It would be easy to call the many names gathered on the following pages a rich list, but it is not that simple. By and large, the names we have found have been directors or key executives of listed companies at such an early point that they have amassed a fortune for themselves and others.
That is wealth creation. These are not the later board appointees who have an interest in the business. In many cases their wealth is tied to the company. In some cases, they are serial directors or investors, joining more than one company at an early phase and capitalising on many successful outcomes.
Not all the wealth creators are in listed companies. We have also identified the major private wealth creators. Most are self made people.
While the mining story is writ large across these pages, there is a surprising amount of wealth created outside that sector.
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