Australian iron magnate world's richest woman

Country's booming iron-ore industry pushes Gina Rinehart's net worth to nearly $30bn.

    The wealthiest woman in Australia has recently become the wealthiest woman in the world.

    Mining magnate Gina Rinehart's fortune has reached a net worth of $29b, thanks in part to her iron-ore company becoming a stand-out player in Australia's booming mining sector. 

    As the price of iron-ore has shot up, so has Rinehart's wealth. 

    Andrew Thomas reports from Australia. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.