Mining magnate Gina Rinehart the only Australian on list of world’s powerful women

  • She is one of the country’s richest and most divisive figures and she’s Australia’s only representative on Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women.

Gina Rinehart has been named the world’s 51st most powerful woman by the magazine, which regularly ranks global figures on their wealth and ability to influence public policy.

A mining magnate, Rinehart is also well known because of her public battle with her children as they fought over the family fortune, as well as for her patronage of senior coalition figures, including Australia’s deputy prime minister and National’s leader Barnaby Joyce.

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Gina Rinehart is valued at US$9.9 billion, and is noted for turning her inherited mining assets into “something much larger”.

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