The wealthiest Aussies have built up significantly more money over the past few years, according to the Forbes 2023 rich list.
The collective wealth of the 50 richest Australians surged a whopping 70 per cent since 2019 - from $182 billion to $310 billion.
Unsurprisingly, Gina Rinehart maintained her position as the country’s richest person with a net worth of $44.6 billion.
Coming in behind her was mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, who has an estimated fortune of $31.6 billion.
In third spot, with a net worth of $22.6 billion, was property developer Harry Triguboff, who is set to celebrate a double milestone this year: his 90th birthday and the 60th anniversary of his company, Meriton.
The top 10 richest in Australia are:
Gina Rinehart; U$44.6 billion
Andrew Forrest; $31.6 billion
Harry Triguboff; $22.6 billion
Bianca Rinehart & siblings; $18.2 billion
Anthony Pratt; $16.9 billion
Mike Cannon-Brookes; $15.7 billion
Scott Farquhar; $15.4 billion
Cliff Obrecht & Melanie Perkins; $10.5 billion
Frank Lowy; $8.7 billion
Richard White; $7.8 billion
The complete list is available on the Forbes Australia website.
Aussie tech billionaires had a tougher year, but many of the big names still made it into the top 10.
Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar took out sixth and seventh respectively, while the husband and wife team behind Canva - Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht - solidified their place in eighth position.
Anthony Hall (Number 40 on the list with $2 billion) and Sam Hupert (Number 43 with $1.9 billion), the founders of medical imaging software company Pro Medicus, also made their debut on this year’s list.