Georgina Hope “Gina” Rinehart (née Hancock, formerly Hayward wasborn 9 February 1954.
Rinehart was born in Perth, Western Australia, and spent her early years in the Pilbara. She boarded at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls and then briefly studied at the University of Sydney, dropping out to work with her father at Hancock Prospecting. As Lang Hancock’s only child, Rinehart inherited a 76.6% share in the company upon his death in 1992, and succeeded him as executive chairman. The company’s remaining shares were transferred to a trust for her four children.
When Rinehart took over Hancock Prospecting, her total wealth was estimated at $A75 million. She oversaw a rapid expansion of the company over the following decade, and due to the iron ore boom of the early 2000s became a nominal billionaire in 2006. In the 2010s, Rinehart began to expand her holdings into areas outside the mining industry. She made sizeable investments in Ten Network Holdings and Fairfax Media (although she sold her interest in the latter in 2015), and also expanded into agriculture, buying several cattle stations.
Hoạt động và sự nghiệp
- Australia’s richest citizen built her wealth on iron ore, an industry which continues to grow robustly.
- The company reported a 28% increase in net profit to $961 million in the year to June 30.
- The daughter of high profile iron-ore explorer Lang Hancock, Gina took her late father’s bankrupted estate and rebuilt it into something much larger.
- The biggest piece of her fortune comes from mining with joint venture Hope Downs and the Roy Hill project, which started shipments to Asia in 2015.
- The mining magnate is also Australia’s third-largest cattle producer, with a portfolio of 23 properties across the country.