What does it take to earn a spot on the top 10 greatest entrepreneurs in Australia 2015 list? The answer is hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. Our top 10 greatest entrepreneurs own a variety of businesses from shopping malls to trucking companies.
One of two females who made the top 10 greatest entrepreneurs in Australia 2015 list co-owns her thriving business with her spouse; Anthony Pratt and Gina Rinehart inherited their booming companies. Also, the majority of the top ten entrepreneurs currently reside in Sydney, Australia.
Here is the list of the top 10 greatest entrepreneurs in Australia 2015.
1. Gina Rinehart
Gina Rinehart is the executive chairman of Hancock Prospecting. She is 61 years old and resides in Perth, Australia. Rinehart, who has inherited her business from her father, has been nicknamed the queen of iron-ore trade. Rumor has it that she is estranged from her children because of a dispute regarding ownership of assets. According to Forbes, her net worth is 11.4 billion.
2. Harry Triguboff
Harry Triguboff, born in Dalian, China, is the founder and managing director of the Meriton Group. He is 82 years old and resides in Sydney, Australia. He holds a BA from the University of Leeds. According to Forbes, his real time net worth is 5.1 billion.
3. James Packer
James Packer owns casinos and a Los Angeles based film company, RatPac Entertainment. He resides in Sydney, Australia, and in 2005, he inherited a five billion dollar business when his father died. According to Forbes, his net worth is 4.6 billion.
4. Frank Lowy
Frank Lowy is 82 years old and currently resides in Sydney, Australia. He made his billions from shopping malls; he owns malls in the US, UK, New Zealand, and Australia. According to Forbes, his net worth is 4.7 billion.
5. Ivan Glasenberg
Ivan Glasenberg, who has dual citizenships with South Africa, Australia, and Israel, is the chief executive of commodities for Glencore. He has an MA from Marshall School of Business. According to Forbes, his net worth is 4.5 billion.
6. Kerr Neilson
Kerr Neilson is 65 years old and resides in Sydney, Australia. He co-founded Platinum Asset Management in 1994, and holds a BA from the University of Cape Town. According to Forbes, his net worth is 2.8 billion.
7. Lindsay Fox
Lindsay Fox is 78 years old and resides in Melborune, Australia. He dropped-out of school at age 16 to drive trucks and now owns a trucking company named Linfox. According to Forbes, his real time net worth is 2.9 billion.
8. John Gandel
John Gandel is 82 years old and resides in Melbourne, Australia. He owns the Chadstone shopping mall and has more than 500 stores in Australia. According to Forbes, his estimated net worth is 3.5 billion.
9. Anthony Pratt
Anthony Pratt is 55 years old and resides in Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his wealth through manufacturing, and holds a BA from Monash. According to Forbes, his net worth is 3.5 billion.
10. Katie Page
Katie Page owns Magic Millions with her spouse; Gerry Harvey. They have been nicknamed one of the most successful husband and wife retailers in the world. Page is also the chief executive of Harvey Norman. According to Smart Company, her net worth is 2.5 billion.
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Being an entrepreneur requires long work hours and many sacrifices. Our top 10 greatest entrepreneurs in Australia 2015 show that they have what it takes to operate a successful business, and their accomplishments are commendable.
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