe, Project Wickenby. With a reported $55 million in bank accounts and tens of millions in shares, this tax bill hits hard but he stays well north of our cut-off of $10 million.

Angus & Richard Grinham: run Grinham Managed Funds, which has a large number of investors from the US. The BRW claims $368 million.

Bruno Grollo: arriving in Australia in 1928, Luigi Grollo starting up a paving company which was carried on by his sons Bruno and Rino, and built into the construction giant Grocon. Responsible for many Melbourne landmarks, including the grandstand at the MCG, they own large developments in Melbourne's CBD. He has retired now, leaving the running of the company to his sons. The BRW claims $833 million. Forbes valued at $US560m in March 2010.

Rino Grollo
: after the carve up of the Grollo empire, he and brother Bruno went separate ways. Through his company, Equiset, he continues construction and development projects in Melbourne and Sydney. The BRW claims $320 million.

Matthew Grounds: joint head of UBS Investment Bank. He also owns property in New South Wales. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Edmund Groves
: founder and former CEO of the child-care giant ABC Learning, his wealth has plummeted after margin calls and the collapsed of his old company but he has retained his shirt and a few residual assets sufficient to fund a lavish recent wedding.

Andrew Grover: co-founder of recruitment company Gemteq Executive which was sold in February for $19.5 million. Current director of LAPD Pty Ltd which recently purchased a corner site near Crown Casino for $6 million.



Reg Grundy: an Australian icon and successful television entrepreneur, who brought to our screens TV shows such as Neighbours, Prisoner and a large variety of game shows. Privately, he is an accomplished and passionate wildlife photographer. The BRW claims $850 million.

Michael Gudinski: founder of Mushroom records and the Frontier Touring Company which was ranked fifth largest concert promoter by Billboard magazine, the Mushroom juggernaut continues to grow including the film production division which was responsible for hits such as Wolf Creek and Chopper.

Geoffrey Guest: owns 6.76m shares in Count Financial. The stock peaked at almost $3.50 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 95c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.39. Retired as a non-executive director in 2006.

Stewart Gull: the former Carlton footballer started developing regional Victorian retirement villages in 1992 and will continue to operate and develop the villages under the Country Club Villages brand if a planned float proceeds.

Peter Gunn: renowned for his uncanny timing for investment in transport stocks, in 1999 his family owned company PGA partly merged with Mayne Nickless which has since been broken up and taken over. The BRW claims $585 million.

David Guy: of the Factotum Group. A substantial shareholder notice in the Snowball Group confirms disclosure from when he was a director of Snowball. His wealth is above $10 million.


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Tony Haggarty
: a career coal man, he and his colleagues drove Excel Coal from obscurity into the $2 billion Peabody takeover. The managing director of Whitehaven Coal, owns shares worth more than $120 million in March 2010.The BRW claims $306 million.

Lim Kim Hai: executive chairman of the regional airline service, Rex Express, he owns about 25m shares or 20% of the company. The stock peaked at almost $2.80 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $60 million, bottomed at 85c in March 2009 and recovered to around $1.35.

David Hains and family
: owning a hedge fund that specialises in long-term international investments, The Portland House Group generates much of this billionaire's wealth. In the 1980s, he was one of Australia's most successful race horse owners and breeders, forming the highly regarded and successful Kingston Park Stud. The 2010 BRW claims $2.15 billion, although this is very hard to believe as this Crikey story explains. Forbes valued at $US690m in March 2010.

Tony Hakim: controlling shareholder of mobile phone and car radio retailer, Strathfield Group. He is the founder of the Clear Communications Group which he has sold into Strathfield in December 2008 for a reported $115 million in shares.

Bruce Hales
: the Elect Vessel of the Exclusive Brethren church and leader of over 40,000 followers worldwide, he constantly receives cash and property donations from followers. He has control over a vast network of properties and also looms over the 800 Brethren businesses spread across Australasia and the world.

Anthony Hall: technology director of medical IT company Pro Medicus who owns about 30m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.75 in March 2006 when he was worth more than $45 million, bottomed at 80c in December 2008 and recovered to around the same mark at 85c.

Peter Hall: executive chairman, managing director and chief investment officer of finance group Hunter Hall International, owns about 11.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $18.50 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $200 million, bottomed at $3.50 in January 2009 and recovered toaround $7.50. He even toyed with buying The Bulletin magazine.

Deborah Halliday:
top 20 shareholder of Paladin Energy with about 2.5m shares or 0.41%. The stock peaked at almost $10.50 in April 2007 when she was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at $1.80 in October 2008 and recovered to around $3.70.

Malcolm Halstead: finance director Kerr Neilson's Platinum Asset Management who owns about 23m shares. The stock peaked at almost $8.80 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $160 million, bottomed at $2.80 in July 2008 and recovered to around $5.38.

Justus Hammer: a Sydney-based internet entrepreneur who was one of the major shareholders in online buying group Spreets which was sold in early 2011 to Yahoo7 for $40 million.

William Hames: chairman of Perth-based Cedar Woods Properties, who owns about 7.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at 90c but has since improved to $2.65.


Allen Hamilton: he owns AQUIS staging island in Fiji. They bring in Alpacas from Peru, quarantine them in Fiji and then fly them to Australia. Fiji leases Hamilton the island and he spent $10 million developing the quarantine facilities. He has rural interests all over Australia and lives in a palacial mansion north of Daylesford.

Robert Hance: CEO of Timbercorp, Australia's leading agribusiness investment manager, who owns about 51m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4 in July 2006 when he was worth more than $200 million, but as of June 29, 2009, the company has gone into liquidation.

Ron Hancock: managing director of investment company Wide Bay Australia, he owns about 1.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $13.70 in February 2007 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at $6.50 in December 2008 and has improved to $10.18.

Robert Hand: executive director and senior portfolio manager for K2 Asset Management Holdings, he owns shares worth more than $11 million in March 2010.

Handbury family: their fortune originated from Murdoch media interests because Helen Handbury is one of the three sisters of Rupert Murdoch. The family's main investment is Ace radio - a regional radio network, but is supported by investments in properties around Victoria, including a range of golf courses. The BRW claims $297 million which sounds a touch light given that Rupert collectively paid his sisters about $600 million during the 1990s.

Julianne Hannaford: pops up on the top 20 of listed education provider Navitas, formerly known as IBT Education, who owns about 9m shares. The stock bottomed at $1.80 in May 2008 but recovered to around $4.40 valuing her stake at more than $40 million.

Hannan family: Sydney based, the Hannan family have been known to move with the times. Francis Hannan, later moving into newspapers and printing, established the family business as butchery in 1887. Now the family owns many media interests and are extending into property development. The BRW claims $680 million.

Alan Hansen: a former US Marine Corps captain who arrived in Australia in 1969 and established an abalone diving operation. This grew into Tasmanian Seafoods, Australia's largest processor of abalone and sea cucumbers. The BRW claims $211 million.

Ken Hansen: built his fortune through the establishing of Hansen Technologies which has produced computer billing systems since 1971. He owns 60% of the stock worth more than $60 million.

Peter Harburg: a Brisbane-based private investor recently purchased the Brisbane State Law building for close $100 million.

Duncan Hardie: founder and chairman of Hardie Holdings which uses Graham Richardson for lobbying and made a clear $100 million profit on one Hunter Valley deal after Planning Minister Frank Sartor came through with a rezoning.

Frank Hargrave
and family: he established labour contract company Skilled Engineering in 1964 which has provided the bulk of the family's wealth. Son Greg Hargrave is now the CEO responsible for protecting the family's $200 million-plus stake in the company. The BRW claims $390 million.

Hugh Harley: senior Commonwealth Bank executive who left in June 2007 but made plenty on his shares.

Kerry Harmanis
: the former Jubilee Mines CEO collected $500 million from the perfectly timed 2007 Xstrata takeover. The BRW claims $520 million.

Peter Harold: of Perth based Panoramic Resources,
formally Sally Malay Mining, who owns about 1.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6.20 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $9 million, bottomed at 80c in November 2008 recovered to around $1.93.

Harris Family: founders of the Castlemaine Bacon Company who began the business in 1905, and successfully ran the business for 100 years until they sold to Denis Jen and KR in 2005.

David Harris: founder and managing director of Harris Farm Markets in Sydney, which has an annual turnover of over $300m. Married to Cathy Rossi, they are parents to Lachlan Harris, who worked as press secretary to former prime minister Kevin Rudd.

Geoff Harris: he revolutionised the retail travel business when he co-founded the discount travel franchise, Flight Centre. The BRW claims $410 million.

Ken Harris: a large grain farmer from Rowena in NSW who has a solid stake in AWB shares.

David Harrison: head of property and funds management division of Charter Hall and owns about 8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.20 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at 25c in December 2008 and in January 2010 was around 60c.

Jason Hart: owns software company Protocom, which grew from his garage in Canberra to an international business with the help of toll free phone numbers. Hart keeps ahead of technology so his business is always ready to make a profit, and has deals in Germany, the US and the UK. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Morgan Hart:
an executive director of Regis Resources whose stake was worth more than $10 million in late 2010.

Gerry Harvey: with his business partner, Ian Norman, they sold their successful Norman Ross chain and in 1982 opened the first Harvey Norman store in Auburn, Sydney. Harvey Norman owns the land on which their retail outlets reside, creating a substantial property portfolio. Gerry is also the owner of over 800 race horses and three horse studs, positioning him as the second biggest breeder of race horses in the country. The 2010 BRW claims $1.69 billion. Forbes valued at $US1.3bn in March 2010.

Lynette Harvey: most of her wealth remains wedded to her former husband, Gerry Harvey of Harvey Norman fame. The BRW claims $221 million.

Harvey family: various arms of the family control assets worth more than $110 million thanks to their Tattersall's shareholding. It was this family that even delivered Martin Bryant an asset that would have handed him about $4 million in capital and distributions by now if he hadn't done the massacre at Port Arthur.

Jon Hasler
: the QM Properties website claims it is "one of Australia's premier property developers," and our spy in Queensland claims the owner is worth more than $200 million. Apart from the visibly apparent racehorses, most of it sits in discreet companies and trusts.

Havas family: pop up on the Contango Microcap share register with almost $1 million worth of shares, suggesting Dr George and his wife Lynnette are probably worth more than $10 million.

Garrick Hawkins: was managing partner at Bain & Co (now Deutsche Bank) at a very early age and by the mid 1980s was just 35 and reportedly worth $50 million. Left Bain under difficult circumstances due to personality clashes and established his own firm called Matrix, which won a few deals worth billions that made him serious money. He secured one of Australia's largest-ever tax deals for the West Australian government and made an additional $40-60 million out of that over ten years. His known assets include a $20 million house in Vaucluse, several farms including a $10 million horse stud and one near Oberon boasting Australia's largest private garden. Garrick also makes plenty from his London investment bank and owns 51% of Orlani group which has around $250 million in industrial and commercial office parks around Sydney. He also built a $120 million hotel in London. The ex-wife let him off lightly when she settled for the Mosman mansion in the 1990s divorce.

Gavin Hawkins: executive director of Perth-based Aspen Group, who owns about 24m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.95 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $9 million, and bottomed at 40c in December 2008.

Michael Hawker: former IAG CEO who was paid more than $3 million a year and also made millions on his Westpac shares when he ran the institutional bank before being poached.

Peter Hay: managing director of Sedgman, a leader in the design, construction and operation of coal handling and preparation plants, he owns about 8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.20 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at 50c in January 2009 and recovered to was around $1.41.

Brian Hayden:
since commencing trading in Torquay, on Victoria's Surf Coast, in 1949, the company has grown into the largest real estate practice on the Surf Coast. As managing director of the largest real estate practice, he continues to grow the company contributing to his personal success and wealth.

Hayes family: own large property holdings in South Eastern Australia to support their thoroughbred breeding and training operations.

Darren Hayes: found fame with band Savage Garden and is now a solo artist with his own label, Powdered Sugar. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Robert Healy
: listed in the top 20 of hot rocks company Geodynamics with about 15m shares. Also has 25 million or 1.74% of PanAust and owns about 5m shares in Clive Palmer's Australasian Resources.

Peter Hearl - formerly with ESSO Australia, he rose to be president of Pizza Hut and then chief development office of parent company Yum Brands, although he retired on March 31, 2008.

Heck family: owns or leases about 700 hectares of caneland between Brisbane and the Gold Coast (about 10% of the annual cane crush). It owns the only private mill in Queensland, plus the Windaroo Golf Club. The real money will eventually come from residential development and this family has already started down this path in the Beenleigh area.

Tom Hedley: beginning as a plumber in 1969, he began building homes in North Queensland, which led to the formation of the highly successful Hedley Group, although the credit crisis has forced some major hotel sales in 2008. The BRW claims $285 million.

Owen Hegarty: the big-talking former Oxiana CEO now only retains a small stake in Oz Minerals after a recent share price plunge and margin call following the Zinifex merger which created Oz Minerals. He owned 27m shares which were worth more than $100 million when the stock peaked at around $4 in mid-2007, before his wealth plunged after the ill-fated merger with Zinifex to create Oz Minerals just as the resources bubble was bursting. Collected an outrageous $8 million payout even after shareholders voted down an earlier $10.4 million payout.

Hoss and Gillian Heinrich: owners of Military Rose who streeted her rivals to win Queensland's richest horse race - the $2 million Magic Millions. The construction boss and former chairman of The Gold Coast Turf Club, and horse trainer wife own the Heinrich Bloodstock has been the main buyers of yearlings in recent years.

Joseph Hellen: property investor whose private company, The Hellen Group, recently purchased Centro Shopping centre in Ringwood, Victoria. The buy was a bargain at $39 million considering the book value was more than $50 million in June 2008. He also holds other retail property here and in the US.

Justin Hemmes:
owner of a $150 million city entertainment complex, Ivy in Sydney. He also owns commercial and private property in Sydney's exclusive Vaucluse.

Warwick Hemsley: non-executive director of Perth-based developer Peet has around 19m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.42 in October 2006 when he was worth more than $75 million, bottomed at $1.40 in December 2008 and recovered to around $2.05.

Jane Hemstritch: one of the newest members of the Commonwealth Bank board. Previously, she was managing director of consulting firm Accenture Asia Pacific but has sold down her considerable shareholding.

Aaron Hendler: having established a successful business of manufacturing sports apparel in South Africa, he purchased the Australian distribution rights of Reebok which has since boomed.

Judith Henzell
: wealthy Queensland family which is realising a substantial fortune from land holdings on the Sunshine Coast such as Pelican Waters.

David Herrman: a beneficiary of the long-standing Sydney-based electrical switch manufacturer, HPM Industries. Competing against a flood of cheaper alternatives from Asia, HPM Industries is under pressure to maintain profits. The BRW claims $285 million.

Myer Herzberg
: behind the Melbourne-based Denman audio retail chain, his wealth grew with a successful investment in listed company Infomedia.

Lleyton Hewitt: tennis player who owns property in Australia worth over $30 million, and has a lucrative contract with Yonex.

John Higgins: the investing buddy of wealthy lawyer Allan Myers QC held a one-third interest in their $100 million-plus aquarium business and even donated $3 million to Melbourne University as you can see here.

Peter and Rod Higgins
: beginning their working lives as self-employed boat builders, their careers turned sharply into home-loan mortgage broking, establishing Mortgage Choice, which has hit harder times of late, such that BRW dumped them in 2008.

Hill family: chairman of Adelaide-based Hills Industries, which still produces the iconic Hills hoist clothes line that was created by his father and uncle. They own around 15m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6.80 in October 2007 when they were worth more than $90 million, and bottomed at $2.80 in January 2009 but is now marginally improving.

Hill family: the three brothers behind streetwear company Globe International are still worth more than $50 million despite a mixed record as a listed company. The BRW claims $257 million.

Danny Hill: owns the Chardan Development Group which produced the residential precinct Sunshine Cove in Queensland. The BRW claims $388 million.

Danny Hill
: an opportunistic Irish-born businessman who profited from the nickel boom of the 1970s, and benefited greatly from the AMP float of 1998 when he bought up policies to cash in.




David Hill - global head of Fox Sports for News Corp and arguably the international doyen of sports broadcasting.

Gary Hill: a farmer/grazier, he inherited property from his grandfather who owned Yarrabee Station situated at Dingo. Felix Resources mined the Yarrabee mine for high quality coal for many years. At one point he also owned a very popular Kiosk in the Botanical Gardens in Rockhampton.

Michael Hintze: owner of hedge fund manager CQS who was named 2008 Australian of the Year in London for his philanthropic and charity work. The BRW claims $529 million. Forbes valued at $US1.1bn in March 2010.

Brian Hodges: managing director of Bradken, one of Australia's biggest and oldest heavy engineering companies, who owns about 2.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $15 in December 2007, bottomed at $2.50 in January 2009 and recovered to around $6.18.

Peter Hofbauer: former global head of infrastructure at Babcock & Brown has a much reduced share wealth these days as the stock collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.

Jeff Hogan: an electrician by training and worked for WMC Resources as a Supervisor, and for SECWA/Mines Department as a Mines Inspector prior to founding Positron in Kalgoorlie in 1987. As Founder and CEO of the Positron Group, Jeff built the business such that operations were established across Australia with sales exceeding $100 million at the time of sale to RCR Tomlinson Ltd in October 2007.

Kerry Hoggard: chairman of the booming chemical company Nufarm who owns about 2.3m shares. The stock peaked at almost $18 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $36 million, bottomed at $7.50 in December 2008 and recovered to around $10.17.

Daryl Holmes: director of Queensland-based administration and management systems company, 1300 smiles, who owns about 15m shares or 75% of the company. The stock peaked at almost $3.40 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $80 million, bottomed at $2.20 in November 2008 and recovered to around $2.75.

Janet Holmes a Court: she inherited the remnants of her late husband's wealth and is known for her strong social conscience. The BRW claims $260 million.

Peter Holmes a Court: pops up in the Ridley top 20 with 12.26m shares worth $15 million and also recently put $1 million into Viostream for 10%, the company which used to host all our Mayne Report videos.

John Holaday: managing director and CEO of Sydney-based QRX Pharmaceutical, who owns about 7.5m shares which push his combined wealth toward $10 million.

Hooker family: US-based L. Janusz Hooker is in discussion with Suncorp-Metway to buy its real estate business, Hooker Corporation Ltd for $67 million, which was acquired by Suncorp in 1989. Mr Hooker is the grandson of founder Leslie Joseph Hooker who set up the first LJ Hooker office in Sydney, in 1928.


Les and Patricia Holt
: listed as owning 4.3m shares in Boom Logistics. The stock peaked at almost $4.80 in April 2006 when they were worth more than $20 million, and bottomed at around 39c.

Dorothea Holtmann and Dr Christian Alexander: top 20 shareholders in Energy World Corporation wi
th about 9m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.40 in May 2008, bottomed at 18c in January 2009 and recovered to around 31c.

Paul Holyoake: executive chairman and founder of IT services company Oakton and despite earlier selldowns, still owns about 7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6.80 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 and recovered to around $3.52.

Dick Honan: chairman of the family-owned Manildra, Australia's dominant producer of ethanol. Since 2002, the Honan companies have secured $65 million in ethanol grants. The BRW claims $367 million.

Arthur Hood:
departed as CEO of Lihir Gold in early 2010 and walked away with a $15 million golden handshake, comprising a termination payment of $2.3 million, a $1.3 million cash payment in lieu of rights that would be been awarded under his full-term contract, plus 3.5m shares that were previously awarded and are worth more than $10 million.

Anna Hookway: a shareholder of the Sydney-based fashion brand management company, Oroton Group, she entered into a deed with brothers Robert, Ross and Tom Lane, dated October 21, 2008 which requires them to act co-operatively with each other in relation to the consolidated entity's affairs. Under this deed, as at July 25, 2009, 11,944,859 or 29.22% of the issued shares are in their control which pushes the entity's wealth north of $72 million, and individually around $18 million.

Bianca Hope
: executive with Hancock Prospecting and eldest daughter of Gina Rinehart, they work alongside each other on the Hope Downs iron-ore joint venture projects with Rio Rinto.

Fraser Hopkins: co-founder of the Latina pata brand, he recently sold the Russell Drysdale painting Rocky McCormack for a reported $1.89 million. An astute art collector whose wealth continues to grow.

Jo Horgan: has stores across Australia for her cosmetics lines, Mecca Cosmetica and Kit Cosmetics. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Peter Hosking and Tony D'Antonio: co-owns Global Machinery Co, a company which imports DIY tools and sells them cheaply back in Australia. GMC have managed to enter and survive in the competitive US and UK markets by focusing on innovation. The BRW claims $270 million.

Robert Hosking: executive chairman and founder of Mt Martha-based Karoon Gas who owns about 12m shares or 8.38 %. The stock bottomed at $1.60 in November 2008 and recovered to $7.19, valuing his stake at above $85 million.

Scott Hosking: a former scrap-metal trader and founding director of Nexus Energy, he is also the chief financial officer and company secretary of Karoon Gas. He has a stake worth more than $80 million largely due to a large gas deposit discovered at the Poseidon well which is one of the biggest discoveries by a small Australian explorer.

Gil Hoskins: the former managing director of National Mutual made his real fortune in property development and playing the dotcom boom, especially in companies like Sausage Software.

John Houston: chairman of Sydney-based telecommunications products and services group Nexbis, formally known as Entertainment Media &Telecoms Corp, of which he owns about 61m shares. The stock peaked at almost 50c in August 2008 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at 20c in March 2009.

Sean Howard: BRW dumped the OzEmail founder, claiming some of his investments have struggled but we don't buy this, especially given the success of ventures such as Webcentral and Melbourne IT.

Anthony Howland-Rose: former chairman of Sydney-based Allegiance Mining who received $12.82 million with the well-timed sale of his 11.65m shares to Zinifex in 2007.

David Housego: the Worley Parsons finance director own 157,582 shares worth $8 million but he sold an additional 116,741 shares in 2006-07 and earns more than $1 million a year.

Vincent Hua: Vietnamese migrant who rose to be a top Commonwealth Bank trader pocketing up to $15 million a year until he went missing in action in 2007 before suing the bank for unfair dismissal.

Huddy family: founded and built Huddy's mining services business, which was sold to Industrea for $146 million. The BRW claims $147 million.

Jay Hughes
: executive director of colourful Perth-based stockbroker Euroz, who owns about 8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.75 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $10 million, bottomed at 60c in November 2008 and has improved to $1.40.

Tim Hughes: Reg Grundy's long-time offsider collected plenty when his production company was sold to Pearsons for $300 million-plus in 1995 and then copped another whack when Macquarie Bank picked up the regional radio empire in 2004. Now running listed marketing company Photon.

Dick Humphry: Australia's richest former auditor general made more than $20 million as the CEO who oversaw the demutualisation and float of that lucrative monopoly known as the ASX.

John Hunt: was registered as the owner of 33% of Primo Meats, but his former wife Marie Hunt launched a $50 million courrt claim for a bigger slice of the empire that was founded by the late Paul Lederer.

Reg Hunt: as well as racing for Maserati alongside Fangio in the 1956 Melbourne Grand Prix, this motoring enthusiast was for two decades Australia's biggest Holden dealer.

Ash Hunter:
owner of the Hunter 5 group of companies which owns Just Magazines Publishing a classifieds listings service for used vehicles and other equipment. Started by his father in 1989, readership has grown to more than 200,000, which has pushed his personal fortune beyond $55 million.

Ian Huntley: founder of Huntleys' Investment Information and Huntleys' Investment Company, he has provided commentary and recommendations to investors for more than 30 years.

Sam Hupert: managing director of the Melbourne-based Pro Medicus, leaders in e-health and digital imaging, who owns about 30m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.75 in March 2006 when he was worth more than $45 million, bottomed at 80c in December 2008 and recovered to around the same mark at 85c.

Hutchinson family:
the family founded Hutchinson Builders in 1912 and is now the largest privately owned construction company in Queensland. In 2010 the BRW claims $145 million.

Hyne family: owns one of Australia's largest timber companies which was established in Queensland 125 years-ago. Generating sales of over $120 million, the company has been mulling a public float or trade sale that could earn them more than $100 million.

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Patricia Ilhan: widow of Australia's best known mobile phone salesman, "Crazy John" Ilhan who died from a heart attack in 2007. The BRW claims $317 million but the recent sale to Vodafone sugggests this figure is inflated.

Nick Iloski
: owner and founder of the Glad Group which is one of the fastest-growing cleaning companies in Australia. Glad has risen to an $80 million turnover for 2007-08. A key to their success is the fact that they have secured large retail cleaning contracts in Sydney and then subcontract the work out to other individuals or cleaning companies. An ex-employee has been reported as saying how a majority of the cleaners contracted are foreign nationals who are not only vulnerable, but are also being exploited whilst Iloski's wife drives around in a new Maserati.

Keith Ince
: former County Natwest fund manager who co-founded Portfolio Partners in 1994 and then flogged it to Norwich Union for more than $100 million in 1998.

Inge family: Zig Inge was a homebuilder for many years before he moved into apartments for retirement villages which they family sold off to an unlisted fund, managed by Macquarie Capital Funds, for $641 million in 2007. They have added the historic Rivoli Theatre in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell to their portfolio for a reported $20.2 million. The BRW claims $435 million.

Ingham family: known through their poultry meat business, the Sydney-based Inghams hold about 30% of the market. Brothers Bob and Jack Ingham, are also major players in the thoroughbred racing industry until recently selling out to the Dubai royal family. The BRW claims $1.06 billion. Forbes valued at $US640m in March 2010.



Inglis family: have run the thoroughbred auctions in Sydney and Melbourne for years. Their headquarters in Sydney at Randwick is itself on real estate worth more than $100 million.

Bill Ireland: made plenty on paper in Challenger before Kerry Packer flicked him and then repeated the effort through the Mariner group and had all the trapping with the $10 million floating gin palace on Sydney harbour with six full time staff, the dark blue Porsche and the big property in the Southern Highlands. However, recently sold his Mosman mansion as Mariner teetered and the credit crunch hit.

Peter Irvine: managing director and co-founder of Gloria Jean's coffee retail outlets. Since obtaining the Australian rights for the business, the chain has grown, generating $85 million in revenue last year.

Jonathan & Candie Italiano: the private investors were reported by The AFR in early 2010 to be selling their Mosman Park mansion in Perth for an asking price of almost $9 million.

Silviu Itescue: director and chief scientific advisor for biotechnology group, Mesoblast, who owns about 37m shares or nearly 35%. The stock peaked at almost $2.50 in February 2007 when he was worth more than $70 million, bottomed at 50c in April 2008 and recovered to $2.10.

Peter Ivany: collected $70 million when cinema chain Hoyts was sold to Kerry Packer in 1999 in one of the Big Fella's worst deals. Now a professional investor with a wide range of plays as the new owners of the business he once ran continue to struggle.

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Hugh Jackman: tripled his yearly salary in 2007 as a film and musical actor, and co-runs Seed, a production company. Jackman owns property in New York, Melbourne and London. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Alan Jackson: the legendary former BTR CEO fell from grace after attempting to punch the Austrim CEO at a Christmas Party in 2002, but the pugnacious former Reserve Bank director did manage to offload more than $20 million worth of Austrim shares for a big profit before the stock tanked.

Edward Jacobson: top 20 shareholder of Carnarvon Petroleum who owns about 14m shares. The stock peaked at almost 80c in June 2008 when he was worth more than $10 million, bottomed at 25c in December 2008 and recovered to around 53c.

Guy Jalland: former PBL executive who was paid out $6.5 million in 2007/08.


Bill James
: another of the Flight Centre directors that has sold off a lot of his investment, and is writing a guide book on the Kokoda trail. The BRW claims $378 million.

Bob Jane: the former racing champion is worth more than $100 million, according to his estranged wife, thanks to the success of his tyre franchise business Bob Jane T-Mart.

Leigh Jasper & Robert Phillpot: founders of Aconex, an international broadband technology company which helps clients to organise and manage information efficiently, especially on major construction jobs. Made BRW Young Rich List

Richard Jenkins: this chap was never even a main board director of Macquarie Bank but after serving as one of the many internal executive directors for 15 years, his final payout was a handsome $7.4 million, almost of which of was accrued but deferred bonuses.

Alan Jennings:
pops up in the Sydney-based Gazal Corporation top 20 with about 2.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3 in March 2006 when he was worth more than $7.5 million, bottomed at $1.10 in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.25.

Francis Jennings: director and top 20 shareholder in the Hastie Group who owns about 9.3m shares or 4%. The stock peaked at almost $4.80 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $1 in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.79.

Thomas Jennings:
director and top 20 shareholder in the Hastie Group who owns about 9.3m shares or 4%. The stock peaked at almost $4.80 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $1 in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.79.

Will Jephcott: deputy chairman of Roc Oil who owns about 1.1m shares and made plenty more as an investment banker working along side Mike Tilley at Lloyds and Centaurus during the 1980s and 1990s. The stock peaked at almost $4.30 in August 2006 when he was worth more than $4 million, bottomed at 50c in December 2008 and recovered to around 67c.

Milan Jerkovic: CEO of Perth-based Straits Resources owns about 4.2m shares. The stock peaked at almost $8.40 in March 2008 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at 70c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.50.

Adam Johnson:
a director of Innamincka Petroleum who owns about 8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.50 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $10 million, bottomed at 15c in January 2009 and recovered to was around 17c.

David Johnson - Chairman and CEO of Campbell Soup Co from 1990-97 and still a figurehead leader to this day, whilst also sitting on the Colgate-Palmolive board alongside fellow Australian Jill Ker-Conway.

Mark Johnson: co-founded Macquarie Bank with chairman David Clarke and retired from full-time executive duties in 2007, whilst remaining on the board. Owns more than $40 million worth of Macquarie Bank shares and would be even richer if he hadn't sold about 800,000 shares for an estimated $30 million over the past seven years.

Walter Johnson and family: Walter was formerly the largest shareholder in Futuris, but the Perth-based farmer has now distributed an estimated $160 million stake across 20 different family members.

Daniel Johns: along with Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou formed their band at the age of 12, originally named the Innocent Criminals, which famously became Silverchair. Was also a part of the experimental band The Dissociatives.

Stephen Johns: the long-serving Westfield finance boss is now just a non-executive director but owns about 1.5m shares. The stock peaked at just above $23 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, and recovered to around $12.21. He also chairs Spark Infrastructure.

Alan Jones: the notorious shock jock is worth more than $30 million after pulling about $4 million a year from his radio gig and investing the proceeds wisely in various property plays. However, his shareholding in Macquarie Radio has plunged in recent times.

Peter Johnston: non-executive director of ASX 300 gold producing and exploration company Silver Lake Resources which operates in Western Australia's Mount Monger and Murchison regions. Held a stake worth almost $10 million in late 2010.



Clive Jones: managing director of Bannerman Resources, an iron-ore wannabe in the Pilbara, who owns about 12.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4 in February 2008 when he was worth more than $45 million, bottomed at 30c in November 2008 and in January 2010 is back above 70c.

Daniel Jones: former member of band Savage Garden, Jones now runs Meridien Musik, a music production business. Made BRW Young Rich List.

George Jones: non executive chairman of Perth based Gindalbie Metals, who owns about 13m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.90 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $220 million, bottomed at 32c in October 2008 and recovered to around $1. He is also non executive chairman of Perth based Sundance Resources where he owns about 15.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost 85c in June 2007 when he was worth more than $10million, bottomed at 8c in December 2008 and recovered to around 14c.

Greg Jones: the founder of Rams home loans and finance director of Allco, pocketed $45 million from the RAMS float, and also sold a Sydney property in Bellevue Hill for around $10 million.

John Jones: a director of Troy Resources whose stake was worth more than $20 million in late 2010.

Rod Jones
: managing director of listed education provider Navitas, formerly known as IBT Education, who owns about 55m shares. The stock bottomed at $1.80 in May 2008 but recovered to around $4.40 valuing his stake at above $220 million.

Scott Jones:
executive General Manager of Student Recruitment for Navitas, who owns about 2.7m shares which pushes his wealth north of $10 million based on the share price of $4.40.

Robert Jordan: the Australasian managing director of Westfield owns 725,000 shares. The stock peaked at just above $23 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, and bottomed to around $12.21. He also gets paid more than $4 million a year.

Peter Joseph
: chairman of Perth-based Dominion Mining, who owns about 11m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6.70 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $70 million, bottomed at $2 in November 2008 and recovered to around $3.18.

Peter Joss: beginning his own glass-making business after parting ways with his brother, this business became the basis of his stake in the building-products group McIlwraith-Davey. Since sold, he has ventured into property investment.

Stephen Joyce: a high profile member of the Exclusive Brethren and a director of UBT, the Brethren's Universal Business System which offers such services as coaching and computers (with connection only to the internet through the Brethren's own portal). All of the UBT directors are well off and Joyce owns businesses such as Jaybro, Orange Hire and Cambridge Graphics. Stephen is also the grandson of William Leslie Joyce who owned Mastercraft Chocolates before selling it in January 1961 Lifesavers for a tidy sum. Stephen was born on December 31, 1961 and is very clever, having also worked hard for what he has. WL Joyce was killed in a 1984 car accident and his successors remain divided based on their involvement with the Brethren.

Judd family: from the Glengallen station near Warwick in Queensland, recently purchased 'Ellerby', a Darling Downs property for $3.3 million. They are looking to establish a dairy on the 907 hectare property.

Juniper family
: made their fortune as leading Queensland property developers. Specialising in high-end residential developments, they continue to grow through property including Sea Temple Resorts. The BRW claims $555 million.

Ian & Leigh Junk: the brothers made their fortune in the resources industry in Western Australia and now hold senior positions in Australasian Resources. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Paul Jury: a former executive director of NSW-based coal exporter Resource Pacific, who made more than $20 million from the Xstrata takeover at the top of the resources boom.

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Con Kafataris: of Darwin-based Centrebet International who owns about 52m shares or 59.74%. The stock peaked at just above $2.80 in May 2007 when he was worth more than $100 million, bottomed at $1 in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.50.

John Kahlbetzer: agribusiness mogul who owns one Australia's largest property portfolios, Twynam Agricultural Group, with over 400,000 hectares. The BRW claims $730 million.

Kailis family: Michael and Patricia were pioneers in the lobster industry in WA, which founded the family's fortune. The business has expanded into pearl farming, combining fishing and fashion. In 2010 the BRW claims $168 million.

Anthony Kaiser: fund manager of a local Melbourne hedge fund, the Kaiser Fund. It is listed with assets of $1.6 billion. Given the performance metrics for the fund, he must be worth considerably more than $10m.

John Kaldor: pioneered Macquarie Bank's push into infrastructure, this Sydneysider recently donated an art collection worth more than $35 million to the Art Gallery of NSW and the National Gallery of Australia.

Kantor family: her brother, Rupert Murdoch, bought Anne Kantor out of the family company Cruden Investments for about $200 million in the 1990s. Charitable and philanthropic, the Kantor family have a strong interest in the arts scene in Melbourne, plus funded The Climate Institute. The BRW claims $355 million.

Anthony Karam: managing director of TMA Group, formally Mark Sensing Ltd, owns about 947m shares. In 2010 when the price per share was 3c, his wealth was north of $25 million.

Theo Karedis: he made his fortune through the buy out of the Theo's Liquor retail chain by Coles Myer for more than $200 million. The BRW claims $338 million.

Karidis family: founder of the largest property development and investment businesses in South Australia, Karidis Corporation, which has interests in retirement living accommodation, car parking, residential and commercial properties. In the past 40 years they built 5,000 structures are estimeted to be worth around $300 million.



Melissa Karlson: daughter of the late Perth-based billionaire Bill Wyllie who is responsible for the Wyllie Group's extensive national investment portfolio.

Nonda Katsalidis: Melbourne architect in vogue and also has a one-third interest in the giant Eureka Tower. However, a recent divorce did take a chunk out of his fortune.

Peter Kazacos
: founder of Australia's largest IT outsourcer, Kaz Computer Services, which was eventually taken over by Telstra.

John Kearney: owns four city commercial properties in Sydney, including the Block Arcade and adjoining outlets. However, these are dwarfed by his largely rural property holdings near the Gold Coast.

Ben Keighran
: a technology whiz-kid who was writing software programs at 10 years of age. He is the founder of IT company Bluepulse and is worth more than $25 million.

Chris Kelaher
: managing director of of Australian Wealth Management, which merged with IOOF Holdings in April 2009, owns about 18.3m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.10 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $50 million, and bottomed at 70c in December 2008.

Andrew Kelly: beginning selling car radios at local markets, he opened the first of many Strathfield Car Radio stores in 1980. He lost heavily in the dotcom crash, but has hung onto a residual fortune.

Gail Kelly: CEO of Westpac who owns about 1.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $31 in December 2007 when she was worth more than $45 million, bottomed at $15 in February 2009 and recovered to around $24.

Andrew Kemeny:
sold his house in Vaucluse, Sydney, to Socceroo Luke Wilkshire, who paid $6.3m. The property was passed in at auction a year ago when the asking price was $8.2m, but still made a decent profit of nearly 100%.

Russell Kempnich
: founder and chairman of Queensland-based Sedgman, a leading provider of multi-disciplinary engineering, project delivery and operations services to the global resources industry, who owns about 19.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.20 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $70 million, bottomed at 50c in January 2009 and recovered to around $1.41.

Kennard family: from humble beginnings, patriarch Walter built Kennards Hire into one of Australia's largest and most respected hire companies, with over 60 branches across Australia. Teamed up in 1994 with Valad Property Group in a deal worth $215 million, acquiring 24 properties under the Miller's Self Storage brand. However, the family is now buying back the portfolio, suggesting they are seriously wealthy.

Brian Kennedy: non-executive director of ASX 300 gold producing and exploration company Silver Lake Resources which operates in Western Australia's Mount Monger and Murchison regions. Held a stake worth almost $10 million in late 2010.

Andrew Kent: chairman of Perth-based Aspermont, who owns about 110m shares. The stock peaked at almost 55c in January 2008 when he was worth more than $55 million, and bottomed at around 13c.

George Kepper: made his fortune when he sold a 51% stake in the networking equipment business he founded, Datacraft, in the 1990s. The BRW claims $231 million.

Reg Kermode: chairman of Sydney-based Cabcharge Australia,
he owns about 1.1m shares. The stock peaked at almost $14 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $14 million, bottomed at $5.20 in February 2009 recovered to around $5.71.

Harry Kewell: arguably Australia's best-known soccer player of his generation who has made tens of millions playing in the English Premier League for the likes of Leeds and Liverpool. In 2009 he earned $9.5 million with Turkish club Galatasaray. The BRW claims $54 million.

Kidman family
: an empire started by Sir Sidney Kidman more the 100 years ago. This pastoral giant's land equalled about 4% of Australia's land mass at the peak.

Nicole Kidman: a well-known Hollywood actress who also heads production company Blossom Films, and earns close to $20 million a film. The BRW claims $289 million.

Charles Kiefel: the former ANZ Securities privatisation advocate made some very handy profits getting in early on the private equity bandwagon.

Michael Kiernan: the former trucker turned mining entreprenuer built up significant value in Territory Resources but then came a cropper when Monarch Gold fell over and now just trying to preserve what is left.

Thomas Sie Po Kiing: he joined the board of Melbourne IT in 2002 and owns more than 5m shares. The stock peaked at just above $4.20 in June 2007 when they were worth more than $20 million, bottomed at $1.50 in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.60.

Heather Killen - Jim Killen's daughter is a former AFR journalist who rose to become a vice-president of Yahoo! during the dotcom boom and is now managing partner of Hemisphere Capital, a London-based boutique firm providing capital, funding and connections to IT and digital media-related firms. Also a director of ITV and used to work for Salomon Brothers in New York.

Craig Kimberley: the Just Jeans founder sold his business way too cheaply to private equity in 2001, but he's still worth plenty.

David King: founding director and geophysicist of SA-based Sapex petroleum, he recently pocketed around $5 million in cash and shares from the sell-out to the much over-hyped Linc Energy.

David King: director of Eastern Star Gas who owns about 20.4m shares. The stock bottomed at 20c in October 2008 but has since recovered back towards $1 courtesy of the gas boom which pushes his wealth north of $20 million.

Grant King: CEO of Origin Energy who earns more than $4 million a year and owns over 300,000 shares, worth about $5 million, after the recent $US5 billion Queensland gas deal with ConocoPhilips.

Larry and Pamela King: husband and wife who were the founders of NSW-based builder Beechwood Homes, which is now in voluntary administration with debts of around $70 million.


John Kinghorn: founder of the failed Allco Finance Group but his major play was building mortgage originator Rams Home Loans which he floated just before the global credit crisis, pocketing more than $600 million. The BRW claims $536 million.

David Kingston: the former Rothschilds investment banker is estimated by colleagues to be worth about $150 million in his new life as a publican, media investor and professional director.

Kirby family: from humble beginnings of an inner-city motorcycle workshop, Sir James Kirby turned the business into a significant manufacturing enterprise, which has since been sold. Today, the family has many diversified interests, including heavy investment in the Hungerford Hill winery in NSW. The BRW claims $223 million.

Roc Kirby and sons: the family still controls Village Roadshow and own about 159.5m shares. The stock peaked at just above $3.40 in May 2007 when they were worth more than $450 million, bottomed at $1 in December 2008, and recovered to just above $2. The BRW claims $327 million.

Greg Kirk: former CEO of the financial planning division of Challenger Financial Services, he pocketed $3.6 million in the last year which included a short term bonus of $3 million. This was awarded for his contribution to the sale of the CFS financial planning division.

Ross Smyth-Kirk: chairman of mining company Kingsgate whose stake was worth more than $50 million in late 2010.






Robert Kirkby: departed BHP-Billiton in December 2006 with a very handy 770,000 shares. The stock peaked at almost $49 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $37 million, bottomed at $21 in December 2008 and recovered to around $40.

Geoff Kleeman: former PBL executive who was paid $5.55 million upon leaving in 2007/08.

Jacob Klein: managing director of Sydney-based Sino Gold, which was fully acquired by Canadian gold miner Eldorado Gold in 2009. Sino Gold shareholders received 0.55 of share in Eldorado for each share. His stake exceeded 1m shares so he would have received 550,000 shares in Eldorado, and recovered to around $14.20 valuing his stake at almost $8 million.

Jurgen Klein: using a combination of science and horticulture he successfully created the cosmetics company of Jurlique International, which was backed by Kerry Packer for a while but then ran into big problems with the ACCC.

Marius Kloppers: the new CEO of BHP-Billiton is on a salary package of more than $7 million a year and has an equity play worth more than $15 million.

Steve Kloss: CEO of Melbourne-based Pentana Solutions, which also owns carservice.com.au, which specialises in the supply and development of automotive computer systems tailored to Asia Pacific dealerships. He owns about 2.4m shares in carsales.com.au worth about $10 million.

David Knappick
: former chief financial officer of Felix Resources, a former Australian resources company which was purchased by China's Yanzhou Coal in 2009. He benefited greatly from the sale and in 2010 the BRW claims $234 million.

Knowles family: held a substantial portfolio of retirement properties which was sold to the Stockland Group in 2007 for $389 million. The BRW claims $452 million.

Paul Kopejtka
: executive chairman of Perth-based Murchison Metals owns about 20.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $120 million, bottomed at 50c in December 2008 but had recovered to around $2.30.

Peter Kotzias: a developer in Sydney's eastern suburbs who listed his four bedroom harbourfront penthouse in Rose Bay to sell for $6.5 million in mid-2010.

Kornhauser family: HSP Property Group is a private company of this family that has strong interests in Queensland courtesy of the late Eddie Kornhauser's pioneering high-rise property developments on the Gold Coast in the 1970s. The BRW claims $336 million.


Steve Koroknay: the managing director of emerging oil and gas company Anzon Australian , which was taken over in an off market deal with ROC Oil. He owned 3.4m shares in Anzon and was paid more than $800,000 a year.

George Koukis
: chairman of the Temenos Group which sells banking software, with an annual salary of $1.3 million and nearly 2.5m shares, his wealth is north of $250 million. The BRW claims $289 million.

Sam Kurtz: owns at least 25 retail properties ranging from Mornington to Malvern. He has no debt and heaps of cash in the till.

Michael Kroger: the Liberal Party powerbroker still owns about 7m shares in the old emitch, worth almost $10 million, and also made a pile out of Moldflow and his short-lived child care play.

Lionel Krongold - former owner of KH Stramit Limited, one of Australia's largest steel manufacturing companies, and now executive chairman of the Krongold Group of Companies, a privately owned Melbourne based Investment Company. Lionel is a current member of the Epworth Hospital Medical Foundation, a past director of the Essendon Football Club and has served on the boards of various companies both private and public.

Ted Kunkel: the former Foster's CEO retired in 2005 with a $3.4 million termination benefit and super, holiday pay and long service totalling more than $12 million after spending his career with the company. Now pursues private developments and sits on the Billabong International and Visy Industries boards.

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Lee LaFrate: energetic stockbroker and racing enthusiast who collected more than $20 million from the sale of his 1.868m shares in the Melbourne-based fund manager, Treasury Group.

Laidlaw family: Australia's oldest manufacturer of work wear, Yakka was owned by this Melbourne family until it was sold to Pacific Brands for $280 million in 2007. Would be worth half that today. The BRW claims $280 million.

Lamb family: owning the Australian rights to technology that allows advertisement tracking, continues a history of media investment. The Lamb family once owned Sydney's 2UE and Brisbane's 4BC, along with regional television stations in Newcastle and Adelaide.

Rodney Lamb
: former executive director of Queensland-based Sedgman, a leading provider of multi-disciplinary engineering, project delivery and operations services to the global resources industry, who owns about 15.2m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.20 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $60 million, bottomed at 50c in January 2009 and in recovered to around $1.41.

Barry Lambert: executive chairman of Count Financial and owns about 90m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.50 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $270 million, bottomed at 95c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.39. Retired as a non-executive director in 2006. The BRW claims $211 million.

Robert Lane: a shareholder of the Sydney-based fashion brand management company, Oroton Group, he entered into a deed with brothers Ross and Tom Lane, and sister Anna Hookway, dated October 21, 2008 which requires them to act co-operatively with each other in relation to the consolidated entity's affairs. Under this deed, as at July 25, 2009, 11,944,859 or 29.22% of the issued shares are in their control which pushes the entity's wealth north of $72 million, and individually around $18 million.

Ross Lane: executive chairman of the Sydney-based fashion brand management company, Oroton Group, he entered into a deed with brothers Robert and Tom Lane, and sister Anna Hookway, dated October 21, 2008 which requires them to act co-operatively with each other in relation to the consolidated entity's affairs. Under this deed, as at July 25, 2009, 11,944,859 or 29.22% of the issued shares are in their control which pushes the entity's wealth north of $72 million, and individually around $18 million.

Tom Lane:
a shareholder of the Sydney-based fashion brand management company, Oroton Group, he entered into a deed with brothers Ross and Robert Lane, and sister Anna Hookway, dated October 21, 2008 which requires them to act co-operatively with each other in relation to the consolidated entity's affairs. Under this deed, as at 25 July 2009, 11,944,859 or 29.22% of the issued shares are in their control which pushes the entity's wealth north of $72 million, and individually around $18 million.

John Langley: the son of Gina Rinehart, he has an MBA and has been seen recently driving trucks in the Pilbara ironfields learning his mother's business from the ground up.

Stewart Langton: founder and now general manager of the online wine auction business, Langton's, recently agreed to sell to Woolworths thus expanding their Dan Murphy's retail liquor business. He founded the business in 1998 with Mark Robinson and rejected many offers for a buyout, but sold to Wollie's for a reported $13 million.

Peter Lansom: executive-director of Eastern Star Gas who owns about 7.5m shares. The stock bottomed at 20c in October 2008 but has since recovered back towards $1 courtesy of the gas boom which pushes his wealth to around $10 million.

Peter Larsen: education industry veteran who is now a non-executive director of listed education provider Navitas, formerly known as IBT Education. He owns about 31m shares. The stock bottomed at $1.80 in May 2008 and recovered to around $4.40 valuing his stake at above $120 million. In 2010 the BRW claims $155 million.

Greg Lasrado: former internet porn-king who amassed a modest property portfolio in Brisbane and was also a donor to the ALP.


Leon Lau: the founder of recruiter company People Bank he owns about 15m shares. He also owns a stake in Village Roadshow worth around $47 million.

John Laws: making $5 million a year through shock jockery and endorsements for a decade is handy, but the now-retired Golden Tonsils is also a very smart property investor who has amassed a large, growing and valuable portfolio over the years.

John Leaper: the Chairman of TLC Aged Care since 1995, and along with his wife Jenny, they have become one of the most successful providers of Residential Aged Care in Victoria. Formerly John was President of the Aged Care Association of Victoria and Vice President of the federal body for several years.

David Leckie: like Nick Falloon, pocketed plenty after getting fired from Channel Nine and has made millions as CEO of Channel Seven, although the share options are now well out of the money.

Paul Lederer
: the son of Primo Meats founder Andrew Lederer who has recently stepped up to become a major supplier to Coles. The BRW claims $225 million.

Lee family
: the late Ken Lee founded the Bing Lee Electronics retail chain which did well in NSW and the ACT. The BRW claims $258 million.

Christopher Lee: one of the founders of accounting software group MYOB who has made a small fortune out of its success over the years and was able to retire in April 2007.

Dr Patrick Lee: this Queensland doctor from Caboolture has a portfolio of property and shares worth more than $10 million.

Deborah Lei: owner of the East West Group of companies which has several major developments around Ipswich, Queensland. She is also involved in international trade and investment consultation and is Ipswich City Council's honorary business ambassador to China. A financial contributer to the ALP, she has used her political connections to promote her cause.

Isi Leibler
: from humble beginnings in a shop in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine, he built Jetset Tours group into large business which he sold to Air New Zealand in 1997.

Rod Leissle and John Tyrrell: behind the phenomenal ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again which now has 5 franchises playing at any one time around the globe.

Dudley Leitch
: managing director of Kings Minerals, involved in the exploration and development of gold, silver, and base metals in Mexico and Australia, who owned about 38m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.10 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at 6c in December 2008 and recovered to around 18c.

Niall Lenehan: the former finance director of Kingsgate Consolidated, Goldfields and AurionGold has hit real pay dirt since joining African coal miner Riversdale Mining. He owns about 3m shares. The stock peaked at almost $12 in July 2008, bottomed at $1.80 in December 2008 and had recovered to around $7.47 valuing his stake north of $20 million.

Anthony Lennon: executive director and chairman of Peet Ltd property developers with around 70m shares. In 2008 he purchased a property in up-market Toorak for $7 million so he can demolish it to make way for his tennis court. The BRW claims $325 million but the recent gas scandal in one Melbourne development and the broader property crash has sent the share price tumbling. The stock peaked at almost $4.50 in November 2006 when he was worth more than $300 million, bottomed at $1.40 in December 2008 and recovered to around $2.10.

Peter Leonhardt: chairman of Carnarvon Petroleum who owns about 28m shares. The stock peaked at almost 80c in June 2008 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 25c in December 2008 and recovered to around 53c.

Peter Lester: the former Oxiana Resources corporate general manager owned 1.3m shares which were worth more than $2 million when the stock peaked at around $4 in mid-2007, before his wealth plunged after the ill-fated merger with Zinifex to create Oz Minerals just as the resources bubble was bursting.

Stephen Leung
: private investor and part-time property developer, he sold the Australian Natives Association building in Elizabeth Street Melbourne last year for a reported $9.6 million.

Richard Leupen
: the managing director of engineering and facilities management company United Group has a share wealth of more than $30 million after a 2008 near margin call forced a major sell-down.

Michelle Levine
: the CEO of Roy Morgan Research who owns 10% of the profitable research business and is also a director of both Haoma Mining and Kitchener Mining, which have been a financial black hole over the years.

Robin Levison: managing director and CEO of Queensland-based mining products and services group Industrea, owns about 14.8m shares which alone puts his wealth close to $10 million in March 2010.

Solomon Lew: a billionaire retail investor with the Midas touch, Solly has made big money over the years in everything from Coles Myer, Witchery, Nine West, Just Group, Housewares International and Colorado. Recently bought control of Just Group. The 2010 BRW claims $1.49billion. Forbes valued at $US1bn in March 2010.

Lewis family: the Sydney family's wealth has been built by the Lewis Land property group which has strong interests all over Australia. The BRW claims $600 million.

Geoff Lewis: co-founder and managing director of Perth-based IT out-sourcing company ASG Group. He owns about 14.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at 40c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.29.

Justin Lewis: the former head of strategy at Allco Finance Group owned 1.04 million that peaked in value at $13.5m when the stock cracked $13 in early 2007. Allco collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.


Bill Lewski: Max Green's former business partner has made a nice comeback in the retirement industry and deals with Babcock & Brown Communities have delivered him almost $100 million, although his old empire is now run by Lend Lease.

Liberman family: smart investment strategies and excellent timing have built the family's multi-billion dollar fortune, which began in Melbourne after the arrival of Jack Liberman who fled Poland as a holocaust survivor. The BRW claims $2.2 billion.

David Liddy
: the Bank of Queensland CEO owns about 1.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $19.50 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at $8 in December 2008 and recovered to around $11.

Allen Linz: born in South Africa, he is acquiring prominent Sydney property with his Melbourne-based Eco-Villages Australia Pty Ltd.



Paul Little
: he part-purchased Toll Transport for just $1.5 million in 1986 and is now the largest shareholder and CEO of Toll Holdings which has turnover of more then a $1 billion annually. He owns about 37m shares. The stock peaked at almost $14 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $500 million, bottomed at $5 in November 2008 and recovered to around $8.80. The BRW claims $875 million. Forbes valued at $US680m in March 2010.

Eduard Litver: part-owner of Eco-Villages Australia Pty Ltd, a rapidly expanding property development company.

Andrew Liveris: Darwin-born and Brisbane-raised lad who has risen to be CEO of Dow Chemical and also sits on the 17-strong Citigroup board.

Mark Lochtenberg: managing director of Cockatoo Coal who owns about 37.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.20 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $37 million, bottomed at 20c in November 2008 and recovered to around $2.10.

Mark Logiudice: head of property developer Crawford's Group, he is joining the Sovereign Hotels Group board. He received a major interest in the company that has an estimated worth of $100 million with a mix of freeholds and leaseholds of pubs across Melbourne.

John Longhurst
: majority shareholder in the south east Queensland shopping mall giant, the Hyperdome. A shrewd investor, in 1974 he purchased an 85 hectare site in Coomera, the site of the Dreamworld theme park, which he sold in 1989. The BRW claims $415 million.

Luc Longley: retired from basketball in 2001, after 11 seasons in the NBA, including a number of Chicago Bulls premierships playing along side Michael Jordon. Longley now stands up for environmental causes across Australia.

Geoffrey Lord
: John Elliott's former right hand man who got out of Elders with a tidy pile and now has an extensive share portfolio through his Belgravia Group, along with interests including formal wear, corporate apparel, gym equipment, fitness centre management and taxis.

Peter Lord: non-executive director of Clive Peeters electrical discount chain who has a share holding of around 41.6 million. The stock peaked at almost $3.50 in May 2007 when he was worth more than $140 million, bottomed at 10c in December 2008 and recovered to around 43c.

Andrew Love: has been making plenty for years as a partner at insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson but also owns 345,000 shares in booming African coal miner Riversdale Mining and has in-the-money options over a further 550,000 shares which together delivered him about $8 million on paper before the resources bubble burst. The stock peaked at almost $12 in July 2008 when he was worth more than $4 million, bottomed at $1.80 in December 2008 and had recovered to around $7.47.

John Love:
the former head of shipping at Allco Finance Group owned 2.75 million that peaked in value at $35.7m when the stock cracked $13 in early 2007. Allco collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.


Frank Lowy: born in Czechoslovakia, Frank had his first taste of retailing working in his mother's grocery store. He arrived in Sydney in 1952 with a small suitcase, little English and no money. Driving a delivery truck, he saved enough money to open a small delicatessen in outer-suburban Blacktown with friend John Saunders. This business was the humble beginnings of the shopping centre giant Westfield. He owns around 179m shares. The stock peaked at just above $23 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $4 billion, bottomed at $12.30 in January 2009. He moved past James Packer in 2008 to become Australia's richest man after the Fortescue Metals share price tanked. Forbes valued at $US3.6bn in March 2010. The 2010 BRW claims $5 billion.


Alistair Lucas: lost the power struggle to run Macquarie Bank's investment banking division to rival Nicholas Moore but still made tens of millions from his long service in the Millionaire Factory's Melbourne offfice and is doing just as well at Goldman Sachs-JB Were as vice-chairman.

Chris Lucas: made his pile selling The Botanical Hotel in Melbourne for $16 million to the failed Cornerstone Group in 2007 and owns a Toorak mansion in St Georges Road said to be worth close to $20 million.

Baz Luhrmann: has become one of Australia's leading film directors responsible for Strickly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and the recent epic Australia.

Andrew Lukas: non-executive director of AJ Lucas Group, an Australian leader in horizontal directional drilling for the resources industry, who owns about 6.2m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $3.20 in October 2008 and has improved to $3.30.

Charlie & Grace Lund: these pastoralists are Queensland-based and their operations centre around cattle. They appeared on 2008 Queensland Rich List which claimed they were worth well over $100 million.

Michael Luscombe: the Woolworths CEO owns 408,290 fully paid shares and he is on more than $4 million a year. The stock peaked at almost $35 in December 2008 when he was worth more than $12 million, bottomed at $23 in July 2008 and recovered to around $26.13.

Iris Lustig
: daughter of the late Ted Lustig who developed Melbourne properties such as Box Hill Central shopping centre, The Park Hyatt and The Grand Hyatt. The BRW claims $379 million.

Chris Lynch: quit as BHP-Billiton finance director on $4.6 million a year after missing out on the top job and now running Transurban but holds more than $15 million worth of BHP shares.

Mark Lynch
: managing director and CEO of Citigold Corporation who together with John Lynch had a share wealth that peaked at more than $100 million in 2007-08.

Lyons family: the assets are tied up in an estate but the direct shareholding in Tattersall's at the time of the float was worth almost $80 million and tens of millions have been distributed from poker machine profits over the past 15 years.

Darryn Lyons: the wild man from Geelong began his photographic career with the Geelong Advertiser. He moved to London and established his business, Big Pictures, which is now one the world's biggest celebrity photo agencies.

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Sherman Ma: the litigious founder of Liberty Financial, which has 65% of the low-doc loans market in Australia, was trying to get a float away in 2007 with a lofty $700 million valuation, but this is now a mirage after the sub-prime crisis and co-investor Macquarie Bank fell out with the founder. In 2010 the BRW claims $104 million.

Peter MacGregor:
the former planning lawyer owns a $200 million Queensland residential property development Seaspray on the Capricorn coast. He has sold almost half the 400 dwellings for between $400,00 - $750,000.

Chris Mackay: the former boss of UBS in Australia rode the credit boom nicely and is the chairman of fund manager Magellan Financial Group. His shares are worth almost $17 million in March 2010.

David Mackay - born in Hamilton, New Zealand, he studied business at Charles Stuart University and joined Kellogg Australia as group product manager in 1985. He left to become managing director of Sara Lee in Australia, but returned to Kellogg in 1998 as managing director, Kellogg Australia. He's now President and Chief Operating Officer of Kelloggs globally.

Adrian MacKenzie: Australian head of private equity firm CVC, which controls PBL Media, in 2008 he purchased a substantial parcel of land in the Southern Highlands for a reported $5 million.

Dennis Mackenzie: managing director of CSG, an information, communications and technology business that began in 1988 as a Xerox business centre based in Darwin, who owns about 51m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.90 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $90 million, bottomed at 45c in January 2009 and recovered to around $1.85. In 2010 the BRW claims $128 million.

Mackinnon family: having owned the prized 2630 ha Kaladbro Estate property in Western Victoria for 150 years, a $25 million offer from Qatar-based Hassad Food proved too tempting in early 2010.

Hugh Maclachlan: he heads Australia's largest privately owned rural property group with 4.7 million hectres and is Australia's largest wool producer. The BRW claims $247 million.

Penny Maclagan: a former maths teacher, she joined Computershare, which was founded by her brother, and is now a director and large shareholder who owns about 16m shares. The stock bottomed at $6.20 in December 2008 and recovered to around $11.88 valuing her stake at above $190 million.

Bruce Maclaren



: owner of Brisbane Steel Fabrications, he has seen a decade of steady rise in his business. He has a small property portfolio which places his wealth upwards of $30 million.

Elle Macpherson: once known globally as 'The Body' and an archetypal supermodel, she has continued to grow her wealth through her business nous and the establishment of retail lingerie giant Bendon.

John Mactaggert: Technology One director and foundation investor who owns about 67m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.30 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $60 million, bottomed at 66c in December 2008 and recovered to around 76c.

Ross McDiven: sold his Multiplex shares for about $5 million to Canadian firm Brookfield in the 2007 takeover and was paid many millions more as an executive before and after the takeover.

Magid family: Ambitious Property Developments generated much of this Melbourne family's wealth. Developing Esso house in Sydney into apartments, and Fountain Gate shopping centre in Melbourne are two of their bigger plays. The BRW claims $393 million.

Nathan Mahalingam
: managing director of Perth-based Mission Biofuels, who owns about 24.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.80 in May 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at 20c in December 2008 and recovered to around 40c.

Con and Ross Makris: a big player in the Adelaide property market, establishing the Makris Group. Owning an array of office bulidings and shopping centres in an around Adelaide. The 2010 BRW claims $1.02 billion.

Michael Malone: the founder and CEO of Perth-based IiNet, Australia's third biggest ISP after Telstra and Optus, still owns almost 50m shares in the company. The stock peaked at almost $2.60 in March 2008 when he was worth more than $100 million, bottomed at $1.10 in January 2009 and recovered to around $2.

Kevin Maloney: executive chairman and managing director of MAC Services Group, suppliers of accomodation services to industry, who owns about 86.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.90 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $330 million, bottomed at 80c in December 2008 and recovered to around $2.25. The BRW claims $276 million.

Kim and Cyril Maloney: Sydney hotelliers who have benefitted from the pokies and own a string of CBD properties. The BRW claims $422 million.

Roy Manassen: another food king, his Manassen Foods Australia is one of Australia's biggest food importers and wholesalers distributing 85 brands nationally including iconic brands such as Twinings Tea, Carrs Crackers and Trident Sauces. Owns a $15 million house in Mosman. In 2010 the BRW claims $224 million.

David Mandie: he made his first fortune distributing perfume and cigarettes in the 1940s but then in 1953 bought the James Richardson Corporation and turned the company into a very successful duty-free retailing business. The BRW claims $238 million.

Anthony Manini: the former Oxiana Resources exploration and resources general manager owned 4.6m shares which were worth more than $16 million when the stock peaked at around $4 in mid-2007, before his wealth plunged after the ill-fated merger with Zinifex to create Oz Minerals just as the resources bubble was bursting.

Grahame Mapp: known as an "accumulator of wealth", a shrewd investor with the majority of his wealth in shares. The BRW claims $415 million.

Marchant family:
large land holder with substantial cotton and horse breeding interests based around Goondiwindi in Queensland.

David Mariner: was responsible for the re-development of the historic Regent Theatre in Melbourne. This property developer has a diverse property portfolio with The Mariner Group, but arguably should have gone broke in the 1990s but for the generosity of the Commonwealth Bank.

Peter Marriott: the long-time ANZ executive and chief financial officer owns shares which, in March 2010, were worth about $13 million.

Gordon Martin: chairman of Coogee Chemicals and chancellor of Perth's Curtin University. The BRW claims $452 million.

John Martin - managing director of Standard Chartered Bank in London. Brisbane-school energy banker who did 26 years with ABN Amro and represents the British oil industry on the World Petroleum Council.

Mitchel Martin-Weber: owner of Inenco, the holding company for Australia's leading bearing, power transmission, driveline and hose, fasteners and sealing componentry supplier.

Domenic Martino: chairman of Clive Palmer's iron ore hopeful Australasian Resources who owns 11.5 million options exercisable at $1.18. When the stock peaked he was worth than $10 million. Was the CEO of Deloittes forced out after the dotcom boom after a series of Walkley Award-winning reports by The Australian's Geoff Elliott.

Peter Mason: chairman of AMP and one of the original "Fab Four" who built and profited nicely from the sale of Ord Minnett to what is now JP Morgan.




Roger Massy-Greene: the former chairman and major shareholder of Excel Coal before it was taken over in 2007.

Michael Masterman: the CEO of ASX-listed Po Valley Energy owns about 26m shares in the company which aspires to find gas in Italy. A great mate of Andrew Forrest through their ill-fated time at Anaconda Nickel together. The stock peaked at almost $2.25 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at $1 in December 2008 and recovered to was around $1.57.

Kerrie Mather: the salary of the Macquarie Airports CEO is not disclosed because she is on secondment from Macquarie Group, but after five years of spectacular performance she must be worth more than $10 million based on the Millionaire Factroy bonus system.

Phil Mathews: rumoured as being Australia's newest billionaire, he was behind the world's best performing fund as rated by Bloomberg before the resources bubble burst in late 2008. Mathews was a substantial share holder is Santos, Nexus Energy, Arrow energy and also owned more tha 10% of Renison Mining House. He lives in Mosman in Sydney and runs Mathews Capital out of Bell Potter's Sydney office. Moreover, he cleaned up to the tune of over $100 million by punting in gaming technologies giant Aristocrat.

Richard Mathews: the former chief executive of mining IT firm Mincom collected $26.8 million when it was sold to a US private equity firm for $315 million in 2007.

Bruce Mathieson: born into a farming family, he left school when he was 13 to become a toolmaker. At 31, he purchased his first hotel after being refused accommodation in a pub because he had children. This billionaire former business partner of Alan Bond now manages Australia's biggest pubs and pokies empire for majority shareholder Woolworths. The 2010 BRW claims $1 billion. Forbes valued at $US680m in March 2010.

Don Mathieson:
benefited to the tune of $175 million from the sale of Melbourne-based glass processing company Don Mathieson & Staff Glass Glass to CSR in 2008. He is the younger brother of pokies king Bruce.

Christina & Richard Matta
: own Perfume Empire, a perfume brand and a pharmacy chain. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Peter Mattick
: co-founder of Salmat, Australia's largest company specialising in management of call centres, mailing of bank statements, advertising material and catalogues. He owns about 36m shares. The stock peaked at almost $5.20 in August 2007 when he was worth more than $150 million, bottomed at $2.60 in August 2008 and recovered to around $3.95. The BRW claims $280 million.

Peter Mavridis: after working in the US for two years, Mavridis noticed a gap in the Australian market for purely information technology firms, and moved back to start business S Central. The company boasts clients Telstra, Priceline and ANZ. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Michael Maxwell
: part of Babcock & Brown ,
he leads the team in charge of the Australian and European property division but was dumped by BRW in 2008 and has seen the value of his shares crash during the credit crisis as Babcock imploded under a pile of debt. The stock collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.

Mcalary family: the late Frank Mcalary was formerly a Queen's counsel who owned parcels of rural land in WA and NSW. As a large shareholder in Felix Resources, he was paid hansomely when they were purchased by Yanzhou Coal. In 2010 the BRW claims $184 million.

Jay McAlister: owns Imoda Group, which splits into Vantage Property Group, a construction and property development company, and Gallery Group, an advertising agency. Made BRW Young Rich List.

John McBain
: CEO of the Over Fifty Group who owns about 12.5% or 4.1m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.60 in September 2007 when he was worth more than $10 million, bottomed at 45c in December 2008 and recovered to around 68c.

Bill McCartney: pocketed $15 million when Orica bought the foood chemical business he ran, Bronson & Jacobs, for $110 million in 2004 but then had to pay $2.3 million in 2010 after a court found he breached his non-compete agreement by helping two former employees set up a new competitor.

Malcolm McCusker: a well-known Perth legal family with a large share portfolio, including $10 million worth of shares in WA News.

Wayne McCrae
: the controversial CuDeco executive chairman owns about 4.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.30 in July 2006 and bottomed at $1 in October 2008, and recovered to around $4.44. Retired as a non-executive director in 2006.

Jarrod McCracken
: a former rugby league player who made plenty swtiching sides during the Super League wars, McCracken now owns property development company Crackers Corporation. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Paul McCullagh: founding managing director of successful private equity firm PEP who originally hailed from Ireland and sits on boards such as Emeco and share registry firm Link. Has been active in Australia since 1986 as head of Prudential Securities and later Salomon Bros, all gigs which paid exceptionally well.

McDonald family: owning around 170,000 cattle spread over 11 properties totaling 3.4 million hectares in rural Queensland. The BRW claims $209 million.

Steven McDonald: the CEO of the Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund owns 973,823 Transfield Services shares which were worth more than $10 million until the company's emergency capital raising in late 2008 at just $1.25 a share. The stock peaked at almost $2.50 in July 2007 bottomed at 90c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.

Dean McEvoy: the 32 year old founder of online buying group Spreets who owned 42% when it was sold in early 2011 to Yahoo7 for $40 million.

Ian McFarlane: his wealth has ridden the roller coaster reflecting the behavior of the oil industry in which he is heavily invested.

John McFarlane: the former ANZ chief executive has made more than $50 million over his term running the Melbourne-based bank for almost a decade, but left behind quite a mess with Opes Prime and has now sold down to own just 100,000 shares.

Lional McFadyen
: his salary for the previous two years, as executive director of Bell Potter Securites, was more than $3 million. He also retains a handy stake in the now listed Bell Financial Group.

Michael McFie: in early 2009 he purchased Cradle Mountain Lodge for $21 million from property group GPT but his financial strength has deteriorated since the GFC.

Stuart McGill -
former CEO of ESSO Australia who rose to become number three in the giant Dallas-based Exxon-Mobil Corporation - president of ExxonMobil Gas Marketing - before retiring after 38 years of service in July 2007.

Dennis and Graciela McGillicuddy:
large individual shareholders of Industrea who owns about 15m shares or around 8%. This puts their wealth with this holding at just under $7 million with room for improvement in the price.

Jeffery McGlinn: managing director of NRW Holdings, his holdings are around 22.8 million. The stock peaked at almost $3.50 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $70 million, bottomed at 20c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.85.

Sean McGould: the chief investment officer of Lighthouse Investment Partners, he has a shareholding in HFA Holdings. The stock peaked at almost $2.80 in July 2007, bottomed at 12c in December 2008 and in March 2010 was around 25c.
they were worth more than $16 million.

Gerry McGowan: former Impulse Airlines CEO who is now on the board of CBD Energy which owns a wind farm on King Island and recently received a government grant of $20 million to assist development of $360 million solar energy farm which McGowan boasts will create a $400 million export market.

Adrian McGrath: the Hunters Hill resident in Sydney owns about 10.6m shares in car dealer Automotive Holdings Group which is worth more than $10 million. The stock peaked at almost $4.50 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at 50c and recovered to around $2.43.

John McGrath: made his original pile through his own real estate firm in Sydney but his best little earner of late has been 2m shares in the News Ltd-controlled realestate.com.au.

Brian McGuigan: the founder of McGuigan Simeon Wines, now called Australian Vintage, still owns a stake worth about $20 million despite recent struggles due to the wine glut.

Eddie McGuire
: collected $4.7 million from PBL in 2005-06 and $4.2 million in 2006-07 despite getting flicked as CEO and signing a new lucrative 4-year contract on the same rate to do not very much.

McHugh family: Sydney publicans who took on too much debt during the days of easy credit and in early 2010 were forced to sell the Kinselas Hotel at Darlinghurst for $12 million to a group led by John Singleton and Mark Carnegie.

Dick McIlwain
: the Tatts Group CEO enjoyed a $15 million-plus pay day when the business merged with Unitab in 2006 but also chairs Super Cheap Auto and Wotif.com, where his 500,000 shares are worth more than $2 million.

Mark McInnes: the David Jones CEO is enjoying a pay packet of more than $5 million a year and a lucrative equity incentive windfall as his performance remains very strong, although the credit crunch has clipped his wings somewhat.

Peter McIntyre
: managing director of Perth-based uranium explorer Extract Resources, he owns about 4.4m shares. Unlike most companies, the recent trend of Extract was for the share price to rise. The stock bottomed at 50c in August 2007 andrecovered to around $8, valuing his stake north of $30 million.

Andrew Mckenzie
: managing director of WA based Euroz, who owns about 8.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.75 in November 2007, bottomed at 60c in November 2008 and has improved to $1.40 pushing his wealth north of $13 million.

Brett McKeon:
founding director of Australian Financial Group is reportedly worth more than $20 million.

Steve McKnight: a former accountant who began his property investment foray ten years ago. Three and a half years later he owned 130 properties, had quit his day job and was earning in excess of $200 000 a year. He has also written From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years, which has sold 160 000-plus copies to date across Australia and internationally.

Hugh McLernon: the Perth-based lawyer and executive director of litigation fund IMF owns about 10.6m shares worth about $17 million and made plenty from earlier plays with Danny Hill and AMP.

David & Maxine McMahon: big investment in Fone Zone, a phone retailer which has struggled to compete with Telstra. The couple also have a large portfolio of investments in Queensland. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Julian McMahon: son of a former PM, he has gone to forge a very successful acting career in the US, and is currently working on the quirky US hit Nip/Tuck which last year earned him upward of $6 million.

Nathan McMahon: a WA-based mining entrepreneur whose company Cazaly Resources has been involved in legal wrangling over the Opes Prime collapse which has combined with the resources collapse to seriously dent his wealth.

Rove McManus: has become one of Australia's premier light entertainment personalities. Starting as a comedian, he owns his own production company that produces Rove Live.

Michael McMullen: managing director of Northern Iron
who used to own about 5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.40 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 50c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.32.

Ian McMullin: most of his wealth has been derived from the Spotless group, a company he founded with his brother, pressing trousers in a small shop in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. The BRW claims $229 million.

Deborah McMurtrie:
a former Clayton Utz partner who paid $5.5 million for a block of land overlooking Balmoral Beach in 2007 and then built a mansion which she put on the market in 2010.

Dale Mcnamara: former managing director of Wadam Industries, and now special advisor to the CEO of Industrea, since Industrea acquired Wadam Industries, owns about 15.6m shares which pushes his wealth to around the $10 million mark.

Brian McNamee: the CEO of CSL for more than 15 years has made more than $50 million from his shares as the $2.40 float price in 1994 rocketed to the equivalent of more than $120 after some fabulous performance taking the company global into blood products and developing the Gardisel cervical cancer vaccine. Currently holds 625,533 shares. The stock peaked at almost $43 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $25 million, and bottomed at $28 in December 2008 but is now marginally improving.

Ron McNeilly: the former BHP Steel boss made more than $10 million from his days at the Big Australian, but it has been the chairmanship of engineering bolter Worley Parsons that has delivered more than that again, until the recent share price plunge. The stock peaked at almost $54 in June and again in December 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $21 in December 2008 and had recovered to around $40.

McPherson brothers: Brendon and Leigh own a large holding of Donaldson Coal Holdings. Riding on the back of the soaring thermal coal price, Donaldson's value has increased from $250 million to almost $1 billion in recent times.

McWilliam family: famous for their wine, the McWilliam family own one of Australia's largest privately-owned wine companies based at Griffith, NSW. Future direction is shifting towards a focus on the premium market. The BRW claims $311 million.

Bruce McWilliam: the lawyer and Seven Network executive director owns about 2.1m shares. The stock peaked at almost $14.50 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at $5 in December 2008 and recovered to around $6.63.

Thomas Meakin: principal consultant of engineering services company Sedgman owns about 17m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.20 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $60 million, bottomed at 50c in January 2009 and recovered to around $1.41.

Ron and Roy Medich: self-made millionaires from the Sydney Croatian community, their wealth is focussed around commercial property in Sydney and Melbourne.

Phil Mehrten: founding director of Melbourne-based Probuild Constructions. He has become known for completing projects on time and on budget. Under his leadership, annual turnover has increased from $20 million in 1987 to $300 milllion.

Don Meij: managing director of the Domino's Pizza Enterprise, he owns about 3.5m shares. The stock bottomed at $2.50 in December 2008 and recovered to around $5.28 which values his stake at more than $15 million.

Zimi Meka
: the founder and CEO of mining services company Ausenco, which is chaired by former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss. He owns around 15m shares. The stock peaked at almost $17 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $250 million, bottomed at $2 in December 2008 and recovered to around $4.25. The BRW claims $444 million.

Rob Melham: founder and director of M8 Telecom, a virtual mobile service provider, who in 2010 advertised his 1400 square metre harbourside mansion in Kirribilli with expectations it would fetch more than $10 million.

Hans Mende: of Felix Resources, a former Australian resources company was purchased by China's Yanzhou Coal in 2009 which he benefited greatly from the sale.

Menegazzo family: in the 1980s, Peter Menegazzo was Australia's biggest potato farmer based in Swan Hill. Famously he was part of a consortium that purchased AMP's Stanbroke Pastoral Company just before a boom in beef property. Died in a 2006 plane crash but his children now run the empire. The BRW claims $722 million.

Lou Menniti: he arrived in Australia from Italy at the age of five, and following a building apprenticeship he heads Menniti Holdings In Brisbane. Still involved in Development and Construction in Brisbane and Italy, his wealth is north of $50 million.

Rod Menzies: Melbourne's multi-millionaire cleaning magnate and art saleroom supremo he founded Menzies International, which is one of Australia's 500 most profitable private companies. Menzies International incorporates a cleaning business, fine art auction house, vineyard and racehorse stable.

Gordon Merchant: from humble beginnings as a small board shorts manufacturer on the Gold Coast, Billabong International is now a global surf and streetwear conglomerate and Gordon remains the largest shareholder with about 31m shares. The stock peaked at almost $18.50 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $580 million, bottomed at $6.50 in February 2009 and recovered to around $10.80.The BRW claims $805 million. Forbes valued at $US570m in March 2010.

Phillip Merrick: the co-founder of US software company WebMethods which has an annual turnover of more than $200 million.

David Merson: ex-CEO and recently retired director of Mincom, which he founded in 1979. Under his watch, it grew into Australia's largest software developer and exporter with 1,200 staff, annual revenues of $200 million, and global leadership in various IT sector systems. He owns a significant property portfolio and has financial interests in a host of software plays.

Peter Meurs: part of the "Worley three", he runs the Australian and New Zealand businesses of the global engineering giant Worley Parsons. The stock peaked at almost $54 in June and again in December 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $11 in December 2008 but recovered to almost $24 in January 2010. The BRW claims $526 million.

Michell family: riding the back of sheep into wealth, GH Michell & Sons remain Australia's biggest processors and exporters of wool.

Ian Middlemas
: director of several energy and resources companies, his combined share wealth is upwards of $10 million.

Heidi Middleton & Sarah-Jane Clarke: have their own fashion label, Sass & Bide. They have just signed contracts with Blur Optix and Lovable to branch into eyewear and lingerie. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Naomi Milgrom: In 1990, Naomi Milgrom followed her father Marc Bessen and became Group Managing Director of the Sussan fashion Group. Naomi is now the executive chair and CEO of one of Australia's largest privately held retailers. Milgrom owns 100% equity in the Sussan, Suzanne Grae and Sportsgirl retail chains which includes over 520 retail outlets and over 4000 employees. Her wealth is reported to be north of $500 million and is one Australia's richest businesswomen. The BRW claims $660 million.

Ian Miller: the man behind Miller's Retail, now known as Specialty Fashion Group, owns about 14.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.10 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 20c in December 2008 and had recovered to around $1.43.

RV Millar: Launceston car dealer who joined the board of tree-lopping giant Gunns Ltd
and owns about 7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.80 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 60c in December 2008 and recovered to around 88c.

Stephen Millar - is the CEO and President of Constellation Wines, which became the world's largest wine business when BRL Hardy was acquired by US company Constellation Brands Inc. He's still based in Adelaide.

Millner family: after joining Soul Pattinson as trainee pharmacist in Sydney 1938, Jim Millner enlisted as WWII broke out. After spending years in Japanese POW camps, he returned to Souls. Under his management, he successfully built Souls through diverse and shrewd investing. The BRW claims $580 million.

David Mingay: owner of the Daracon Group, the largest privately owned Civil/Mining/Transport/Property company in NSW which has a turnover of around $300m. He owns huge land banks in Newcastle and other areas, and he owns and operates 8 quarries.

Kylie Minogue: is most famous from her singing career, has also worked as an actress, owns a lingerie and fragrance line, and is rumoured to be starting her own home furnishing brand. She also owns property in Melbourne, Paris and London. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Nick Minogue: the head of risk management at Macquarie Bank was paid $4.4 million in 2006-07 and owns 110,000 shares. The stock peaked at almost $66 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $7 million, bottomed at $20 in November 2008 and recovered to around $51.

George Mirabella: part of the Mirabella Lighting empire, whose father Paul started it all in the 1950s.

Tom Misner: founder of the international network of audio engineering and digital media schools, SAE Institute, that educates over 36,000 students a year.

Hilton Misso: the biggest beneficiary of the $57 million purchase of Brisbane-based plaintiff law firm Trilby Misso by Slater & Gordon for an eye-popping $57 million in 2010. He first became a partner in 1974 but largely stopped working for the firm in 2002 when he retired from running the Redcliffe office which was then completely closed in 2006 after operations were consolidated in Brisbane.



Mitchell family: own 50% of the Mitchell transport business which handles remote transport logistics for big miners, especially in the Pilbara, and reportedly delivers EBIT of almost $20 million a year.

Barry Mitchell: part of the Mitchell Brown Group that previously owned ISP Westnet which was recently sold to iiNet for $81 million in cash, a quarter of which went to Barry.

Harold Mitchell
: executive chairman of media buying agency, Mitchell & Partners, Australia's second largest media buyer, he owns shares that were worth more than $90 million in March 2010.

Julian Mitchell
: before becoming an investment director for JM Asset Management, he had worked extensively as a research analyst and investment banker across the world.

Stuart Mitchell: CEO of media buying agency, Mitchell & Partners, Australia's second largest media buyer, he owns shares that were worth more than $11 million in March 2010.

Nick Mitris: the other half of the gaming machine manufacturer, Olympic Amusements, which was sold in 1998 for more than $150 million. Now concentrates on prawn farming but was one of the Opes Prime customers protected from margin calls over shares in Aristocrat Leisure, so the wealth might be getting a little wobbly.

Lev Mizikovsky: chairman of Queensland-based construction company Tamawood, he owns about 22m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.30 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $65 million, bottomed at $1.50 in February 2009 and recovered to around $2.65.

Mat Mladin: six-time winner of the AMA Superbike Championship, he runs a motorcycle import business and has a large contract with Suzuki.

Max Moar: the long-time partner of the late Ted Lustig, he's now out of Melbourne's Hyatt hotels and is now developing land on the coast of Mexico to house the millions of retirees from the US. The BRW claims $379 million.

Andrew Mohl: the former AMP CEO collected a tidy $6 million salary package in 2007 and walked out as the proud owner of about 1.6m shares, suggesting he is worth between $20-$30 million after five years running the place.

Stephen Moignard: a former magazine publisher and serial entrepreneur.


Robert Moltoni
: co-founder and non-executive director of the Perth-based demolition and scrap metal group CMA Corporation who recently sold off about 40% of his holding, but still owns about 14m shares. The stock peaked at almost 80c in January 2008 when he was worth more than $5 million, bottomed at 8c in December 2008.

Ned Montarello: executive chairman of Perth-based financial services technology company Thinksmart who floated the business in 2007 and still owns about 13.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.40 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at 10c in January 2009 and recovered to around 90c.

David Moore: the managing director of emerging nickel miner Mincor owns about 4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $5.20 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 50c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.55.

Nicholas Moore: anyone who's paid more than $30 million two years in a row is seriously rich, and Macquarie Group's new CEO has been raking in the huge dollars for over a decade after pioneering the listed infrastructure fund model.

John Moore: John Howard's former Defence Minister lost a house bid when it topped $8 million a couple of years back, so he's clearly worth plenty.

Nick Moraitis: claims to run Australia's leading fresh produce company and is also a major shareholder in Sydney's markets by virtue of large operations he has there. Also owns many race horses and sits on the Sydney Turf Club board.

Doug Moran: the founder of the Moran Group was once Australia's largest private nursing home operator. The BRW claims $239 million.

Rob Moran: the former co-head of corporate finance at Allco Finance Group owned 3.43 million that peaked in value at $44.5m when the stock cracked $13 in early 2007. Allco collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.

Simon Mordant: along with his mate David Coe, this financier last year pledged $5 million to the Museum of Contemporary Art keeping within a recent trend of multi-million dollar philanthropic donations. Has made plenty at boutique corporate adviser Caliburn.

David Morgan: the retired Westpac CEO is worth almost $100 million courtesy of the enormous profits generated by the banking cartel over the past decade.


Gary Morgan: the colourful pollster's Roy Morgan Reseach business is thought to be worth about $80 million, but Gary has dropped about $30 million in Haoma Mining, despite a recent spurt on some encouraging drilling results.

Geoff Morgan
: alongside Andrew Banks he set up the investment firm Morgan & Banks which is now known as Hudson. They sold M&B and founded Talent2 which was floated and has a market cap of more than $150 million. The BRW claims $282 million.

Graeme Morgan: collected $108 million when he sold funds administration business Sealcorp to St George Bank in 1997.

Hugh Morgan: the former long-serving WMC chief executive and out-spoken Liberal Party supporter is thought to be worth more than $30 million and would desperately love to be the next chairman of BHP Billiton.

Peter Morgan: controlling shareholder in boutique fund manager 452 Capital which is growing strongly with more than $5 billion in funds under management and has a key distribution deal with the Commonwealth Bank's Colonial First State.

Kevin Moriarty:
the executive chairman of Adelaide-based zinc miner Terramin Resources owns about 9m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.10 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $35 million, bottomed at 40c in December 2008 and in early 2009 was around 79c.

Rob Morley: chairman of the Sterling Motor Group who in 2010 moved to sell his Portsea mansion with expectations it would fetch $5 million.

Sue Morphet: the Pacific Brands chief executive who took a loss on the sale of the family home of around $1 million, slashed 1850 jobs and was unfairly lambasted across the nation for doing so.

Chris Morris: the founder of Computershare has built it into the world's biggest share registry and services company. He owns about 55.5m shares. The stock bottomed at $6.20 and recovered to around $11.88 valuing his stake at above $600 million. The BRW claims $544 million. Forbes valued at $US600m in March 2010.

Karl Morris: CEO of Ord Minnett, he swapped his stake in Ord Minnett for around 11.1m Auswealth shares, which merged with IOOF Holdings in April 2009. The stock peaked at almost $3.10 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $35 million, and bottomed at 70c in December 2008.
Terry Morris: has built his wealth from property investment and a mail-order business, and also owns the Sirromet winery. The BRW claims $224 million.

John Morrison
- the London-based CEO of Man Investments, which runs the world's largest independent manager of hedge funds, with 1500 staff in 15 countries. Started out as a Sydney lawyer and then a Labor staffer before joining John Elliott's Elders Finance in 1986. Later moved to Ord Minnett where a Man joint venture set him on the path to today's position running $US70 billion.

Dennis Morton:
large shareholder of Eastern Star Gas who owns about 14.6m shares. The stock bottomed at 20c in October 2008 but has since recovered back towards $1 courtesy of the gas boom which pushes his wealth north of $13 million.

Allan Moss: former Macquarie Bank CEO who collected $107 million in salary over his last five years running the Millionaire Factory. The BRW claims $225 million.

Bill Moss: Macquarie Bank's long-serving property boss was paid more than $15 million a year before retiring and has amassed his own considerable property holdings over the years.

Alf Moufarrige
: found a niche with upmarket serviced offices, and established the listed company Servcorp of which he owns around 48m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6 in October 2006 when he was worth more than $280 million, bottomed at $2.40 in January 2009 and recovered to around $3.64. The BRW claims $210 million.

Dov Mowszowski: his father founded The Lighting Corp company, which continues to grow and create earnings for Dov, who has a 25 per cent stake worth more than $20 million.

Wes Moxley: CEO and part owner of Gold Coast boat building business Riviera is busily building 80 boats at any point in time and is looking to double in size over the next five years, as you can see from boat magazine profile. Major shareholder Gresham is looking to float what could be the Gold Coast's next Billabong out of its venture capital fund some time in the next three to five years.

Andrew Muir: the Good Guys boss purchased disgraced businessman Steve Vizard's Orrong Rd mansion last year for a record $17.75 million.

Jordan Muir: the CommQuest chief operating officer was worth about $15 million when the shares peaked after its 2007 float, but all that has been lost thanks to dreadful management, culminating in that ridiculous $1 million Paris Hilton party in Sydney, which was exposed in this story for the Fairfax websites.

John Mulcahy: the CEO of Suncorp has pocketed almost $10 million for his past two year at the insurance and banking company, plus pocketed plenty more in the previous 20 years which included stints with Lend Lease and Commonwealth Bank.

John Mullen - Joint CEO of DHL Express, a $US28 billion revenue market leader in the international documents, packages and logistics industry. DHL employs over 170,000 people across 220 countries and territories making it one of the most international companies in the world. The former TNT veteran also sits on the board of management of Deutsche Post World Net, the parent of DHL and the world's biggest transport company. He is also a director of Telstra.


Luke Mullins: co-founder of recruitment company Gemteq Executive which was sold in February 2008 for $19.5 million. Current director of LAPD Pty Ltd which recently purchased a corner site near Melbourne's Crown Casino for $6 million.

Rick Munday
: started as a chef, then bought his own restaurant before moving into pubs across Australia with the Munday Group. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Nigel Munt: one of the three major shareholders who profited from the $57 million purchase of Brisbane-based plaintiff law firm Trilby Misso by Slater & Gordon for an eye-popping $57 million in 2010. He first became a partner in 1995 and retired several years before the sale.

Marc Munzer
: a former partner of Solly Lew's in Housewares International who pocketed more than $20 million selling his stake after the 1999 float.

Euan Murdoch
: outbid John Howard's former industry minister John Moore in paying $8.55 million for an historic homestead near Beaudesert in south-east Queensland in 2005 and collected $123 million from the sale of his Herron pharmaceutical business in 2004.

James Murdoch: chairman and CEO of News Corp Europe and Asia, and likely successor to Rupert, his shareholding in March 2010 was worth around $73 million.

Rupert Murdoch: if Florida-based Greg Norman, Bermuda-based Reg Grundy and Monaco-based Ric Stowe are on the BRW Rich List, then we can't understand why The Sun King is still not included as Australia's richest man with a net worth of about $7 billion. News Corp may now be domiciled in Delaware and Rupert is an American citizen, but his shareholding in News Corp is housed within Australian-based vehicles and the majority of his extended family still lives in Australia.

David Murray: received more than $25 million in salary from his 15 years running the Commonwealth Bank and is rumoured to have got up to $10 million in super after 40 years with the one employer. Has also made more than $25 million from his shares and options over the years, so with some smart investments on the side he could be approaching $100 million, although his wife did take a chunk of his wealth when they divorced a few years back.

Mussett family: their aged-care business, Conform Health Group, was purchased by Babcock & Brown Communities for $160 million. The BRW claims $160 million.

Tony Muston: owned 15% of Retire Invest when it was sold to ING for $38 million in 1995.

Myer family: a philanthropic family, whose initial wealth was formed by their interests in the Myer department store chain. Sidney Myer arrived in Melbourne in 1899 and built an empire, leaving his family a fortune worth £1.1m upon his death in 1934. The BRW claims $1.5 billion.

Tony Myer: the Melbourne investor was reported by The AFR to be selling his Noosa penthouse for about $4 million.

Allan Myers: arguably Melbourne's best commercial QC and also a major property and share market investor. Part-owned the Melbourne aquarium and bought the Tipperary cattle station in the Northern Territory from Paul Keating's great mate Warren Anderson. Also thought to have made plenty buying Alan Bond's Polish brewing interests after acting for him when NAB tried to call in the receivers to Bond Brewing.

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Jac Nasser: the former Ford CEO was sacked in 2001 with a final payout of almost $35 million after many years of multi-million dollar salary packages. The guy jokes about moving the Toorak property market if he ever started looking, so he acts like a seriously wealthy individual. A turnaround story at Polaroid, which he chaired until a recent sale, has also delivered a profit of about $20 million.

Hilton Nathanson: following a stint at Goldman Sachs post graduation, he co-founded hedge fund Marble Bar Asset Management. Lives in London. The BRW claims $385 million.

Paul Naude: from humble beginnings as a small board shorts manufacturer on the Gold Coast, Billabong International is now a global surf and streetwear conglomerate. Paul is a director who owns about 1.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $18.50 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at $6.50 in February 2009 and recovered to around $10.80.

Naylor family: the estranged son of the late Brian Naylor has claimed the estate was worth $20 million.

Campbell Neal: executive chairman and CEO of K2 Asset Management Holdings, he owns shares worth more than $55 million in March 2010.

Rob Neale: as the CEO of the New Hope Corp, the massive spurt in coal prices has substantially increased the value of his 1 million shares, especially after BHP Billiton paid more than $2 billion for Queensland assets it used to own at the top of the boom in 2008. The stock peaked at almost $5.50 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $55 million, bottomed at $1.70 in February 2008 and recovered to around $4.52.

Bruce Neil: most money invested in superannuation and managed funds goes through an administration service. Bruce Neil's company, Select Managed Funds, supplied this service and was listed in 2005. He then sold to Australian Wealth Management in 2006 and has spent his time building horse breeding interests. Moreover, owns about 27.8m shares in IOOF Holdings worth $157 million.

Gene Neill: Mount Eliza businessman in Victoria who in February 2008 featured in a Melbourne Magazine story about luxury boats and confessed to having owned 10 over the years, the latest being a $3 million birthday present.

Lucas Neill: another of Australia's top football exports. He has had a long career already but is still earning close to $5 million a year.

Kerr Neilson
: as a star fund manager for BT in the 1980s, he broke away to form his own group, Platinum Asset Management, and is now a confirmed billionaire after it floated in 2007. He holds around 323m shares or 57.59%. The stock peaked at almost $8.80 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $2.5 billion, bottomed at $2.80 in July 2008 and recovered to around $5.29. The 2010 BRW claims $2.33 billion. Forbes valued at $US2.2bn in March 2010.

Neumann family: the Gold Coast-based Neumann Group was founded in 1948 by Alfred Neumann. Owning many interests in both residential and commercial property, they also have mineral, fuel and quarrying businesses.

Max New: he built his wealth in textiles which has been supported by his astute share dealings. Also, the father-in-law to failed mining tycoon Joseph Gutnick.

Marylyn New: involved in property, she owns Fremantle's Esplanade Hotel and also 70 apartments in Fremantle's Woolstores project.

Alan Newman: Robert Holmes a Court's understudy attempted to replicate his old boss through the growth of Futuris but after selling $10 million worth of shares in 2006-07, his residual Futuris investment is down to less than $5 million.

Chris Newman: the only mainlander on the Gunns board and owns about 2.7m shares in the tree-lopping giant. The stock peaked at almost $3.80 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $7 million, bottomed at 60c in December 2008 and recovered to around 88c. Also a director of Austereo.

Mark Newman: chief investment officer of K2 Asset Management Holdings, he owns shares worth more than $43 million in March 2010.

Maurice Newman: former chairman of ASX Ltd after a 14 year stretch, his wealth is estimated at almost $20 million, much of which came from the outrageously generous 1998 demutualisation.

Newsboys: with more success in the US than in their home country of Australia, and members of the band changing, they are still the world's biggest Christian rock act.

Peter "Talky" Newton: was a mining broker for County NatWest in the 1980s. After that, he put pre-float seed money into Hill 50 Gold in the 1990s and made a small fortune when South Africa's Harmony Gold took it over. Then put pre-float seed money into Abelle Ltd which was also profitably sold to Harmony. Other big plays included Bluestone Tin, a funds management outfit in the 1990s, Sydney Gas and a horse stud as you can see here. The CEO of MetalsX who owns about 66m shares or 5.92%. The stock peaked at almost 47c in June 2007 when he was worth more than $33 million, bottomed at 7.5c in December 2008 and recovered to around 12c.

Nicholas family
: their fortune was founded on Australia's most famous pharmaceutical product Aspro, but is somewhat diluted and spread amongst the family.



John Nicholson: the CEO of the Melbourne-based Sovereign Hotels Group which is feeling the pinch these days like most other property players.

Giovanni Nicoletti
: a large grain farmer from Westonia in WA who has a solid stake in AWB shares.

Mario Nicomede:
was one of three shareholders in Sydney-based Sasso Pre-cast Concrete which was sold to Brickworks for $35 million in March 2010.

Ross Nielson:
founder of southeast Queensland-based Nielson Properties which has over $1 billion worth of projects. He also owns commercial properties in Brisbane.

Kevin Nixon:
his real estate business was established in Moorabbin, Victoria in March 1976 specialising exclusively in commercial and industrial property, including investment properties. The company has now grown to become a recognised leader in its field and manages over 900 properties.

Gavin Nixon:
property director of the Retail Food Group which owns the Donut King and Brumby's Bakeries franchises, he owns about 5m shares. The stock bottomed at 90c in December 2008 and has since recovered to reach $2.89 in January 2010 which makes him worth more than $10 million.

Nigel Nixon: executive director of the Retail Food Group which owns the Donut King and Brumby's Bakeries franchises, he owns about 5m shares. The stock bottomed at 90c in December 2008 and has since recovered to reach $2.89 in January 2010 which makes him worth more than $10 million.

Nick Noutsatos: owner of the company At Sam Seafood Holdings, he began by selling fish out the back of a van and has now grown annual turnover to more than than $70 million.

Ross Norgard
: director of Brockman Resources, who owns about 17.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at 40c in December 2008 and had recovered to around $2.75.

Christopher Norman: a director of Perth-based ship builder Austal, who owns about 26m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4 in February 2007 when he was worth more than $100 million, bottomed at $1.40 in November 2008 and recovered to around $2.40.

Greg Norman: former world number one golf professional, Greg Norman continues to build his wealth through golf course design, property, clothing, wine and export beef. Despite a nasty and costly divorce, his wealth is still north of $200 million. The BRW claims $254 million.

Ian Norman
: has a substantial property portfolio, but the majority of his wealth can be attributed to the rise of the retail giant, Harvey Norman, which he established with Gerry Harvey in 1982. The BRW claims $710 million. Forbes valued at $US630m in March 2010.

Ralph Norris: the Commonwealth Bank CEO was paid $6.5 million in 2006-07 but his options profit has suffered due to the credit crisis. In March 2010 his share wealth was north of $11 million.

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Bob Oatley: made his first fortune in coffee before pocketing a clear $1 billion building the Rosemount Estate wine business which he sold to Southcorp in 2000, giving it enormous indigestion. Foster's then bought Southcorp and Bob now focuses on his boats and developing Hamilton Island. The 2010 BRW claims $1.25 billion. Forbes valued at $US710m in March 2010.


Obeid Family: who says Labor politicians don't know how to manage money. Eddie Obeid and his 5 sons have acquired tens of millions down the years through various interesting means which are increasingly becoming public courtesy of ICAC.

Peter O'Brien: went broke in the 1990s after taking on too much debt buying pubs from Foster's but has come back brilliantly through his acquarium play which was sold to MFS in 2006. Unfortunately, he took a little too much stock and has suffered from the MFS implosion.

Kevin O'Connor: the owner of G&K O'Connor Abattoirs in Pakenham, easily the largest beef abattoir in Victoria. All product is exported to Japan, the Middle East and Europe. The plant slaughters 1000 animals a day five days a week, bones them and also renders the by-product (margarine, fertiliser and the like). However, O'Connor had a rough fight with Victoria's notorious meat unions in recent years as you can see here.

Simon O'Donoghue: has been in real estate all his working life and for 31 years has been the principal of O'Donoghues First National. Having always operated in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne, he has become a leading agent in Victoria.

Michael O'Dwyer: behind the company Metal Storm that developed an electronic gun firing rounds at phenomenal speeds, he has received funding from both the Australiaa and US defence departments.


Geoff Ogilvy
: a past winner of a prestigious major golf tournament, the US Open, he continues his success rising up the world rankings and expanding his wealth. His 2009 earnings were around $6.3 million.

Frank O'Halloran: The long-serving QBE Insurance managing director deserves to be worth more than $10 million after a stellar 30 years creating one of Australia's few genuine international success stories. In March 2010 his share wealth was north of $20 million.

Michelle O'Halloran: owns 8.19 million Computershare. The stock bottomed at $6.20 and recovered to around $11.88 valuing her stake at above $85 million.

William O'Keeffe: chairman of African coal miner Riversdale Mining which rocketed through $10 in 2007. The former MIM executive and Glencore Australia managing director owns about 3.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $12 in July 2008 when he was worth more than $36 million, bottomed at $1.80 in December 2008 and had recovered to around $7.47.

Denis and Myrna O'Meara: own about 11m shares in Atlas Iron. The stock peaked at almost $4.10 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at 45c in December 2008 and recovered to around $2.

Denis O'Neil: with roots back to Hymix concrete, this Sydney fortune has continued to grow. Denis O'Neil has a vast property portfolio including a Cairns hotel, numerous Sydney apartments in his completed developments, including Observatory Tower, The Rex in Kings Cross and Sydney Park. Has recently purchased the Point Piper and Rose Bay Marina. In 2010 the BRW claims $134 million.

Derek O'Neill
: the Billabong International CEO owns 926,621 shares and was paid $2.4 million in 2006-07. The stock peaked at almost $18.50 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at $6.50 in February 2009 and recovered to around $10.80.

Naum Onikul: the Woolworths director of food, liquor and petrol was paid $2 million last year and still owns $7 million worth of shares after selling a similar amount in earlier years.

Alan and David Oppenheim: Alan is the managing director and his brother David is on the board Ego Pharmaceuticals Their late father, Gerald (the G in Ego) started the business in 1953, by developing a product to cure his son's cradle cap - Ego Pine Tar Bath Solution, later called Pinetarsol, and has now grown into global business with an average turnover of over $68 million.

O'Reilly family: run the legendary O'Reillys eco-tourism business in Lamington National Park show-casing arguably Australia's best remaining rain forest in the Gold Coast hinterland. Five brothers and three cousins were originally sold 800 acres to clear and farm in 1911 but over time they realised the fortune to be made from eco-tourism.

Don O'Rorke
: the former managing director of Consolidated Properties for the Trinity Property Group, he had a share wealth of more than $20 million.


Paul O'Shea: starting with a nursing home in Sydney 30 years ago, he bulit up TriCare to be the largest private retirement accommodation service in Queensland.

Oswal family: behind Burrup Fertilisers which pulled its planned 2008 float, they are currently building a palatial $70 million home in the exclusive Perth suburb of Peppermint Grove which will sit as a monument to the excesses of the resources boom.

Steve Outtrim: sprang to fame with the Sausage Software float and eventually sold out for a $50 million-plus profit. Outtrim now runs ekoLiving, which aims at managing and reducing home energy use, and hi-tech home entertainment management.

Les Owen: under his leadership AXA successfully undertook a major transformation program which resulted in significant improvements in performance and shareholder value. The Liverpudlian has stayed in Australia after retiring.

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James Packer: inheriting a massive media empire, and an intricate web of other business interests, James is adjusting his focus away from televisions and magazines that built his family's fortune, and concentrating on casinos, which are now struggling. Forbes valued at $US3.5bn in 2010 and the BRW estimate is $4.1 billion.

Gregory Page: founding member of The Wiggles, most of the wealth is generated from touring and dancing with children globally.

Katie Page: CEO of her husband's company, Harvey Norman together they have created a retailing powerhouse. In March 2010 her share wealth was around $65 million.

Walter Pahor: his first project, a gas turbine power station in Pine Creek, led to the formation of Energy Establishments, which entered into partnership with Brightstar Synfuels USA.

John Paini: his Timevale property group recently sold the Aussie World theme park on the Sunshine Coast to Village Roadshow for a reported $15 million.

Clive Palmer: a former Queensland property developer, this entrepreneur is a multi-billionaire courtesy of the China boom and his various interests including the Gold Coast United soccer team. The 2010 BRW claims $3.92 billion.

Ross Palmer: the bulk of his wealth was derived from the sale of Palmer Tube Mills in 1994. His company, Procar Australia, manages many of the races in the national car-racing championship series.

Peter Papas
: he rode the technology boom of the 1990s establishing and selling two software companies and was also the founder of N-Space which he sold to a subsidiary of MYOB.

Tom Park: the former Southcorp CEO only spent 5 months of his 5 year contract with the company but after buying Rosemout for $1.5 billion and bringing the management team in he was redundant but still collected $7.8 million in 2001 before taking the reigns at Goodman Fielder where he lined up for another huge whack of options. Add another $2.3 million that he got the following year and Park's 5-month effort at Southcorp paid him an incredible $10.1 million. Later became CEO of Paperlinx where he destroyed heaps of value during the credit crunch.

John Parker: of Felix Resources, a former Australian resources company was purchased by China's Yanzhou Coal in 2009 and he benefited greatly from the sale.

Philip Parker: real estate agent and founding director of Queensland developer FKP. Now a non-executive director but retains about 13m shares or 5% of the company. The stock peaked at almost $7.50 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $90 million, bottomed at 50c in December 2008 and recovered to around 70c.

Greg Paramor: the former managing director of Mirvac owns about 5.7m shares and was paid almost $10 million in salary during his tenure. The stock peaked at almost $6 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at $1 in November 2008 and recovered to around $1.43.

Bruce Parncutt: the former managing director of stockbroker MacIntosh Securities has been a canny investor and director over the years in businesses such as King Island Cheese.

Nev Pask: one of Queensland's most respected property developers and businessmen, is Chairman of a group of 25 companies. He was responsible for the development of over 1500 house and land packages on the Redcliffe Peninsula as well as several commercial projects.

Paspaley family: founded in the 1950s in the Northern Territory by Nick Paspaley senior, 60% of their fortune is generated through the family's pearling business. They have continued to grow through diversifying into property, retail and investment. The BRW claims $620 million.

Wayne Passlow
: the founder and CEO of the software company Open Telecommunications who was at one point a paper billionaire but now far more modestly wealthy.

Bill Paterson: co-founder and executive director of engineering giant Worley Parsons, he is the second largest shareholder after CEO John Grill. The stock peaked at almost $54 in June and again in December 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $11 in December 2008 but recovered to almost $24 in January 2010. In 2010 the BRW claims $290 million.

David Paterson: a geologist and former stockbroker who made plenty from his ASX membership but has done even better from the 9.1m shares he owns as a director of zinc miner Terramin Resources. The stock peaked at almost $4.10 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $35 million, bottomed at 40c in December 2008 and in early 2009 was around 79c.

Barry Patterson:
the chairman of Silex Systems owns about 4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $13 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at $2.90 in November 2008 and recovered to around $5.30.

Nicole and Stuart Patterson: founders of Melbourne-based Patterson Building Group, from humble beginnings they built the business with the goal of treating clients better. 14 years on and their success has pushed their wealth to above $20 million.

Colette Paull: one of the earliest Billabong International employees in 1973 and now a non-executive director who owns about 2.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $18.50 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at $6.50 in February 2009 and recovered to around $10.80.





Tom Payne: he shares an interest in 280 machines with the Steele family, and has yearly earnings estimated at $30 million from his pub and pokies interests.

Rodney Payne: a Sydney-based former BT trader and founding director of Zurich Capital Markets Australia who in 2011 placed his Seaforth mansion on the market for $8 million.

Terrence Peabody: in 1987 he established the the waste management company Transpacific which was floated in 2005. Terrence Peabody arrived from the US to work on the Snowy Mountain Hydroelectric scheme. He found that waste product from the coal-fired power stations could be used to strengthen concrete, and set up a deal with the government to collect all the waste, and then on-sell it to concrete companies. The BRW claims $1.3 billion.

Gary Pearce: the former CEO of Jubilee Mines collected $23 a share for 500,000 options as part of the $3 billion Xstrata takeover in 2007.

John Pearce: co-founder and chairman of Collection House who still owns about 11.3m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.55 in February 2006 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at 35c in December 2008 and recovered to around 87c.

Rod Pearse: the veteran Boral CEO who owns about worth more than $10 million, even after recent weakness courtesy of profit warnings.

Richard Pegum
: former Macquarie Bank trading guru who left in 1998 and now runs his own lucrative hedge fund, Bennelong Asset Management, out of London. Bennelong has grown quickly to become a $1 billion multi-strategy hedge fund focused on the Asia Pacific. Very prominent in thoroughbred circles, Pegum was a part-owner of Melbourne Cup winner Brew and even pops up with a testimonial for a luxury cruiser based out of Port Douglas.

Pellicano family: long-time players in the Melbourne property scene. The BRW claims $290 million.

Gary Pemberton
: the former Brambles CEO and Qantas chairman made more than $100 million buying into Billabong International and then chairing it through its float.

Andy Penn:
the Axa CEO picked up $17 million courtesy of the $15 billion takeover by AMP and its French parent.

David Penn: Sydney dental tycoon who reported paid $52 million in 2010 for the Point Piper home of recruitment pioneer Andrew Banks.

Scott Penn: a healthcare entrepreneur who has owned the Manly-Warringah NRL club since 2006.

Napoleon Perdis
: owns his own line of cosmetics and make-up academies, which started in Sydney and now has stores throughout Australia, New Zealand, and North America. Most of his fame is due to appearances on TV shows such as America's Next Top Model, being a sponsor of the Emmy Awards, and starred in reality show Face On. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Tony Perich: with his sons and brother, he runs Leppington Pastoral Company, one of the biggest dairies in the southern hemisphere. Owning more than 4000 hectares in Sydney's outer west, his land is prime for development into residential housing. The BRW claims $730 million.

Gary Perlstein: the CEO of Specialty Fashion Group, formerly Miller's Retail, owns about 17.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.10 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at 20c in December 2008 and had recovered to around $1.43.



Matthew Perrin: investment in thoroughbreds, a large share portfolio, and strong interests in risk management software company RuleBurst, keep the Gold Coast-based and former Billabong CEO busy.

Stan Perron
: a resourceful business man, Stan Perron has tried his hand at many things, but now has focus on property, vehicles and stock market investments. The Perron Group is one of Australia's biggest landlords with an annual rental of around $90 million generated from his large portfolio of commercial property and shopping centres. The 2010 BRW claims $1.55 billion. Forbes valued at $US890m in March 2010.

Allen Perry: a software entrepreneur whose play time assets included an 8.8ha retreat near Port Douglas which is thought to be worth about $4 million.

Greg Perry: the great stock-picker during Colonial First State's glory days never had his $30 million-plus reward revealed because he wasn't nominally an executive like his boss Chris Cuffe.

Jamie Pherous: has company Corporate Travel Management, which handles travel contracts for large companies. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Eddie Phillips: a significant holder of residential and commercial property in the Byron Bay region, he is currently selling a $15 million property there but, with the market down, expects offers of less than $12 million.

William Phillips
: owns more than 14.6m shares in Medusa Mining. The stock bottomed at 40c in December 2008 but has since risen to a significant peak of over $3 valuing his stake at more than $43 million.

Pickard family: Adelaide-based owners of Fairmont Homes, Pickard Development Group, Adelaide City Soccer Club, Land SA, Lifestyle SA, Realty SA and The Pickard Foundation, which has donated many millions to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and other charities.

Jamieson Pickering
: leaving school at 16 to work on the family's tomato farm, he is now chairman and majority shareholder of Tomato

Pidgeon family
: Brisbane-based family which has built shopping centres and huge developments around the city since since the Joh days.Technologies employing 100 people.

Christopher Pidcock:
owns 1.26% of Goldman Sach's Australian equity partnership through his role as equity strategist and deputy head of research.

Geoff Pigot:
a non-executive director of Queensland coal miner Aquila Resources who owns about 13m shares. The stock peaked at almost $17 when he was worth more than $200 million, but as of January 2010 the price was around $9, valuing the stake at about $120 million.

Michael Pikos: director of the Brisbane-based developer The Pikos Group, has developed three apartment blocks on the Gold Coast and is looking to purchase a 45-storey, 150 unit project in Broadbeach.

Piper family: the late Alan Piper owned 1.28m shares in Brisbane car auctions company AP Eagers. The stock peaked at almost $17.50 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $15 million, and bottomed at $5.50 in December 2008 but is now marginally improving.

Wal Pisciotta: chairman and co-founder of the online portal carsales.com.au. He earned $65 million when it was listed in 2009 and still retains an 8% stake. In 2010 the BRW claims $172 million.

Joshua Pitt
: director of Red Hill Iron, his holdings are more than 3.5 million. The stock peaked at almost $7.30 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at $1.80 in January 2009 and recovered to around $3.30.

Rob Pitterino: the former County Natwest stockbroker, now based in Monaco, has invested in most of the profitable ventures that his close mate Peter Newton has enjoyed, including Hill 50 Gold, Abelle Ltd, Bluestone Tin and Sydney Gas.

John Piven-Large
: one of Australia's most successful liquor merchants, he sold Cellarmasters to Foster's in 1997 for $160 million.

Nir Pizmony: sold JNH, Australia's largest privately owned toy distributor, to Funtastic in 2002 for a reported $30 million but then left the Funtatsic board in 2004.

Barry Plant: after opening a single office in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs in 1979, his business expanded and merged with EJ Doherty to become Barry Plant Doherty of which he is a director. With over 10,000 sales in 2008, he has established himself as one of Melbourne's leading agents.

Julien Playoust
: Sydney establishment figure who owns an estimated $90 million stake in Tattersall's and has received at least $20 million in distributions since lucrative Victorian pokies licence issued in 1991. Voted onto the board against the wishes of the incumbents in November 2005, but then quit again as part of the Unitab merger.

Andy Plummer
: a major shareholder and executive of Excel Coal when it was sold for $1.9 billion to Peabody Energy, and is now a director of the recently floated Whitehaven Coal and owns about 22m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.80 in July 2008 when he was worth more than $85 million, bottomed at 90c in December 2008 and recovered back to $4.69. In 2010 the BRW claims $255 million.

Greg Poche: for nearly 30 years, he built up his Multigroup Distribution Services company into the highly successful Star Track Express. In 2003, he sold out to Qantas and Australia Post for $750 million and in 1992 he exposed one the most infamous cartels in Australian corporate history, involving TNT, Mayne Nickless and Ansett Transport Industries. The BRW claims $932 million. Forbes valued at $US710m in March 2010.

Anthony Podesta: managing director of McMillan Shakespeare, the leading provider of independent salary packaging services in Australia, who owns about 12.9m shares. The stock peaked at almost $5.40 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $60 million, bottomed at $1.80 in December 2008 and recovered to around $2.78.

Brett Pointon: began by purchasing the management rights to one Queensland hotel and now runs the listed Oaks Hotel and Resorts group out of Brisbane.

Anthony Poli: the executive chairman of Aquila Resources, which has coal mining interests in Queensland's Bowen Basin, who owns about 26m shares. The stock peaked at almost $17 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $400 million, but as of January 2010 the price was around $9. The BRW claims $738 million.

Polites family
: the late Con Polites was a self-made millionaire courtesy of property development. He was born in 1919 in Port Pirie of Greek parents and ended up with his Polites signs all over Adelaide before he passed away in 2001.

Nick Politis: owns the car dealer company WFM Motors, which has a large stake in Brisbane car dealership AP Eagers. AP Eagers in turn had a large stake in the Auto Group which collapsed in 2007 owing more than $40 million. He is also the chairman of the Sydney Roosters rugby league club. In 2010 the BRW claims $182 million.

Nick Poll: managing director of the emerging Mirabella Nickel which is developing the highly prospective Santa Rita nickel mine in Brazil that will come into production in 2009. Owns about 2m shares. The stock peaked at almost $8 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at 75c in January 2009 and recovered to around $2.18.

Henry Pollack
: the Polish migrant was the co-founder of Mirvac in 1973 with Bob Hamilton and still has an estimated $100 million-plus investment portfolio, although he left Mirvac in 1996, aged 73.

John Pollaers: the former Foster's CEO is worth more than $10 million after Foster's shareholders narrowly approved his full incentive payments for 2010-11 and 2011-12 ahead of the $10 billion SAB-Miller takeover.

Ricky Ponting: one of Australia's all time best cricketers, and long time captain, with his Cricket Australia contract and lucrative sponsorship deals, he pulled in more than $4 million in 2009 alone.

Alex Popescu: long time benefactor to the Geelong Football Club whose $30 million-plus estate courtesy of a timber business was contested by family members.

John Porter: the Austar CEO has made more than $20 million courtesy of a lucrative incentive scheme introduced when the private equity firm CHAMP rescued the company in 2001.

Potter family
: the heirs of legendary stockbroker Sir Ian Potter have more than 36.8million of shares in listed investment company Australian United Investment Company, if you include The Ian Potter Foundation which is the biggest shareholder with 39.3%. The stock peaked at almost $9.50 in October 2007 when they were worth more than $350million, bottomed at $5.10 in December 2008 and recovered to around $7.40. The BRW claims $738 million.

John Potter: ex CEO of Gold Coast-based developer Villa World who is still a director and the largest shareholder with a stake worth more than $30 million. Also has significant private real estate development works underway on the Gold Coast and owns a triple block on Hedges Avenue and large amounts of industrial land towards Ipswich and Yatala.

Tom Potter: is behind the Eagle Boys pizza franchise which concentrates on regional areas where competiton is less and margins greater.

Potts family: executive chairman of Southern Cross Equities Brent Potts, and his brother Tim, are beneficieries of the $100 million sale to Bell Financial Group in 2008. This move will create Australia's largest independant broking house.


Len Poulter: founder of Australia's largest specialty meat retailer Lenards. Celebrating their 20th year, after opening his first store in Brisbane in 1987, he successfully franchised the business into 184 stores Australia wide, pushing his wealth above $10 million.

Mick Power: owner of Brisbane-based BMD Constructions which turns over $300 million a year in civil and land development. A quick look at the website makes it pretty clear that this is a big family-owned business. The BRW finally recognised this in 2008, valuing him at $450 million.

Ceasar Pradella: Brisbane-based property development company which he founded in the 1950s. Ceasar is now retired, but his empire would appear to have assets close to $500 million. Check out the website here which talks about annual revenues of $130 million.

Pratt family: the empire was created by the late card-box king Richard Pratt. He started the VISY cardboard empire and had a private investment company, Thorney Investments, which has continued trading buying into small and medium stocks. The 2010 BRW reckons they are worth around $4.6 billion.

Ron Prefontaine:
mananging director of Bow Energy, he owns about 8.6m shares which pushes his wealth north of $12 million.

John Prescott
: the former BHP CEO was fired on March 4, 1998, sending shares in the Big Australian soaring $1.17 or 8.2% to $15.51. Prescott owned 2.04m shares so his personal stake rocketed by $2.38 million to more than $31 million on the day he was sacked and would be worth more than $60 million if still retained today when you include the Onesteel and Bluescope Steel spin-offs.

Eva Presser: a secretive property player and fruit juice seller who made a hash of running Channel Nine in Perth but still profited nicely from its sale to Bruce Gordon in 2007.

Leon Pretorius: managing director of uranium explorer Deep Yellow who owns about 72.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost 67c in April 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at 10c in December 2008 and recovered to around 28c.

Rodney Price: the former chairman of Fairfax and Brierley Investments was revealed as the buyer of Australia's most expensive apartment - a three-storey penthouse overlooking Hyde Park in Sydney, for which he paid $20.1 million in December 2008. However, he reportedly ran into severe financial trouble not long after that.

Alastair Provan: managing director of Bell Financial Group who owns about 31.8m shares and collected about $9 million in salary in 2007. The stock peaked at almost $2.40 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $60 million, bottomed at 45c in January 2009 but recovered to around $1.22.

George Punches: deputy chairman of Collection House who owns about 17.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.55 in February 2006 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at 35c in December 2008 and recovered to around 87c.

Stuart Purves: owner of Australian Galleries, he recently bought some John Olsen and Jeffrey Smart artwork at auction just for himself "at this stage" for a reported $5 million.

Richard Purves: the long-serving chairman of health group DCA who collected about $40 million from private equity firm CVC in a $2.7 billion takeover bid that closed in late 2006. Also an environmentallist who has served as chairman of WWF Australia and one of the international directors.

John Puttick
: Brisbane-based founder and chairman of the grandiosely named Global Banking & Securities Transactions. He had a stake worth more than $10 million before the financial bubble burst.

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Stan Quinlivan: the owner of the Ocean Beach Hotel claimed it was worth in excess of $60 million when the nearby Cottesloe Hotel in Perth's swanky beachside suburbs was acquired by Multiplex. Has diverse interests including Skippers Transport, a major logistics operator in Perth and WA airline Skippers Aviation. Took a strategic stake in Hazelton Airlines in 1997, became Chairman with about 35%, then sold out in a bidding war between Qantas and Ansett for terminal rights at Sydney airport. Also owns about $20 million worth of prime grazing and cropping land at Esperance – including "The Beef Machine." Then there is Gibsons & Patterson, a hospitality industry supplier, distributor and agent. Racehorses are often a sure sign of wealth and Stan is one of the biggest owners in WA, which is not surprising given that he was a leading bookie and trainer in the 1970s.

Michael Quinn: non-executive director of Sydney-based QRX Pharmaceutical, owns about 9m shares which alone push his wealth close to $10 million.

Patrick Quirk:
backer of investment group Highland Park and former LionOre Mining founder, has emerged as a substantial shareholder of Mirabel Nickel with holdings of around 5%.

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Clive Rabie: group CEO of Sydney-based provider of financial and business management solutions, Reckon, he owns about 10m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.60 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at 85c in October 2008 and recovered to around $2.

Rabinowicz family
: Ezriel migrated to Australia in 1948 after he and his family were held in Auschwitz, his skills in textiles led him to set up the hosiery business, Kortex, which he later sold to concentrate on property. The BRW claims $287 million.

Anthony Radford: managing director and CEO of Cellestis, developers and marketers of QuantiFERON technology products for medical diagnosis and scientific research, owns about 12m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.70 in February 2006 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at $1.50 in January 2009 and recovered to around $3.53.

Fred Rae: owns the indepedent Gull Petroleum chain which has more than 100 outlets in WA. The BRW claims $270 million.

Pat Rafter: after retiring from professional tennis and avoiding plenty of tax by being based in Bermuda, Rafter joined with the ill-fated Babcock & Brown to launch the brand Bounce. He also has a contract with Bonds, an Australian underwear company.

Max Raine: the man behind Raine & Horne who own heaps of real estate himself and has a great franchise.

Paul Ramsay: in 1964, when he was 28, he founded Ramsay Health Care. With the recent increase in popularity of private health care, Ramsay Health Care has developed into Australia's largest private hospital company, accounting for 30% of the nation's private hospital beds. An addition to the engines driving his wealth is a large stake in the regional television broadcaster, Prime Television. The 2010 BRW claims $1.14 billion. Forbes valued at $US910m in March 2010.

Marli and Franz Ranacher: owners of the Bullo River Station, located 800 kilometres southwest of Darwin near the Western Australian border, is their 500,000 acre home. They also offer guest stays at the property which is becoming an icon in the Top End. With rural property exploding, their holding is said to be worth more than $80 million.

Rob Rankin
: the Australian expat made a fortune as the Hong Kong-based Asian head of investment banking for UBS since 2003 and is now tipped to take a similar position at Deutsche Bank.

Zeljko Ranogajec
: a relatively anonymous rich lister, he is known by many casinos around the world as "The Joker', and has been classified by many as the world's biggest gambler. It is reported that he alone makes up 6-8% of Tabcorp's annual turnover which equates to around $600-800 million. If you add to this the tens of millions he bets with local bookmakers and other places around the world as far flung as Russia, his annual spend is reported to be more than $1 billion. His team of form and video analysts, which take up a large portion of the top floor of the NSW headquarters of Tabcorp, have helped grow his operation into a multi-billion dollar juggernaut.

Doug Rathbone
: the managing director and largest shareholder who owns about 30m shares, in booming chemical company Nufarm, he also has a strong passion for wine owning Global Wine Ventures, which includes the famous Yering Station in the Yarra Valley. The stock peaked at almost $18.20 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $400 million, bottomed at $7.50 in December 2008 and recovered to around $10.17. The BRW claims $615 million.

Peter de Rauch: an entrepreneur who sold Eagle Lighting to a Swedish company for a reported $50 million in 2006 and in 2011 made a hostile tilt for the board of the North Melbourne AFL club.

John Rawlins: a professional mine manager and geologist who resigned from the board of the booming Felix Resources in 2007 but still made plenty from his stake in Resources Management and Mining, a major Felix shareholder until March 2007. He'd be a lot richer if they'd stayed on the Felix share register as the coal miner's share price soared in 2008 before the resources bubble burst.

Ray family: founded by the late Gold Coast white shoe brigade leader Brian Ray, the family has a diverse property portfolio ranging from hotel and retail properties between Port Douglas and Northern NSW.

Rea family: Ralph, Wally and Beverley Rea together owned 10% of the consortium which bought Stanbroke Pastoral from AMP on the cheap for just $490 million and parlayed some of these profits into the purchase of properties to expand their Queensland cattle empire when Stanbroke was subsequently broken up.

Robert and Jennifer Reardon: cotton and macadamia farmers from Talwood, Queensland, they own a five-bedroom Liberty Panorama penthouse at Main Beach valued at around $15 million.

Redmond family
: this Sydney-based publican family recently purchased the Hurtzville Ritz Hotel for around $40 million which adds to their St Patrick's pub portfolio of three taverns in and around Sydney.

Chad Reed: unheralded, he is an Australian Supercross champion with huge success in the US worth around $25 million. Earnings in 2009 were $8.8 million.

David Reed: executive chairman of Perth-based Reed Resources, who owns about 20m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.11 in January 2007 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 20c in January 2009 and recovered to around 84c.

Bruce Reid: owns a substantial portfolio of shares and property and also operates a Sydney Harbour cruise-ship business.

Jeremy Reid: managing director of Everest Babcock & Brown, although his wealth has diminished in the previous 12 months by more than $100 million with the stock collapsing in late 2008 so shares are worthless. The BRW claims $66 million.

John Reid
: a major holding in James Hardie Industries, a company he chaired for 23 years, has driven his wealth. Somehow avoided most of the grief over the dodgy asbestos play.

Peter Reilly: the former managing director of business services group AUSDOC is now one of the largest shareholders who owns about 32.8m shares in struggling listed stockbroker Tolhurst which was taken over by the unlisted Patersons Securities.

Therese Rein: Kevin Rudd's wife has built up quite a fortune through the Ingeus job placement group which turned over $260 million in 2006-07. BRW estimated she was worth $60 million.

Andrew Reitzer: the South African expat and long-time Metcash CEO owns shares worth about $7 million.

Chris Renwick: ran Rio Tinto's Perth-based iron ore division from 1997 until 2004 before becoming non-executive chairman of Coal & Allied where his shares are worth more than $3 million.

Andrew Rettig: the R Corp chief executive said the company and Crane Corp continued to focus on their project pipelines and "will be very active in looking for unique sites to develop".

Richard Revelins:
the finance director of Mintails who owns about 14m shares. The stock peaked at almost 90c in June 2007 when he was worth more than $10 million, bottomed at 4c in December 2008.

Martin Rey: a former Babcock & Brown
executive director who used to own more than 1.2m shares. The stock peaked at almost $35 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $35 million, but collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.

Robert Reynolds: chairman of Avoca Resources whose stake was worth almost $10 million in late 2010.

James Rice
: an Adelaide-based property developer who has concentrated on apartments. Interest in apartment living in Adelaide is growing rapidly which has put his company Urban Construct, as one of the leading developers in SA.

Jodee Rich
: the co-founder of the failed telecommunications company One-Tel managed to extract enough value from his stake before the collapse to ensure his on-going wealth no matter what the regulators have thrown at him.

Robert Rich: the former managing director of Stoddarts Holdings is now deputy chairman of Argo Investments where he owns about 17.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $9 in January 2007 when he was worth more than $150 million, bottomed at $4.90 in December 2008 and recovered to around $6.87.

Peter Richards: the former CEO of Dyno Nobel collected more than $20 million from the Incitec Pivot takeover in 2008. He joined Dyno Nobel's Australian operations in 1991, then worked in Asia and North America before returning to lead the Macquarie driven float.

Richards family: JJ Richards & Sons is Australia's largest privately owned waste management operators. Operating out of Queensland, NSW, Victoria and New Zealand, the Brisbane family employ over 900 people. The BRW claims $267 million.

Ric Richardson:
Sydney-born founder of IT company, Uniloc, was the winner in a battle with Microsoft over an unauthorised use a software patent registered to his company. Now living in California, a US jury ordered Microsoft to pay $532 million for the unauthorised use. This decision will make Mr Richardson almost $100 million wealthier.

Tony Richter: founded Formulab Neuronetics Corporation in 1995 and was valued at $427 million in 1996. Has since gone into administration, taking much of Tony's wealth with it.

Rijs Family: the founders of listed company Patties Foods which still own 47% or about 11.3m shares and also have three family members on the board. The stock peaked at almost $3.50 in February 2007 when they were worth more than $40 million, bottomed at 75c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.31.

Gina Rinehart: following the death of her father Lang Hancock, Gina has endured his lingering debts, a lengthy court battle for his estate, battles with the family of his business partner and survived nearly going broke in the 1990s. Owning her own iron-ore mines, an ongoing cash deal of receiving royalties from Rio Tinto and a strong Asian appetite for minerals, continue to drive the wealth of Australia's richest woman. Her 50% interest in all the Hope Downs Pilbara mines that Rio Tinto will develop over the coming years arguably means she's even richer than Andrew Forrest and has a wealth in excess of $10 billion. The BRW claims $4.39 billion in 2008, only a minor increase from $4 billion in 2007, despite the soaring iron-ore price. Forbes valued at $US2bn in March 2010. The 2010 BRW claims $4.75 billion.

Ivan Ritossa: the Barclays Capital boss paid $45 million in 2008 for David Coe's harbourfront mansion in Vaucluse.

Roberts family: owned the construction giant Multiplex since it all began from humble beginnings with John Roberts in Perth in 1962, until the children pocketed $1 billion selling out to Canadian firm Brookfield Asset Management in 2007. The BRW claims $1.16 billion.

Anthony Roberts: owns almost 70% of Porter Davis Homes, a property development company, which is moving to capture the environmentally friendly market. Made BRW Young Rich List.


Christopher Roberts: CEO of booming ear implant company Cochlear who owns about 574,339. The stock peaked at almost $78 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $37 million, bottomed at $43 in June 2008 and recovered to around $64.

Lloyd Roberts: Canadian who founded SMS Technology which did an ill-fated paper merger with a falling Sausage Software. Now lives in Melbourne but managed to salvage a tidy pile and SMS is travelling much better these days since Lloyd bailed out.

Alex Robertson:
established in 1926, Alexander Robertson Real Estate manages over $500 million of commercial property, retail property and industrial property.

Hugh Robertson: in 2007 was paid more than $6.8 million as executive director of Bell Potter Securites and retains shares worth more than $3 million in the listed Bell Financial Group.

Kim Robinson: executive chairman of Kagara Zinc who owns about 12.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.60 in September 2006 when he was worth more than $80 million, bottomed at 40c in December 2008 and recovered to around 96c.

Lee Robinson: an ex-pat living in London and owner of fund manager Trafalgar Asset Managers which sold a 20 per cent stake to investment bank aGoldman Sachs making him worth more than $120 million.

Roche family: established in 1922, Adelaide Development Company (ADC) was founded by John Roche, and is Australia's oldest property developer. Concentrating on developing large residential properties in Adelaide, it has expanded into WA as the Estate Development Company. The BRW claims $200 million.

Bill and Imelda Roche
: heavily involved with property deveolpment, constructing thousands of residential projects in Queensland and NSW. The husband and wife team worked alongside each other for 40 years, after meeting in a supermarket in 1956. Initally selling lamps door-to-door, they took a stake in burgeoning company Nutri-Metics, which they later sold to the Sara Lee Corporation. The BRW claims $659 million.

Rockefeller family: wealthy property developers who came to Australia from America but are not related to the famous Standard Oil founder. Were recently struck with tragedy after the alleged murder of Herman Rockefeller in Melbourne.

Greg Roebuck: the chief executive of the soon-to-be-listed carsales.com.au owns a 4.5 per cent stake in the company which was worth around $38 million in March 2010.

Andrew and Richard Rogers: owners of the retail menswear chain, Roger David, which was inherited from their father Kalman Rogoziniski.

Rockman family: Irvin was the former Melbourne Lord Mayor who got out of the hotel business in the 1990s and together with son Matthew has made more than $100 million from the 2005 float of online classified advertising business Seek.com.

Christopher Rosch
: investment strategy director, he bought the Gold Coast riverfront property known locally as the Flintstones house, but officially as Casa Albero, for $4.6 million in 2004.

Bob Rose: a Sydney-based property developer. The BRW claims $200 million.

Harry Rosen: CEO of Melbourne-based pharmaceutical company, Phosphagenics, he owns shares worth about $55 million. The stock peaked at almost 45c in September 2006 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 6c in November 2008.

Michael Rosenbaum
: co-owns DealsDirect.com.au, which sells almost anything through its online store. Their stock is obtained straight from the manufacturer to keep prices down for their customers. Made BRW Young Rich List.

David Roseman: Macquarie Bank executive director and head of Australian Infrastructure who has been paid well over $10 million over the years and lives in a very comfortable house in Sydney.

Iain Ross
: managing director of the Worley Parsons hydro-carbons division who has 466,777 shares. The stock peaked at almost $58 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at $11 in December 2008 but recovered to almost $24 in January 2010.

Julia Ross: founder and managing director of Australia's largest independent recruitment company, Ross Human Directions, of which she owns about 37.2m shares. The stock peaked at almost 78c in February 2007 when she was worth more than $27 million, bottomed at 18c in December 2008 and recovered to around 37c. The BRW claims $81 million.

Joseph Ross: a major provider of joint-venture funds for the Gold Coast property industry, this Sydney-based investor owned 50% of the Chevron Renaissance building in Surfers Paradise, which was sold for about $60 million a couple of years back. He owns about 9m shares in CVC Ltd which had the other 50% of the Renaissance. Also uses a company called LJK Nominees to hold shares, and has been or is a top 20 shareholder in Computershare, Commander Communications, Prime Infrastructure, Macquarie Leisure, Gazal and Powerlan. Through LJK Nominees he was one of the Babcock & Brown “foundation” shareholders, with some 2.8m shares which are now worthless.

Stephen Ross de Belle: an Australian investment banker with the likes of ABN Amro and Barclays who went on to become managing director of Midwest Corp with shares worth more than $20 million when the Chinese government paid top dollar in 2008.

Gregory Rosshandler: managing director who built Finewrap, the largest single Flexographic print packaging company in Australia, to sales of $170 million and sold it in 2006.

Zac and Thelma Rossi: top 20 shareholders of Paladin Energy with 1.7m shares or 0.28 %. The stock peaked at almost $10.70 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at $1.90 and recovered to around $3.60.

Roth family: tenacious property developers, brothers John and Stanley Roth have added to their large Sydney property portfolio which was created by their father Henry Roth. Owning buildings in Sydney's CBD and surrounds, they have expanded into creating Italian gelato chain, Gelatissimo. The BRW claims $243 million.

James Rothel: chief scientific officer of Cellestis, developers and marketers of QuantiFERON technology products for medical diagnosis and scientific research, who owns about 12m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.70 in February 2006 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at $1.50 in January 2009 and recovered to around $3.53.

John Rothfield
: Dr Turf is best known for his punting commentary in the media but is also an astute property investor in Melbourne worth more than $10 million.

John Rothwell: the former managing director and largest shareholder of Perth-based ship builder Austal who owns about 33.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4 in February 2007 when he was worth more than $130 million, bottomed at $1.40 in November 2008 and recovered to around $2.40.

Bruce Rowan: a veteran in the mining sector, he has substantial holdings in the Sunvest Corporation and the Central African Mining & Exploration Co. The BRW claims $110 million.

Douglas Rowe: sold his metal recycling business Southern Recyling to listed CMA for $40 million in 2006 and was then later fired as CMA CEO and established a new competing firm in 2010 as this story in The Age, on August 15 2010, revealed.

Reg Rowe: the value of his wealth was helped with the float Super Cheap Auto stores in 2004. The BRW claims $320 million.


Kerry & Rowena Szeszeran-McEvoy: run the Australian Institute of Fitness, which are training colleges, and are looking to open campuses for foreign students to cash in on international interest. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Graeme Rowley: the former Rio Tinto executive is now head of operations for Fortescue Metals and has made more than $30 million from this exercise over the past five years as shares in the iron-ore exporter have soared. In March 2010 his share wealth was around $96 million.

Peter and Mark Rowsthorn: owner of the state-of-the-art Wadham Park stables in Victoria. Peter and his son Mark were also part of the winning team of Toll Holdings that secured the acquisition of Patrick Corporation in a vicious takeover. Mark now runs the debt-laden Asciano. The BRW claims $1.09 billion.

Michael Ruane
: director of Reward Minerals, his holdings are around 22.8 million. The stock peaked at almost $2 in July 2008 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at 30c in December 2008 and recovered to around 45c.

Richard Rubin: a member of Australia's spectacularly successful South African Jewish community who has a business called Panache World based in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. In South Africa 20 years ago he invented the in-built hairdryers and mini clothes dryers that are now in hotels around the world. He was a millionaire by 21, first Rolls Royce at 22, first jet by 25, a 737 by 30, followed by three heart attacks by 32. Wow, he really packs it in, and there seems to be a different luxury car parked outside his company headquarters every time you drive past.

John and Calogero Rubino: run the mining services company Monadelphous Group and together own about 6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $17.50 in November 2007 when they were worth more than $100 million, bottomed at $6 in December 2008 and recovered to around $13.10.

Ian Runge: founder of Brisbane-based mining software and consulting company Runge which floated in 2008, raising $50 million but leaving the family still in control and worth almost $100 million.

Geoffrey Rush: the first Australian-born person to win an Academy Award for acting, he continues to shine on top of his profession.

Sarina Russo: founder and managing director of the education, recruitment and investment companies that form the Sarina Russo Group. She has achieved great success as an educator, businesswoman and property owner. She owns a portfolio of both commercial and residential properties in Brisbane.

Rodney Rutherford: a top shareholder in Kagara Zinc who owns about 3m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.60 in September 2006 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 40c in December 2008 and recovered to around 96c.

Gerry Ryan: founder of caravan manufacturing business Jayco who also sits on the board of NRL club Melbourne Storm. In early 2010 mhe purchased some property in Toorak for around $18 million.

Alan Rydge: ownership of Greater Union Cinemas and the Rydges hotel chain through Amalgamated Holdings are the source of his wealth, along with a hugely valuable waterfront landbank in Point Piper. The BRW claims $277 million.

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Antony Sage: emerged in 2008 as a 6.4% or 20.6 million shareholder in cashed up former wannabe iron-ore producer Cape Lambert Iron which sold its project to the Chinese government for $400 million at the top of the market. The stock bottomed at 16c in December 2008 and recovered to around 54c.

Nabi Saleh: co-founder of Gloria Jean's coffee retail outlets and is a Hillsong elder and sits on the Hillsong board of directors. Since obtaining the Australian rights for the business, the chain has grown, generating $85 million in revenue last year.

Philip Salter: the co-founder of listed print marketing company Salmat who owns about 36m shares. The stock peaked at almost $5.20 in August 2007 when he was worth more than $150 million, bottomed at $2.60 in August 2008 and recovered to around $3.95. The BRW claims $280 million.

Carlo Salteri
: for 35 years, he bulit up his highly successful company Transfield, along side Franco Belgiorno-Nettis. It was broken up in 1997, which left him with the defence industries arm of the company which was re-named Tenix and sold to British Aerospace in 2008 for about $800 million. The 2010 BRW claims $1.33 billion. Forbes valued at $US970m in March 2010.

Mario Salvo:
in 2004 he sold $40million-plus Delta/Europcar business to Malaysian venture capitalists. He started his Delta car rental business in 1988 with 100 old bombs. When he left the business he had a fleet of 7000 cars.

David Same:
his father Saul Same founded the Gloweave empire in Melbourne and also pioneered fundraising breakfasts for Melbourne's Jewish business community with the Labor Party in the 1950s, as The Age reported shortly before the 2010 election.

Graeme Samuel
: made plenty as an investment banker with Macquarie Bank in the 1980s but then devoted himself to community causes while retaining an interest in Grant Samuel and also making heaps in the Austexx property joint venture with his two best friends and Rich Listers, Liberty Oil co-owners David Wieland and David Goldberger.


Christine Santic: estranged wife of Tony Santic, Port Augusta tuna king and owner of record breaking Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, has just reportedly secured an Australian record separation payout of $125 million.

Tony Santic: the Port Lincoln businessman built his wealth through large tuna quota holdings which he sold half of in 2003 when prices were peaking. Famously, he is the owner of one of Australia's most successful race horse, Makybe Diva and also subject to a hugely expensive divorce.

Luke Saracini: the Perth-based property developer is the owner of Saracen Properties and Saracan Estates winery. In 2010 the BRW claims $288 million.

Saragossi family: Joe Saragossi married the daughter of Brisbane entrepreneur, George James, following his service with the US army during WWII. He built the company G.James Glass & Aluminium into a strong business turning over a $1 million a day. The BRW claims $202 million.

Ralph Sarich: beginning with the Orbital Engine Corporation, a company set up to market the orbital piston engine, Ralph sold out in 1992 and turned his attention to property development, creating his company Cape Bouvard Investments. He owns commercial buildings in Melbourne and Perth, where he developed the Icon project which was the largest luxury apartment tower in WA. His wealth has accumulated to be worth close to a billion dollars. The 2010 BRW claims $1.13 billion.

Sam Sarin: as the longest-serving tuna boss in Port Lincoln, he also owns the largest tuna operation there. In 2010 the BRW claims he is off the list because of faaling value of his company.

Nigel Satterley
: owner of the Perth-based Satterley Property Group that sells house-and-land packages. The BRW claims $400 million.

Saunders family: the late John Saunders opened a small delicatessen in Western Sydney with friend Frank Lowy in 1958. A year later they opened the first Westfield shopping centre before the partners split in the 1980s. Continuing property investment has grown the Saunders family wealth, but not nearly as quickly as the Lowys who are worth more than $6 billion. The BRW claims $779 million.

Clive Savage: sold out of Clive Peters to JB-Hi Fi some years ago. Now trading in Queensland as Clive Anthony and has a handful of stores competing with Harvey Norman.

Duncan Saville: wealthy fund manager who has punted badly backing struggling transport ticketing company ERG and was then stalking Allco Finance Group's failed Rubicon trusts.

John Savio: the Stanthorpe-based apple grower is cashed up and flying after negotiating the purchase of an office tower in Brisbane for $88 million during 2008.

Sam Savvas: the founder of WOW sight and sound electronic superstores. Moreover, he also moonlights as a property developer of which both operate under his company the SSI Group. Reported to be worth upward of $200 million.

James Sawyer
: a large grain farmer from Dalwallinu in WA who has built up a solid stake in AWB shares.


Ron Sayers: founded Perth-based mining services company Ausdrill in 1987 and is still managing director today with about 34m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.90 in May 2007 when he was worth more than $80 million, bottomed at 80c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.95.

Anthony Scali: major shareholder with about 41.5m shares of Nick Scali, Australia's largest importers and suppliers of quality furniture. The stock peaked at almost $2.80 in September 2007 when he was worth more than $100 million, bottomed at 50c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.50.

Peter Scanlon: the former right hand man to John Elliott and one of the main shareholders of Patrick Corporation who benefitted enormously from the waterfront reforms and then the later high-priced takeover from Toll Holdings. The BRW claims $640 million.

Mario Scerri: a director of the Scerri Hotel Group which owns three hotels, he is joining the Sovereign Hotels Group board and receives a major interest in the company. Sovereign has an estimated worth of $100 million with a mix of freeholds and leaseholds of pubs across Melbourne.

John Schaffer: chairman and manging director of the Perth-based leather and building products company Schaffer Corp, owns about 3m shares. The stock peaked at almost $9.50 in February 2008 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at $4 in February 2009 and recovered to around $6.70.

John Schaeffer: arriving in Australia from Holland in 1959, he was Australia's richest cleaner when Tempo Services became Australia's biggest contract cleaners but then suffered a humiliating margin call and had to sell his mansion and art holdings before the company was sold as well. His wealth is still upwards of $10 million.

Scheinberg family: since selling their flagship Best & Less retail chain, they have focussed on expanding their property holdings. The BRW claims $284 million.


Schiavello family: brothers Joe and Tony are thought to be more than $100 million through their company which has a large share of the Australian office fit-out market, plus a growing property development business in Melbourne.

Bruno Schiavi: has made his fortune through retail ventures and having an MO of joining with celebrities and developing products. His latest line is a lingerie line teamed with Janet Jackson, and mens underwear range partnered with Brett Lee. Worth more than $30 million.

Jeffrey and Karen Schiller:
joint shareholders at Medusa Mining who own about 1m shares which is just over 2%. Add to this joint holdings in the Independance Group of just under 2m shares or 1.6%, which pushes their wealth above our $10 million cut-off.

Les Schirato
: owns food and beverage company Cantarella Bros, which in turn owns Vittoria Coffee (the largest coffee company in Australia). Cantarella is debt free and has turnover of more than $100 million. Coffee has huge margins, so this business is an absolute cash cow.

John Schubert: the chairman of the Commonwealth Bank and BHP-Billiton director made plenty when Hanson took over his Pioneer International a few years back, but his really big earner was Worley Parsons. Back in 2003-04, Schubert's last full year as Worley chairman, he was only paid $110,000 but may have retained his 1.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $54 in June and again in December 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $11 in December 2008 but recovered to almost $24 in January 2010.

Schumann family: big players in the resort business who have spent $40 million upgrading the Silver Star Mountain Resort in Canada since buying it in 2001 and a further $128 million upgrading the Big White resort in Canada in recent months.

Schwartz family: Jerry Schwartz, son of Eve Schwartz, is the sole family member director of his family's company. They own hotels in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. He is also a qualified laser and cosmetic surgeon. The BRW claims $258 million.

Adam Scott: Australia's best young golfer with annual earnings around $8 million and a personal wealth of more than $25 million.

Will Scott: the CommQuest CEO was worth about $15 million when the shares peaked after its 2007 float, but all that has been lost thanks to his dreadful management, culminating in that ridiculous $1 million Paris Hilton party in Sydney, which was exposed in this story for the Fairfax websites.

Ines Scotland:
CEO of the Sydney-based Citadel Resource Group, she owns about 255m shares. The stock peaked at almost 39c in August 2008 when she was worth more than $100 million, bottomed at 11c in November 2008 and recovered to around 38c.

Russell Scrimshaw: executive director of Perth-based Fortescue Metals Group who owns about 8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $12.80 in July 2008, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 but has recovered back to $4.60 as of January 2010 which pushes his wealth to about $40 million.

Donald Seaton: began as a commodity trader with Gardner Smith in the 1950s and eventually bought the business from which he has now retired but remains a large shareholder.

Norm Seckold: mining entrepreneur, former chairman and managing director of Bolnisi Gold, in 2008 he withdrew $95 million worth of stock out of Opes Prime, triggering the unravelling of the fraud and the eventual collapse of the securities lender. He also owns around 34m shares in Kings Minerals. The stock peaked at almost $1.10 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at 6c in December 2008 and recovered to around 18c.

Geoff Sedgwick: the Crane Group CEO has done a good job turning it around and was paid a tasty $2.67 million in 2005-06 and $3.44 million in 2006-07. Owns 270,000 shares. The stock peaked at almost $20 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $80 million, bottomed at 80c in December 2008 and recovered to around $9.10.

Frank Seeley: Adelaide's "Mr Cool" invented and developed the world's first all plastic, non-corrosive evaporative cooler in the 1970s. Today, his privately-owned company has an annual turnover of $100 million, directly employs 450 people, exports to 75 countries and owns subsidiaries in the US, France, Spain, and Asia.

Julian Segal: with Incitec Pivot shares surging towards $200 before the share split, the CEO was worth more than $20 million on paper, but this is now back below $5 million after a recent share price crunch.

Jim Selkirk: controls Selkirk Bricks, Victoria's largest brick manufacturer, which has been running for 123 years.

Alan Senior
: pocketed $23 a share from Xstrata for his 310,210 shares in Jubilee Mines.

Leon Serry: prominent investor in several Melbourne bio-tech plays such as Circadian.

Helen Sewell: co-founder of Great Southern Plantations who sold 25m shares at about $1.60 a pop in March 2001 when she retired from the board.

Kevin Seymour: a board member and substantial shareholder in Tattersall's after the Unitab merger, he is also a substantial Brisbane property developer with his private company the Seymour Group. The BRW claims $565 million.

Shahin family: Adelaide family with controlling interest in Peregrine Corporation, a convenience retailer and the operator of Smokemart & GiftBox retail sites across the country who have now moved into shopping centres.

Annette Sharp: once married to John Singleton and produced three children. Their marriage lasted less than 10 years, but her settlement was estimated to be $50 million.

Bob Sharpless: the co-founder and MD of one of Australia's largest residential land developments. Greater Springfield, in Brisbane's south-western suburbs has around 15,000 residents, with future growth geared towards 30,000 residents.

Chris and Graham Shaw: substantial owners of Direct Group which specialises in direct marketing and runs television channels, including TVSN and EXPO on pay-TV.

Doug Shears: a mover and shaker in Australian agribusiness. The once owner of Uncle Tobys and juice maker Berri, he nows spends most of his time enjoying the fruits of his work. The BRW claims $306 million.

Sheezel family
: own GPI, the diversified distributor and manufacturer of everything from corporate uniforms to bicycles.

David Shein and family
: founder of the information technology company Com Tech, he has since sold out to Dimension Data and had a brief stint on the Fairfax board. The BRW claims $242 million.

Tony Shepherd
: the former Transfield C
EO turned non-executive chairman owns about 1.6m shares which have recently crashed in value after a recent profit warning and emergency capital raising. The stock peaked at almost $16 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 and in January 2010 was back to $3.70.

Richard Sheppard: long-time deputy managing director of Macquarie Bank who earns close to $10 million a year. Has long been a profitable participant in various Macquarie equity and option schemes and has been a wise property investor over the years with holdings in places like Kangaroo Valley.

Ivan Sher: had a small stake in the original Vodafone licence in Australia which earned him more than $40 million.

Brian Sherman: co-founder of the funds management group Equitilink which he sold in a bear market and also had a great run as a shareholders in Channel Ten. Now best known for his art collecting and animal liberation campaigning.

Peter Sherwin: another Top End farmer selling up taking advantage of exploding rural property prices. Recently sold Alroy Downs on the Barkly Tableland for $70 million, three years after he bought it for $30 million.

Malcolm Shippen:
Melbourne stockbroker who led the purchase of Rod Price's former North Tahara property near Wagga Wagga for about $10 million in 2010.

Brad Shofer
: co-founder of the software group MYOB he has since stepped down from his executive role but remained a large shareholder until the recent takeover by Archer Capital.

Alan Shortall: CEO of US-based Unilife Medical Solutions. He owns shares that were worth more than $18 million in March 2010.

Max Shroder: pops up on the top 20 of listed education provider Navitas, formerly known as IBT Education, owns about 9.4m shares. The stock bottomed at $1.80 in May 2008 but recovered to around $4.40 valuing his stake at above $35 million.

Phillip Sidney: managing director of Melbourne-based renewable energy product manufacturer Quantum Energy, owns about 683m shares. The stock peaked at almost 15c in December 2006 when he was worth more than $65 million, bottomed at 3.5c in February 2008 and recovered to around 13c.

Peter Sidwell:
is actively involved in a diverse range of businesses in Australia. He is managing director of Shomega Limited, and he transformed a family business into one of the most progressive digital printing, media and publishing businesses in South East Asia before selling to Murdoch-owned PMP in 1996.

Wayne Sidwell: exceutive chairman and CEO of the Melbourne-based specialty printing services, Wellcom Group, owns about 25m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.20 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $80 million, bottomed at $1.50 in February 2009 and recovered to around $2.10.

Nicholas Silverthorn: director of NRW Holdings who owns about 21.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.50 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $90 million, bottomed at 20c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.85.

Karl Simich: managing director of Sandfire Resources, he owns shares worth around $13 million in March 2010.

Ruth Simon: co-owner of the electrical-device maker HPM Industries. The BRW claims $285 million.

John Lawrence Simpson: a very successful Perth-based property player who has done well in the Victorian market.

James Simpson: formally of Platinum Asset Management, Mr Kerr Neilson's right hand man, ran away with $32 million in cash when he exited the registry. He then purchased a $7.1 million new house in Birchgrove NSW.

David Sinclair: pathologist and professor at Harvard Medical School, he is a co-founder of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals which was sold to global giant GlaxoSmithKline in 2007 for a reported $1.1 billion.

Billy Singh: a wealthy Queensland banana grower who in 2010 added to his portfolio with the $3 million purchase of a plantation near Bundaberg which Timbercorp had bought for an inflated $9 million in 2006.

Dan Single: co-founder of the high fashion label and highly successful Ksubi. A keen surfer who has diversifed into other areas including Baddies Bar in New York.

John Singleton: making his fortune through his old advertising company STW Communications, he also has a strong interest in the horse racing industry owning Strawberry Hill Stud. Made plenty investing in Lonely Planet and the Magic Millions business on the Gold Coast. The BRW claims $230 million.

Maha Sinnathamby: a former civil engineer, he is behind the building of a new city in south-east Queensland, the Greater Springfield development. The BRW claims $571 million.

Robert Skinner: a former Deutsche Bank Australia director who in 2010 listed his waterfront mansion in Mosman for sale with pundits tipping it would fetch more than $13 million.

Brad Skelton: founded ST Group, a heavy machinery transportation company which operates across Australia. The company took off when they were called in to shift around 95% of the machinery used in building the new Hong Kong airport. Made BRW Young Rich List.

David Slack
: former County Natwest fund manager who co-founded Portfolio Partners in 1994 and then flogged it to Norwich Union for more than $100 million in 1998.


Bevan Slattery
: co-founder and managing director of PIPE Networks, Australia's largest peering provider who owns about 8m shares. The stock bottomed at $1.80 in December 2008 and recovered to around $6.19.

Terry Smart: the COO and executive director of booming retailer JB Hi-Fi who owns about 1.7m shares or 1.63% of the company. The stock bottomed at $7 in December 2008 and has kept climbing against the trend.

Peter Smedley: you can't feel too sorry for former Mayne CEO because he walked out of Colonial after the ComBank takeover with an outrageous package worth about $25 million. However, he went back in for another crack at Mayne and borrowed from the company to buy 2m shares at $2.93. When the stock hit $7.50, he was $9.14 million in front, but then it plummetted and he quit. Gets by these days as chairman of Spotless and Onesteel.

Ian Gowrie-Smith: pharmaceuticals entrepreneur best known for establishing SkyePharma and Medeva.

Greg Smith: managing director of Clive Peeters electrical discount chain who has a share holding of around 41.7 million. The stock peaked at almost $3.50 in May 2007 when he was worth more than $140 million, bottomed at 10c in December 2008 and recovered to around 43c.

Mark Smith: exploration manager of Mt Martha-based Karoon Gas who owns about 2m shares. The stock bottomed at $1.60 in November 2008 and recovered to $8, valuing his stake at above $15 million.

Mike Smith: the new British import leading ANZ on a package worth $10 million a year, and he owns shares worth around $11 million in March 2010.

Rod Smith: former director of Windimurra Vanadium who sold up his 11.4 million holdings in the 2007-08 financial year.

Tony Smith
: co-founder of resort management company BreakFree, of which he vended into doomed property company MFS. Much of the price was paid in MFS shares subject to a margin loan, and when MFS collapsed he lost around $60 million. This has prompted a fire sale of assets including two harbour frount properties in Sydney for $11.3 million, plus his half-built Gold Coast mansion.

Smorgon family: Ukraine migrants that have built a $2 billion-plus empire, spanning meat processing, packaging glasss and plastics, after opening a single butcher shop in Melbourne. The BRW claims $2.44 billion.

Michael Smurfit: was a part-owner of Cup winners Vintage Crop and Media Puzzle. Smurfit bought half of Kevin Bamford's Label Makers business in the early 1990s.

Terry Snow: an influential and charitable member of the Canberra community, in 1998 he purchased the city's airport and surrounding sheep paddocks from the Federal Government for just $66 million before embarking on a huge redevelopment program. The BRW claims $675 million.

Kong Chong Soon: chairman of the WA-based property development company United Overseas Australia who owns about 195m shares or 5.9%. The stock peaked at almost 36c in January 2008 when he was worth more than $65 million, bottomed at 9c in January 2009 and is back toward the peak at 32c.

David Southon: co-founder and joint former managing director of the Charter Hall
property group who owns about 8.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.20 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at 25c in December 2008.

Roy Spagnolo: the Parramatta Eels chairman is quite a property player and sold an industrial site tenanted to Bunnings in the Sydney suburb of Rockdale for $25 million in 2009. The AFR reported that Roy is known for his links with “the Italian Connection”, a group of Sydney developers including Tony Zappia, Vince Lombardo and George Gaitanos.

Tony Spanos:
his father made the family name in the meat export business from a processing factory in Botany Road, South Sydney. He has been referred to as defacto street mayor of South Sydney and he is selling his waterfront property known as the Boatshed at McMahons Point for more than $7 million.




Spencer family: with members of the family occupying the chair and CEO positions of two of the main entities of the Stargate group, a recent evaluation has the group servicing 6000 mortgage loans worth more than $1 billion, although the financial crash has clipped their wings significantly.

Vernon Spencer: the Chairman of Interstar Securities, one of the largest non-bank finance originators in the country. He sold out to Challenger in 2004 for a rumoured $85 million. Before that, he was easily making $10 million a year. He has one of the biggest boats moored in Melbourne and when he sold Interstar and started spending time up north, he had a similar huge gin palace built in Queensland. His boats alone would be worth close to $40 million.

Spooner family: owner of Melbourne's Caribbean Gardens markets and surrounding business park, it has been a solid contributor to the family's wealth. More recently, the family has interests in boat manufacturing and the St Kilda marina in Melbourne. The BRW claims $519 million.

Howard Stack: a Brisbane-based shwred property investor who once sold a Surfers Paradise beachfront property for $15 million, and then turned around and purchased a neighbouring property for $6.8 million. He is selling the family home of the past 25 years to move into a Mirvac Waterfront penthouse he purchased off the plan for a record $14.25 million - smashing the previous record of just over $11 million.

Gary Stafford: the managing director of PanAust owns about 11m shares or 0.77% of the company. The stock peaked at almost $1.25 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $13 million, bottomed at 10c in January 2009, and recovered to around 52c.

Trevor St Baker: non-executive chairman of Queensland-based ERM Power, of which his family owns 85%, the largest privately owned integrated energy company in Australia which has been mentioned as a potential buyer of the NSW energy assets up for sale.

Russell Staley: former executive director of Worley Parsons, and still holds a large share parcel, is now chairman of Benthic Geotec. The stock peaked at almost $54 in June and again in December 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $11 in December 2008 but recovered to almost $24 in January 2010. The BRW claims $265 million.

Guido Staltari:
executive chairman of Saracen Minerals and largest individual shareholder with a stake of around 8% which in July 2010 equates to $14.8m.

Harry Stamoulis: property developers with a penchant for disused and un-loved commercial properties across metropolitan Melbourne. The business was started by patriarch Spiro Stamoulis before his death in 2007, so son Harry is now in charge. The BRW claims $411 million.

Clive Standish - successfully ran the Australian operation of UBS in the 1990s and was promoted to be finance director of the Zurich-based banking giant before getting fired in 2007 for his part in the sub-prime disasters that required a bailout from the Singapore Government and then the Swiss government.

John Macarthur-Stanham:
director of Trust Company Limited with 256,920 shares. The stock peaked at almost $15 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $3 million, bottomed at $4.80 in December 2008 and recovered to around $6.50.

The Steele family: has an interest in 355 pokie machines generating more than $30 million annually.

Stehr family: controls 80% of the listed Clean Seas Tuna and owns about 87m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.10 in February 2008 when they were worth more than $170 million, bottomed at 30c in October 2008. The BRW claimed $271 million a few years back.

Malcolm Steinberg: the one-time king of pinball machines, his wealth grew from the establishment of the Timezone amusement arcades.

Darren Steinhardt: runs financial planning business Infocus, and builds the brand around the motto to keep your financial status healthy. There are also two other companies integrated into Infocus, Platformplus and Portfoliofocus, which both concentrate on selling software to companies to help with their growth. Made BRW Young Rich List.


David Stevens: co-founded Brennan, a leader in telecommunications and information technology services which focuses on the mid-market. Recently the company has been profiting on the demand for internet phone calls and mobile data access. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Dominic Stevens: CEO of Challenger Financial Services, who was pocketing more than $3 million a year and owns about 7.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6.60 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $42 million, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 and recovered to around $4.

Mark Stevens
: non-executive director of Jeanswest was going to move to a newly built mansion in the affluent Melbourne suburb of Toorak. He decided against relocating his family from their Park Orchards property, and is now selling the Toorak property for more than $6 million.

David Stewart: the former chief executive of Leighton Holdings who has made plenty over more than 20 years with the construction giant and is expected to pocket more than $5 million a year in the top job.

Charles Stinger: owned more than $10 million worth of shares in Probiotic.

Linda Stipanicev: a Perth-based company director who in 2011 placed her Peppermint Grove mansion near the Swan River on the market expecting about $10 million.

Andrew Stock: significant shareholder in Origin Energy, with around 463,00 shares. The stock peaked at almost $18 in November 2008 when he was worth more than $8 million, bottomed at $7.50 in February 2008 and then recovered.

Paul Stoddart: the founder of the failed OzJet airline, he moved into formula one and successfully sold his Minardi team. His big break came from a mega spare parts purchase from the Australian defence forces in the late 1980s. The BRW claims $230 million.

Kerry Stokes: well known for his media interests with Seven Network and, more recently, WA News. Biggest earner over the years has been the Caterpillar franchise in WA, which has now extended to NSW and Northern China. The 2010 BRW claimed $2.29 billion.

Casey Stoner: worth more than $20 million after a career riding motorbikes.

Michael Stork: a non-executive director of Patrys Antibody treatments group and associated with technology investor PNK Holdings.

Ric Stowe: the Monaco-based owner of Griffin Coal, which was one of only two coal producers on the west coast. In 2009 the BRW claims $875 million, but in 2010 has fallen off with his company in liquidation.

Terry Streeter:
the former Western Areas chairman made a fortune on a 1998 nickel tenement deal with his old colleagues but in July 2009 the WA Supreme Court ordered he pay $66 million in compensation suggesting all was not right with the deal and his wealth may be in decline. In 2010 the BRW claims $152 million.

Charles Stringer: chief executive of Probiotic, his share wealth in March 2010 was around $12 million.

Horst Struve: appears on the Silex Systems register with a handy 2.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $13 in June 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, bottomed at $2.90 in November 2008 and recovered to around $5.30.

Grant Stuart:
with the assistance of Russ Becker, R.A. Becker & Co the importers of B and C grade movies, documentaries and the Bold and the Beautiful, purchased Broadcast Rentals from the liquidators of ISIS - a failed dot com venture. Grant is one of the biggest players in the lucrative broadcast equipment hire business, and he resides in rural Victoria in Hepburn Springs, in a house that he paid $6 million for.

Sullivan family: wealthy farmers who sold their 1426 hectare Boggabilla property Mullala to listed Prime Ag for $15.1 million in 2008.

Peter Sullivan:
the CEO of Resolute Mining who owns about 3.1m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.40 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $7 million, bottomed at 40c in January 2009 and recovered to around a $1.


Phil Sullivan: the former managing director of Queensland property developer City Pacific ran an awfully complex operation but appears to be worth more than $10 million despite a recent share plunge and all sorts of confusing financial relationships in the accounts.

Alex Sundich: director of Eastern Star Gas who owns about 10m shares. The stock bottomed at 20c in October 2008 but has since recovered back towards $1 courtesy of the gas boom which pushes his wealth north of $10 million.

Sutton family: opening his first car dealership after WWII, Sir Frederick Sutton began building towards owning the largest network of Holden dealerships in Australia. The BRW claims $328 million.

Gillian Swaby
: company secretary of Paladin Energy had a share wealth of $60 million before the Lift Capital administrators controversially sold her up. In March 2010 her share wealth was around $18 million.

Jonathan Sweeney: managing director of Trust Company Limited who owns around 594,344 shares. The stock peaked at almost $15 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at $4.80 in December 2008 and recovered to around $6.50.

Swick family: Kent and Rosanne Swick still run the Perth-based Swick Mining Services and own about 26m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.20 in November 2007 when they were worth more than $50 million, bottomed at 25c in January 2009 and recovered to around 49c.

John Symond: in 1992, Symond introduced himself to mortgage broking. Sensing Australian's were fed up with big banks' disdain for service, he pounced on the opportunity and established Aussie Home Loans. The BRW claims $454 million although he's taken a hit through the credit crunch and partially sold out to the Commonwealth Bank. During the recent downturn, he purchased the dilapidated Wizard Home Loans for a song of $26 million. GE paid $400 million for Wizard in 2004.

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Anton Tagliaferro
: arriving from Malta in 1984 he had stints at Perpetual and Prudential before moving on to set up his own business, Investors Mutual. The BRW claims $240 million.

Talbot family: the late mining entrepreneur Ken Talbot died in a 2010 air crash when visiting an African mine. His family inherited a wide range of stakes in a variety of mining companies which in total has left them with more than $1 billion.

Basil Tambanis: managing director of Melbourne-based gold explorer, Goldminex Resources, he owns about 8.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.80 in August 2008 when he was worth more than $15 million, and bottomed at around 47c.

David Tang: a private property investor who in 2009 paid $44 million to buy the office tower at 82 Northbourne Avenue in Canberra.

Andrew Taplin: managing director of Adelaide-based Taplin Group which added to their commercial property interests by purchasing the Mawson Lakes town centre for a reported $26.05 million.

Sam Tarascio: owner of Salta Constructions which is currently redeveloping the old Mercy Hospital site in East Melbourne, and also the owner of Preston market. The BRW claims $621 million.

Roy Tashi
: has not worked for more than 20 years after selling his glass business to Pilkington for a tidy sum.





Alla and Allen Woof-Tasker
: the owners of the Lake House in the picturesque Victorian town of Daylesford, who purchased the land when it was covered in blackberries. Such a beautiful retreat overlooking the lake is worth plenty.

Ben Tapp and family: after many years bull catching and contract mustering, Ben and his family are settled on Mountain Valley station. The station covers more than 1500sq km on the edge of Arnhemland and they own more than 11,000 head of Brahman cattle. Within the last 12 months, rural property prices have soared. They are negotiating selling another smaller station for up to $80 million.

Steve Targett - was a main board director of Lloyds TSB in London responsible for wholesale and international banking, but then returned to ANZ in 2004 but has since moved on after missing out on the top job, sparking a $57 million lawsuit against the bank.

Greg Tate: the managing director of listed Fleetword Corp, which provides temporary accommodation for the likes of mining companies, owns about 5.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $11 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $55 million, bottomed at $3.50 in December 2008 and recovered to around $8.19.

Nick Burton-Taylor: former chair of one of Australia's oldest enterprises the Australian Agricultural Company, his family still owns around 3% or 7.45m shares despite being ousted by the aggressive 43% shareholder Futuris. The stock peaked at almost $3.60 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $21 million, and recovered to around $1.33. In 2010 the BRW claims $110 million.

Brian Taylor
: of Perth based Plan B Group Holdings, who owns about 18m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.70 in August 2007 when he was worth more than $25 million, bottomed at 50c in January 2009 and recovered to around 78c.

Jesse Taylor: the Perth-based former chairman of Midwest Corp collected about $20 million selling to the Chinese Government.

Bruce Teele:
former long-serving boss at blue-blood stockbroking firm JB Were who still chairs some of their associated listed investment companies such as AFIC and owns shares in them worth more than $20 million.

David Teoh: founder of TPG he sold his company to SPT for, effectively a quarter billion Australian dollars, $150 millon in cash plus almost 40% shares in the merged TPG/SPT entity.

John Terpu:
managing director of Conquest Mining who owns more than 19m shares. The stock peaked at almost 90c in May 2007 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at 16c in December 2008 and recovered to around 48c.

Julian Tertini: the founder of Freedom Furniture and managing director of Fantastic Furniture who owns a 40% stake. The stock peaked at almost $4.60 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $160 million, bottomed at $1.60 in December 2008, and in recovered to around $3.80. In 2010 the BRW claims $135 million.

Teys family: Australia's second largest beef processor, Teys Bros meat company operating out of Queensland, continues to be plagued by a large skills shortage in the abattoir industry.

Thomas family: the SA family are the founders of T&R Pastoral, Australia's third-largest meat processor. In 2010 the BRW claims $180 million.

Gavin Thomas: CEO of mining company Kingsgate whose stake was worth more than $30 million in late 2010.

George Thomas:
a Sydney-based publican whose pub, the Meridian Hotel regularly is at or near the top of turnover rankings for pokies in NSW.

Barry Roberts-Thompson: the former Hutchison Communications CEO used to be worth more than $200 million but the value of the shares is now down to about $7 million.

Craig Thompson:
owner and managing director of Fremantle-based Seacorp shipping, and owner of the Mount Hallowell horse stud south of Perth. Paid $700,000 in January 2010 for a mare, suggesting he's got a few dollars.

Barry Thorton:
chairman of GWA International who owns about 16 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.70 in April 2007 when he was worth more than $60 million, bottomed at $2.20 in December 2008 and recovered to back up to $3.

Bob Thorpe: founder and large shareholder who owns about 11.4m shares of mining services giant Ausenco, the recent resources boom had increased his wealth dramatically until the bust came. The stock peaked at almost $17 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $190 million, bottomed at $2 in December 2008 and recovered to around $4.25. The BRW claims $444 million.




Evan Thornley: together with wife Tracey Ellery, they began the internet search engine LookSmart and were briefly paper billionaires at the peak of the dotcom bubble.

Nick Thyssen: co-founder of Patra orange juice business in the 1970s who did it all again with Original Juice in the 1990s before selling out for $35 million to Golden Circle.

Tieck family: largely involved in Sydney commercial property and other investments, their wealth was built by their father Norman Tieck who was a partner of the Franklins supermarket chain. The BRW claims $989 million.

Ben Tilley: a friend of the Packers, he owns various properties through his company Linkshore and Greenacre Property Holdings and recently pocketed more than $40 million by selling his Point Piper house.

Mike Tilley: the former CEO of Challenger Financial Services made plenty as an investment banker over the years and boasts about owning two properties in Toorak.

Nathan Tinkler
: a former executive director of Macarthur Coal worth upwards of $400 million after timing his exit from the coal industry brilliantly and now spending up big on horseflesh. The BRW claims $441 million.

Paul Tolomeo: was one of three shareholders in Sydney-based Sasso Pre-cast Concrete which was sold to Brickworks for $35 million in March 2010.

Gianfranco Tomasi: founder and chairman of Southern Cross Electrical Engineering owns about 61m shares or 51%. The stock peaked at almost $1.85 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $110million, bottomed at 40c in February 2009 and recovered to around $1.32.

Neil Tomkinson: director of Red Hill Iron, his holdings are more than 3 million. The stock peaked at almost $7.30 in May 2008 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at $1.80 in January 2009 and recovered to around $3.30.

Alvin Toms: former director of Straits Resources who owned about 30.6m shares. He sold his stake in 2007 which would have netted him between $90-150 million. The stock didn't fall below $3.20 and got as high as $5 during 2007.

Robert Topfer: former boss of Babcock & Brown's corporate and structured finance activities worldwide and now the controlling shareholder in struggling broker Tricom.


Ian Trahar: director of the CO2 Group who owns about 117m shares. The stock peaked at almost 93c in December 2007 when he was worth more than $90 million, and bottomed at 20c in December 2008. Also a major investor in Avatar.

Roy Travers: the former tax lawyer for the likes of Alan Bond, Abe Saffron and Abe Goldberg, NSW chess champion and bigwig at Accor Asia-Pacific, who our reliable snout estimates is worth more than $150 million.

Joseph Treacy: executive director of Perth based Kagara Zinc , who owns about 3m shares or 1.5%. The stock peaked at almost $7.60 in September 2006 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 40c in December 2008 and recovered to around 96c.

Ken Tregonning: managing director of AED Oil, owns about 27m shares. The stock peaked at almost $11.50 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $270 million and bottomed at around 62c.

Peter Trew: Sydney property developer who in 2011 placed his North Curl Curl beachfront mansion on the market expecting $10 million.

Harry Triguboff: billionaire Sydney apartment builder through his controversial Meriton group. The 2010 BRW claims $4.20 billion. Forbes valued at $US3bn in March 2010.

Nic Trimboli: director and founding shareholder of Fremantle-based Littleworld Beverages, he owns about 4.6m shares. The stock bottomed at $1.15 in December 2008 and recovered to around $2.09.

Matt Tripp: the son of Bob Hawke's former bookmaker Alan Tripp who pocketed an estimated $40 million in late 2010 when Irish firm Paddy Power paid $132.6 million for the 39% of Sportsbet it didn't already own.

Karl and Luke Trouchet: these Brisbane-based brothers purchased their parents' humble campervan business, Apollo Motorhome Holidays, and have turned it into a highly successful venture pushing their wealth above $60 million.

Aidan & David Tudehope: in the telecommunications business through Macquarie Telecom. While falling to a low of 11c on the ASX in 2005, the share price has now recovered and the brothers are optimistic about the future. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Stephen Tull: co-founder of Perth-based IT out-sourcing company ASG Group who no longer works for the firm but still owns about 12.2m shares or 10% of the company. The stock peaked at almost $1.90 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 40c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.29.

Gavin and Sylvia Tulloch: directors of Dyesol with a joint holding of around 21.3m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.10 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at 60c in December 2008 and recovered to around 92c.

Lucy Turnball: director of Melbourne IT and owns more than 5m shares. The stock peaked at just above $4.20 in June 2007 when they were worth more than $20 million, bottomed at $1.50 in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.60.

Malcolm Turnbull: Australia's richest politician, he built his wealth through share entitlements as the head of the Australian arm of the US investment bank Goldman Sachs and the sale of OzEmail in 1999.

Graham Turner: the founder and major shareholder who owns about 15.7m shares of booming discount travel agency Flight Centre. The stock peaked at almost $33 in December 2007 when he was worth more than $450 million, bottomed at $7 in December 2008 and recovered to around $19.65. The BRW claims $380 million.

Matt Turner
: his father Graham co-founded the retail chain Flight Centre. The apple has not fallen far from the tree as he runs Queensland's biggest independent bike retailer, 99bikes, which he has expanded into 3 retail outlets.

David Tweed: renowned for offering no-value deals to shareholders, although he has broken no law, he has been quoted as saying " I didn't do morals at school". An appalling scavenger worth more than $20 million.


Max Twigg: landfill entrepreneur who sold out to Terry Peabody's Transpacific Industries who owns about 2.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $14.50 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $30 million, and recovered to around $1.27. Overall wealth tops $100 million as he concentrates on racing Porsches in retirement.

Daniel Tzvetkoff: this Queensland-born millionaire made his fortune from an on-line payment system Instabill. Now business interests are divided between IT and property sub-division and recently shelled out $28 million for a partially built mansion on the Gold Coast.

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Richard Uechtritz: the CEO of booming retailer JB Hi-Fi who owns about 3m shares or 2.94% of the company. The stock bottomed at $7 in December 2008 and has kept climbing against the trend, valuing his stake at more than $60 million.

John Uhrig: the former chairman of CRA and Westpac recently also retired from the board of Adelaide-based communications technology company Codan Ltd after 20 years and owns about 12.1m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.60 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at 46c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.22.

John Upham: career publican who grew up near Warrnambool and in 2009 came out of retirement to buy the Lorne Hotel for almost $20 million. See The Age.

Keith Urban: singer and songwriter who was born in New Zealand and now lives in Australia with his wife, Nicole Kidman, has a string of recording successes earning him north of $30 million.

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Robert Vagnoni
: executive director of Murchison Metals owns about 6.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $6 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $35 million, bottomed at 50c in December 2008 and the price had recovered to around $2.30.

Valmorbida family: after migrating to Melbourne in the 1950s, four brothers, Saverio, Mariano, Carlo and Terry, established Conga foods, Valcorp Fine Foods and the Casama Group. Food wholesaling was coupled with ownership of Italian newspapers in Melbourne and Sydney and a national Italian radio network. The BRW claims $501 million.

James Van der Meer: director of the VDM Group, he owns about 3m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.10 in August 2007 when he was worth more than $9 million, bottomed at 25c in December 2008, and recovered to around 45c.

Nick Van de Merwe: a former Pacific Brands marketing guru who bought the Golden Fleet surfwear label in 1999. Listed his Armadale mansion in Melbourne's leafy suburbs to sell for $5.5 million in mid-2010.

John Van Lieshout: ten years after migrating to Brisbane from his native Holland, the Dutch businessman began the furniture chain Super A-Mart in 1970. Slowly building the business over the next 40 years into a large retail chain in Queensland and much of northern NSW. Forbes valued at $US840m in March 2010. The 2010 BRW claims $1.39 billion.

David Veal: the former head of aviation at Allco Finance Group owned 11.35 million that peaked in value at $146.2m when the stock cracked $13 in early 2007. Allco collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.


Robert Velletri: managing director of the listed Monadelphous Group, who owns about 1.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $17.50 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at $6 in December 2008 and recovered to around $13.10.

Will Vicars:
director of the Sydney-based fashion brand management company, Oroton Group, he owns about 4.8m shares. The stock bottomed at $2 in February 2009 and recovered to around $6 which values his stake north of $25 million.

Mark Viduka: played soccer for English Premier League team, Middlesbrough, and now at Newcastle United earning more than $125,000 a week.

Charlotte and Ervin Vidor: realising a need for travellers, they have made their wealth through the Medina chain of serviced apartments. The BRW claims $500 million.

Steve Vizard: a canny wheeler dealer who made his first fortune selling Artist Services to Granada but has now enjoyed another windfall through the sale of his Toorak mansion for a record $17 million.

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Darrell Wade: co-founder of Intrepid Travel with sales of $150 million and now preparing the company for a public listing when markets recover.

Peter Wade: managing director and executive chairman of Mineral Resources who owns about 6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.50 in October 2008 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $1.60 in December 2008 and recovered to around $6.84.

Wagner family: they are based in Toowoomba, Queensland, they own Australia's only independantly owned construction materials supply business, Wagners. The family also owns a substantial portfolio of commercial and pastoral property holdings. The BRW claims $350 million.

Tony Wales: throughout the 1990s, he was Computershare's chief financial officer which helped make the company a global success and boosted the value of his large stake in the company. He owns about 32m shares. The stock bottomed at $6.20 and recovered to around $11.88 valuing his stake at above $350 million. The BRW claims $276 million.


Chris Walker: pops up on the top 20 of the emerging Mirabella Nickel which is developing the highly prospective Santa Rita nickel mine in Brazil that will come into production in 2009. Owns 800,000 shares. The stock peaked at almost $8 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $6 million, bottomed at 75c in January 2009 and recovered to around $2.18.

Lang Walker: he joined his father's small earth moving and quarry business at Sandy Point, south-west Sydney, in the late 1960s. Selling the quarrying business, he gradually refocused the family business to property development, forming his private company, the Walker Corporation. Owning substantial residential and commercial properties in Sydney and Queensland, he first sold the Walker Corporation to Australand in early 2000 but then just kept on developing in a private capacity before largely selling out to Mirvac in 2007. The 2010 BRW claims $1.97 billion. Forbes valued at $US880m in March 2010.

Matthew Walker:
pops up on the top 20 of the emerging Mirabella Nickel which is developing the highly prospective Santa Rita nickel mine in Brazil that will come into production in 2009. He owns about 1m shares. The stock peaked at almost $8 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $8 million, bottomed at 75c in January 2009 and recovered to around $2.18.

Ron Walker: chairman of Fairfax Media, he also has a hobby of showcasing his home town of Melbourne to the world. Biggest pay day was Melbourne's Crown Casino. The BRW claims $427 million.

Ian Wall: co-founder of the Adelaide-based communications technology company Codan Ltd who owns about 34.8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.60 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at 46c in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.22. Been a director since 1959.

Jim Wall
: executive chairman of CBH, he is not one to take a backward step when faced with a challenge. When heading junior zinc company Savage Resources, he took on resources giant WMC over the massive Ernest Henry deposit. These days some CBH shareholders want to toss him off the board.

Rowan Wall: his Eclipse Property Group sold an office building in Sydney's Ultimo for $31.4 million in 2008 so he must be worth a bob or two.


Ian Wallace: Perth property developer who is President of the exclusive Peppermint Grove Shire but has run into trouble recently with a residential development known as The Tuarts.

Ian Waller: the co-founder and CEO of insurance comparison website Iselect has a stake estimated at $30-$50 million after a capital raising in early 2011 valued the whole business at about $300 million.

Chris Wallin: this Brisbane-based geologist by trade, has made his wealth from mining royalties. He discovered th Copabella mine that is the cornerstone asset for Macarthur Coal. In 2009 he sold his stake in Byerwen Coal to Japan's JFE Steel for a reported $624 million. The 2010 BRW claims $2.59 billion.

Danny Wallis
: CEO of IT consulting company DWS owns about 54m shares. The stock peaked at almost $3.40 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $150 million, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 and recovered to around $1.63.

George and Paul Wallner: have been away from the Australian business scene since 1990. In 1982 they founded Hypercom which manufactures point-of-sale products for banks and retailers. They moved the headquarters to Arizona in the US, and have now sold the majority of their stake in the company.

David Walsh: known as “every casino owner's nightmare”, this eclectic Tasmanian has amassed a fortune on the blackjack tables using his mathematical probability skills. Additionally, he also owns an eclectic art collection of over 300 contemporary works worth more than $100 million.

Sam Walsh: Rio Tinto's Perth-based iron-ore boss saw his pay rocket to a staggering $7.7 million in 2007 as record profits, huge Chinese demand and the BHP-Billiton takeover bid all worked in his favour. However, excessive debt has seen the share price plunge.

John Walstab: director of Melbourne-based renewable energy product manufacturer Quantum Energy, owns about 77m shares. The stock peaked at almost 15c in December 2006 when he was worth more than $12 million, bottomed at 3.5c in February 2008 and recovered to around 13c.

James Wan
: creator and director of the Saw series of films which has taken over $400 million at the box office.

Ron Wanless: founder of Wanless Enviro Services specialising in waste recovery and environmental services, the former scrap metal dealer, has also has interests in speedcar driving , boxing and polo. He owns an expansive piece of land used solely for his Beaudesert Polo facility which hosted the 2008 Motorline BMW Polo tournament.





Greg Ward
: Macquarie Bank's finance director was paid $4 million in 2006-07 and has made plenty out of his shares and options over the years.

Brian Singer and Doug Warbrick
: with beginnings in a garage on the Victorian surf coast town of Jan Juc, these two went from building surfboards, to building the Rip Curl empire. The BRW claims $300 million.

Gemma Ward: a highly desirable catwalk model who commands up to $200,000 a show, made more than $4 million last year and has made a successful transition into Hollywood, starring in the horror film The Strangers which has seen more than $50 million at the US box office.

Ken Warriner: Kerry Packer's long time pastoral manager retained a 10% stake when the giant cattle business was sold for $425 million to UK private equity firm Terra Firma in March 2009.

Helen Watkins: pops up on the Futuris, which now trades as Elders, top 20 shareholder list with 8.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.90 in July 2007 when she was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 58c in December 2008, and recovered to around $1.50.

David Watson: executive chairman of Perth-based CTI Logistics
, who owns about 10.4m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.80 in December 2006 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at 60c in December 2008 and recovered to around 86c. Retired as a non-executive director in 2006.

Peter Watson: the former Transfield Services CEO appears in the top 20 shareholder list with 1.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $16 in September 2007 when he was worth more than $20 million, bottomed at $1.20 in December 2008 and in January 2010 was back to $3.70. Was paid $3 million in 2006-07.


Naomi Watts: an actress who now earns more than $2 million a year and is worth upward of $20 million.

Bill Wavish: the former Woolworths finance director made a small fortune from 1.2 million options issued in 1999 at an exercise price of just $5.11. He's also expected to make more than $10 million knocking Myer into shape for private equity giant TPG.

Garry Weaven:
the father figure of Australia's industry fund movement has created a lot of value for a lot of people and also done quite nicely himself over the years, dating right back to his stint at Westpac in the early 1990s.

Karrie Webb: the best female golfer Australia has ever produced who has cashed in big time on the professional tour.

Phillip Webb: he established Phillip Webb Real Estate in 1972 and it has grown to be recognised as one of the industry leaders throughout the Eastern suburbs. The company specialises in all facets of real estate.

William (Bill) Webb -
former vice chairman and chief operating officer of Philip Morris where he worked for 35 years, including a stint in charge of the huge international division from 1993 to 1997.

Mark Webber: part of the Red Bull F1 racing team, and since his debut has annual earnings upwards of $8 million.


Ross Wecker: a director of Innamincka Petroleum who owns about 8m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.50 in October 2007 when he was worth more than $10 million, bottomed at 15c in January 2009 and recovered to around 17c.

David Wee: founder and CEO of Carepoint Industrial Health Services and of Oceanside Securities, WA, he has interests in Abuzz Technologies, Global Mall Media and Property & Hospitals. Government-owned insurer Medibank reportedly paid $8 million to buy David Wee's occupational health business Carepoint which was settled in August 2010.

Paul Weightman: executive director and former chairman of Queensland-based property investment company, Cromwell Corp, he owns about 12m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.30 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at 40c in February 2009 and recovered to around 70c.

Gary Weiss: a long-time right hand man to Sir Ron Brierley at corporate raider GPG who collected a very generous 2.6 million pounds in 2007 for his efforts with the company.

John Wellam: owner of South Geelong firm Wellam Constructions made his cash in the earth moving business and was rejected when offered $18 million to buy the Geelong Golf Club site in 2010.

Harvey Went: a former founder of Mincom cashed in his shares pocketing $26.3 million before tax when the mining IT firm was sold to a US buyout firm.

Nathan Werdiger: property has driven the riches through the his investment propert company, Juilliard Corporation. The BRW claims $541 million.

Leanne Wesche
:
founder and managing director of Fremantle-based Pacco Group. Established in 2004, it is now one of Australia's leading fruit and vegetable packing houses.

Chris West: the former co-head of corporate finance at Allco Finance Group owned 10.43 million that peaked in value at $135.5m when the stock cracked $13 in early 2007. Allco collapsed in late 2008 so shares are worthless.

Christopher Westphal:
co-founder and CEO of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, he teamed up with David Sinclair and developed the business which was then sold to global giant GlaxoSmithKline in 2007 for a reported $1.1 billion.

Leigh Whannell: as the other half of the hugely successful Saw movies, the latest installment turned over $133 million last year. Leigh began on Neighbours and has risen quickly up the Hollywood ranks.

Vernon Whatley: founder of City Motors Holdings in 1952, he has grown the company into the listed Automotive Holdings Group of which he owns a 26% stake or around 16m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.50 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $60 million, and bottomed at 50c in December 2008 but is now marginally improving. In 2010 the BRW claims $182 million.

Alex Wheeler: a large grain farmer from Coonamble in NSW who holds a solid stake in AWB shares.



Tony and Maureen Wheeler: founders of Melbourne-based Lonely Planet, which has grown to be the world's largest independent travel publishing company, until the partial sale to the BBC in 2008.

White family: the owner of the Ray White franchise model, who skims the top in franchise fees from every Ray White sale and also made plenty through REA Group, which runs wwwrealestate.com.au.

Terry and Rhonda White: as former President of the Pharmacy Guild, Terry, along with his wife Rhonda, founded the Terry White chemist franchise. They appointed their first franchisee in 1994 and now has 111 stores from Cairns to Perth with a turnover of $550 million. This has pushed their personal wealth to more than $60 million.

Paul Whiteman: after obtaining a garbage dump for next to nothing, he turned the methane gas into electricity and sold it back into the grid, thus forming, alongside Walter Pahor, Energy Developments Ltd.

Noel Whittaker and Cheryl Macnaught: they established Whittaker Macnaught Financial Planning which they sold to a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland, St Andrew's Australia, for a rumoured figure that was north of $30 million.

Kevin Whyte
: founder and managing director of The Token Group which is a personal management firm and live touring business working with the finest comedians in Australia. Artists on the books include Dave Hughes and Rove McManus.

Robert Whyte: every bit a renaissance man who is fluent in several languages. His investment company Audant has made plenty out of property and banks stocks over the years. The BRW claims $340 million.

David Wieland: co-founder of the Solo chain of petrol stations in the 1970s, he has also established Liberty Oil which supplies almost 10% of Australia's fuel needs. He is now a co-owner of the Direct Factory Outlet chain and is involved in other property developments. The BRW claims $610 million.

Mike Wilkins: former Promina boss and now CEO of the struggling Insurance Australia Group after Michael Hawker's resignation. Received a large payout when Suncorp bought Promina in 2006.

Greg Wilkinson: deputy executive chairman of Sydney-based provider of financial and business management solutions, Reckon, he owns about 7.2m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.60 in January 2008 when he was worth more than $10 million, bottomed at 85c in October 2008 and recovered to around $2.

Shane Wilkinson: started as a tradie, then moved into what he found to be a more efficient job of buying houses and turning them into apartments. He now owns property development company Pace Development Group and operates mainly in Melbourne. Made BRW Young Rich List.

Chris Wilks: the finance director of Sonic Healthcare owns 500,000 shares. The stock peaked at almost $18 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $9 million, bottomed at $12.40 in December 2008 and recovered to around $14.43.

Anthony Willemsen: chief executive of the Canberra-based property developer Willemsen Group. In operation for the past 40 years, he has grown the portfolio to include a large number of Canberra office and hotel buildings, and recently, one of the gateway sites to the city's Parliamentary Triangle.

Ashley Williams: a Melbourne-based property developer has survived the downturn in the commercial property, building a diverse portfolio pushing his wealth north of $120 million. He co-owns, with Ron Walker, Evolve Development.

David Williams: Melbourne-based investment banker who enjoyed a tidy pay day from putting together the Tasmanian salmon giant Tassal.




Keith Williams: the now retired founder of Seaworld on the Gold Coast and Hamilton Island Resort in the Whitsundays built his personal wealth from nothing to more than $150 million.

Lloyd Williams: his company, Hudson Conway, is best known as the property development company that developed and managed Melbourne's Crown casino. He also owns the highly exclusive Capital Golf Club in Melbourne, reserved for famous and wealthy, and has strong interests in the thoroughbred industry - owning more than 70 race horses. The BRW claims $942 million. Forbes valued at $US610m in March 2010.

Peter Williams:
a director of Ampella Mining whose stake was worth more than $20 million in late 2010.

Rohan Williams: CEO of Avoca Resources whose stake was worth more than $10 million in late 2010.

Andrew Willink: Cannex founder and current co-owner of Rate City which deals in retail banking products and has been looking to expand.

Glenn Willis:
high-profile investment banker for 25 years, and co-founder of Grange Securities before it was taken over by Lehman Brothers in 2007, now the chief executive of corporate advisory firm Moss Capital. He previously headed the Australian arm of Lehman Brothers - the New York-based investment bank that collapsed last September in the biggest bankruptcy in US history.

Dean Wills: the Ferrari-loving former Coca Cola Amatil boss walked out with an $18 million retirement payout when he left in 1994 and has been making plenty as a professional director and investor ever since.

Wilson family: a secretive Melbourne family that controls plumbing supplies company Reece, which has tripled their wealth in the last 3 years north of $1 billion. Together they own more than 200m shares. The stock peaked at almost $30 in July 2007 when they were worth more than $6 billion, bottomed at $15 in December 2008 and recovered to around $24.60. The BRW claims $1.5 billion.

Brett Wilson: a large grain farmer from Hannaford in Queensland who has a solid holding of AWB shares.

Geoff Wilson: the fund manager has a direct equity interest in WAM, WLS, WIL and CAM to name a few, plus whatever the funds management business must be worth.

Frank Wilson: taxation lawyer who became founding chairman and controlling shareholder of Perth-based TFS Corporation which is into forestry and fragrances. He owns about 39.8m shares or 21.58%. The stock peaked at almost $1.50 in September 2008 when he was worth more than $40 million, and bottomed at 70c in December 2008 but has since recovered to $1 in January 2010.

Peter Wilson: managing director of the Spotless Group who owns about 2.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $5.30 in March 2006 when he was worth more than $10 million, bottomed at $2.10 and recovered to around $2.65.

Steve Wilson: executive chairman of Brisbane-based broker Wilson HTM where he has worked since 1984. He owns about 15.3m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.60 in August 2007 when he was worth more than $60 million, bottomed at 80c in December 2008 and recovered to around $2.05.

Roger Wilson: non-executive chairman of SA-based Sapex Petroleum, he recently pocketed around $5 million in cash and shares from the sell-out to Linc Energy.

Ross Wilson
: the former Tabcorp CEO was paid about $15 million to run the privatised gaming company for its first eight years as a public company and left with about $60 million worth of shares which were debt free. With Tabcorp paying him fully franked dividends of almost $3 million a year, the net worth is rising at a solid rate.

Donald Windrim:
pops up on the top 20 of the emerging Mirabella Nickel which is developing the highly prospective Santa Rita nickel mine in Brazil that will come into production in 2009. He owns about 2m shares. The stock peaked at almost $8 in June 2008 when he was worth more than $15 million, bottomed at 75c in January 2009 and recovered to around $2.18.

Craig Winkler: the co-founder and largest shareholder in accounting software company MYOB until a recent private equity takeover.

Peter Wise: as non-executive director owns about 13.6m shares in IBA Health, trading as ISOFT, and is chairman of Tag Pacific, which has interests in electronics and componentry. The stock peaked at almost $1.55 in March 2007 when he was worth more than $13 million, bottomed at 40c in March 2008 and recovered to around 69c.

Withers family: the concentration of this Melbourne family's wealth is directed by the ownership of the 7-Eleven convenience store franchise in Australia. About 400 stores continue to build their wealth. The BRW claims $297 million.

Phillip Wolanski
: with his father leaving him a property portfolio worth more than $50 million, he has continued to build upon that wealth through prudent property investment and development. The BRW claims $200 million.

David Wolf: founder of property developing company Monreid which is currently developing a 25 level building at 560 Flinders Street Melbourne. Sixty five percent has been sold off plan with each floor averaging $1.3 million.

James Wolfensohn
: the former World Bank president may not be an Australian citizen any more, but he's an Australian who started his stockbroking and investment banking career here so his $400 million net worth should be included on any Rich List.

Andrew Wood: runs the mergers and acquisitions division for Worley Parsons and owns 828,238 shares. The stock peaked at almost $54 in June and again in December 2007 when he was worth more than $40 million, bottomed at $11 in December 2008 but recovered to almost $24 in January 2010.

Dan Wood: part of the exploration management team for the Melbourne-based Newcrest Mining, one of Australia's major gold-copper producers. He owns about 240,000 shares, which when peaked at almost $40 in March 2008, he was worth more than $9 million, bottomed at $17 in October 2008 and recovered to around $32.13.

Graeme Wood: founder and executive director of wotif.com who owns about 50m shares. The stock turned around to $6.60 after it bottomed at $2.70 valuing his stake above $325 million. The BRW claims $255 million.

Roger Wood: a charismatic former Murdoch executive in Australia who went on to launch the international Newlink business in the early 1990s and in 2010 was selling his Balmoral home with expectation it would fetch more than $8 million.


Simon Woodfull: co-founded Bravura, a software provider for wealth management, after becoming frustrated at his previous job because of the lack of money being put into research, which Bravura now thrives on. Made
BRW Young Rich List.

Ken Woodley: the marketing director of Brisbane developer Devine Ltd
who owns about 9.6m shares. The stock peaked at almost $1.70 in November 2007 when he was worth more than $10 million and bottomed at around 39c.

Anthony Wooles: is the founder, former Executive Chairman and Managing Director of maintenance company, Pearl Street which was acquired in January 2010 by Australian Laboratory Services. He owned about 38m shares in the company which pushes his wealth north of $19 million.

Children of Ian Woods: the late professional gambler died in 2008, leaving an estate worth more than $900 million, largely thanks to winnings from his computer betting program in Hong Kong. The vast bulk has gone to his son and daughter who are based in Australia.

Greg Woolley: pops up on the Allco Equity Partners which trades as Oceania Capital Partners share register with about 25m shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.60 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $100 million, and bottomed at $1.40 in December 2008 and recovered to around $2.79.

Mark Worrell: was worth an estimated $30 million on paper at the top of the boom when a senior executive at Allco Finance Collapse but after the collapse wasn't forced into a fire sale of assets and moved on to Beacon Asset Finance Corp. It wasn't until mid 2010 that he listed his North Shore mansion to sell for $6.8 million, suggesting a degree of financial wealth remains.

Sam Worthington: having been a part of the Australian television scene, he is regarded as the next big thing in Hollywood. He recently signed on for the Terminator trilogy and was the star of the 2010 record breaking Avatar.

Les Wozniczka: the hot-headed former Futuris, which now trades as Elders, CEO was paid more than $3 million a year and owned 4.5m shares. The stock peaked at almost $2.90 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $10 million, bottomed at 58c in December 2008, and recovered to around $1.50.

Richard Avery-Wright:
The AFR reported in early 2011 that he was a CFD trader who was aiming to sell his Mosman mansion for more than $7 million.




Michael Wright: owns a half share in the Hanwright royalty, which clips the ticket on everything produced by Rio Tinto's Hamersley Iron subsidiary. The other half is owned by Gina Rinehart, based on the discovery by their fathers of the Hamersley iron ore deposit. With the insatiable Chinese demand for iron ore, the Hanwright royalty assures a substantial income for many years to come. The 2010 BRW claims $2.09 billion.

Steve Wyatt
: general manager of Mineral Resources who owns about 16.7m shares. The stock peaked at almost $7.50 in October 2008 when he was worth more than $100 million, bottomed at $1.60 in December 2008 and recovered to around $6.84.

Wyllie family: their fortune originated in Asia where for 30 years the late Bill Wyllie managed the recovery of failed businesses. A health scare motivated a move for a simpler life in Perth where the business grew through property and strategic investment. The BRW claims $773 million.

John Wylie: the $600 million in transaction costs relating to the Wesfarmers takeover of Coles should be enough to make $20 million in just one deal for the investment banker who in 2007 sold his Carnegie Wylie advisory business to Lazard and pocketed a reported $88 million, but has been making a series of poor investments in more recent times.

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Harry Xydas: he founded the engineering and construction DORIC group in 1989 and holds a 62% stake. In 20 years, he has grown the company to an annual turnover of about $400 million.

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Michael Yates: a property developer who focuses on apartment developments in Melbourne's ritzy South Yarra.

Oliver Yates: co-head of Financial Products at Macquarie Bank and brother of former PBL CEO Peter Yates.

Peter Yates: made plenty at Macquarie Bank and then collected another $10 million when fired as CEO of PBL before a brief but unsuccessful stint as CEO of the under-performing Allco Equity Partners.

Young family:
their heritage listed family home in the Blue Mountains is leaving the family. Built in the late 1800s, and after 50 years' use as a holiday home, "generational priorities" have influenced the recent sale for more than $4 million.

Angus and Malcolm Young: guitarists, songwriters, and co-founders of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Check out this excellent explanation of their business savvy by James Thomson on Business Spectator.

Dat Sri Johann Young:
group CEO of Sydney-based telecommunications products and services group Nexbis, formally known as Entertainment Media &Telecoms Corp, of which he owns about 32 million shares. The stock peaked at almost 50c in August 2008 when he was worth more than $15 million but was wallowing below 10c in early 2012.

John Young: he established Great Southern Plantations as a tax effective agricultural investment for clients and was the largest owner with about 50 million shares. The stock peaked at almost $4.30 in April 2006 and collapsed in 2010, although he'd sold enough to retain a tidy pile.

Paul Young: non-executive director of SA-based Sapex Petroleum, he pocketed around $5 million in cash and shares from the sell-out to the much over-hyped Linc Energy.

Spencer Young: former CEO of HFA Holdings owned about 25.5m shares and has survived an earlier association with MFS. The stock peaked at almost $2.80 in July 2007 when he was worth more than $50 million, bottomed at 12c in December 2008 and recovered to around 70c in early 2012.

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Zagame family: this Melbourne family was once at the top of Victoria's poker machine industry, but has since been overtaken by big-spending investors like Bruce Mathieson. Once in charge of a greengrocer's business, they expanded the business into car dealerships, pubs and restaurants before really cashing in on gaming with about 500 machines in Victoria. Family is planning a huge new mansion in Warrandyte.

Carla Zampatti: the fashion guru and SBS chair lives in a $20 million Darling Point mansion and owns a string of residential properties in Sydney. Her Sydney CBD retail properties would be worth more than $20 million, including one on George Street opposite the Strand Arcade. She also owns property in New York and has firmly entrenched retail distribution through DJs and her own chain of stores.

Doug Zapelli: owner of one of Australia's oldest retailers, the Dimmeys/Forges chain of stores. He has worked in retail all his life as owner of discount chains including Best Buys, and is famed for being as frugal as the prices in the discount stores.

Shi Zhengrong: arriving in Sydney more than 20 years ago as a student of laser technology, he joined a research team at UNSW to complete his doctorate. He changed to the solar technology field and set up a solar panel factory in China for his company, Suntech Power Holdings which was listed on the New York stock exchange in December 2005, confirming the founder as a billionaire. The BRW claims $2.33 billion although the company has struggled in recent years.

Eric Zupp
: he started out selling Volkswagens which he grew into Queensland's fourth biggest company holding 18 car dealerships. He sold out in 2007 to the Automotive Holdings Group for $117 million. The BRW claims $144 million.

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