Australian iron magnate world's richest woman | News | Al Jazeera

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


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