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Aussie wealth skyrockets as richest Australians revealed

Australia's wealthiest people have been getting richer - much richer.

Wealthiest Aussies Mike Cannon Brookes and Gina Rinehart.
The wealthiest Aussies just got richer. (Source: Getty)

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.

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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:

  1. Gina Rinehart; U$44.6 billion

  2. Andrew Forrest; $31.6 billion

  3. Harry Triguboff; $22.6 billion

  4. Bianca Rinehart & siblings; $18.2 billion

  5. Anthony Pratt; $16.9 billion

  6. Mike Cannon-Brookes; $15.7 billion

  7. Scott Farquhar; $15.4 billion

  8. Cliff Obrecht & Melanie Perkins; $10.5 billion

  9. Frank Lowy; $8.7 billion

  10. 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.

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