Gina Rinehart

IMPW 2019. 43. Gina Rinehart
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  • Title
    Executive Chairman
  • Company
    Hancock Prospecting
  • Country

Popularly known as Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart inherited Hancock Prospecting after her father’s death in 1992—but she has since expanded it into a sprawling business across iron ore, coal, mining, and dairy with a reported revenue of more than $6 billion in 2018, up sharply year-on-year due to a profitable iron ore division. But she has also attracted public attention in Australia for her high-profile court battles, including over royalties for iron ore, and a long-running dispute with two of her four children over their stakes in the business. In May, she won a court battle to keep that legal dispute private from Australia’s High Court.

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