Who Are The Richest Australians?

Gina is sahhh rich!

This year's rich list release marks the 30th anniversary of BRW's annual rich list publication.

Who made the list this year?

Who made the list 30 years ago?

Who's stayed on the list for 30 years?

How else has Australia changed?

All brilliant questions!

We had the exact same ones!

So we went looking, and here is what we found.

This Years Richest Australians


Net Worth

Change From

Gina Rinehart
$22.2 Billion Down $7.15 Billion
Frank Lowy
$6.87 Billion Up $400 Million
James Packer
$6 Billion Up $790 Million
Anthony Pratt
$5.95 Billion Up $500 Million
Ivan Glasenberg
$5.61 Billion Down $1.79 Billion
Harry Triguboff
$4.95 Billion Up $100 Million
Hui Wing Mau
$4.82 Billion N/A
1st Year On Rich List
John Gandel
$3.7 Billion Up $350 Million
Andrew Forrest
$3.66 Billion Down $2.23 Billion
Christopher Wallin
$2.8 Billion Down $900 Million

Difference In The Lists From 30 Years Ago To Today

Rich List Stats



Wealth needed to
be in the top 200?
$10 Million $235 Million
Average Wealth? $29 Million $884 Million
Richest Person? Kerry Packer
$200 Million
Gina Rinehart
$22 Billion
Number of Women
in the List?
6 14
Richest Woman? Diana Gibson
$22 Million
Gina Rinehart
$22 Billion
Richest Man? Kerry Packer
$200 Million
Frank Lowy
$6.8 Billion
Which State Produces the
Most List Entrants?
74 People
61 People
Where Do Most of the
Entrants Make Their Money?
45 People
52 People
Average Age? 56 Years old 65 Years old

Who Has Been In The List Every Year Since 1984


Source of Wealth

2013 Net Worth

Frank Lowy Property Investment
(Westfield Shopping Centres)
$6.87 Billion
Harry Triguboff Property Development
(Meriton Apartments)
$4.95 Billion
John Gandel Property Investment $3.7 Billion
Kerry Stokes Media, Mining Equipment, Investment.
(Channel Seven)
$2.47 Billion
David Hains Investment
(Turning Around Failing Businesses)
$2.32 Billion
Stan Perron Property $2.33 Billion
Lindsay Fox Transport, Property
(Linfox, Armaguard)
$1.9 Billion
Maurice Alter Property $1.78 Billion
Solomon Lew Retail (Clothing)
(Just Jeans, Portmans, Smiggle, Peter Alexander)
$1.7 Billion
Bruce Gordon Media
$1.39 Billion
Alan Rydge Entertainment, Hotels
(Greater Union/Event Cinemas,Rydges Hotels & Resorts)
$1.19 Billion
Bob & Jack Ingham Rural (Poultry)
$1.15 Billion
Bruno & Rino Grotto Construction $740 Million
Reg Grundy Media
(Television Producer)
$760 Million
John Longhurst Property
$470 Million
Grahame Mapp Investment $430 Million
Byron & Hugh MacLachlan Rural (Wool)
$300 Million
Bruce & Ian McMullin Property, Investment
(Spotless Group)
$285 Million

What Else Has Changed In The Last 30 Years

What's Changed?



Average Annual Wage $19,056 $69,170
Petrol Price 47c a litre $1.51 a litre
Average House Price In Sydney $85,900 $594,000
Waterfront Apartment On Sydney Harbour $505,000 $2,600,000
Price Of An Average Apple Computer $2,495 $1,299
Most Expensive Rolls-Royce $225,000 $1,075,000
Prime Minister Bob Hawke Tony Abbott
Most Popular Drama Series A Country Practice House Husbands
Most Popular Car Sold In Australia Ford Falcon Toyota Corolla
Olympic Games Were Held In Los Angeles London (2012)
NRL Grand Final Winner Canterbury-Bankstown
Sydney Roosters
AFL Grand Final Winner (VFL) Essendon Bombers Hawthorn Hawks

Australia's Population Growth Over The Last 30 Years




Australia 15,555,900 23,240,183
Sydney 3,358,600 4,667,000
Melbourne 2,890,700 4,246,345
Brisbane 1,114,600 2,189,878
Adelaide 979,600 1,277,174
Perth 983,400 1,897,548
Hobart 175,700 216,959
Darwin 66,100 131,678
Canberra 264,400 411,609
Gold Coast 198,300 590,989

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