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Gina Rinehart Is the World’s Richest Woman

Gina Rinehart is now the world’s richest woman, says BRW Magazine. The Australian miner, worth nearly $30 billion, earns about $50 million a day.

May 26, 2012 | By rty aze

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Gina Rinehart is now the world’s richest woman, says BRW Magazine. The Australian miner, worth nearly $30 billion, earns about $50 million a day.

Thanks to foreign investments in iron ore, its increased production and recovery, she earns more than the likes of Christy Walton (Wal-Mart) and Oprah Winfrey.

In an extraordinary accumulation of riches from the mining industry, Mrs Rinehart’s wealth has grown by an unprecedented $19 billion this year alone.

“There is a real possibility that Rinehart will become not just the richest woman in the world, but the richest person in the world,” said BRW Rich List editor Andrew Heathcote.


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