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The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

Two BRW rich listers have donated thousands of dollars to prevent a feasibility study into a wind farm off the coast of Tasmania.

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Forbes rich: Bill’s back, Zuckerberg zooms, more women (with Gina)

Whatsapp, Facebook and more women were the notable inclusions on this years Forbes Rich List, writes Yolanda Redup at SmartCompany.

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Riches beyond compare: China’s new billionaires

Together, the top five richest people in China are as rich as Bill Gates, who recently regained his title as the richest man in the world. Property tycoon Wang Jianlin tops the list.

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In China, landing on the rich list can land you in jail

Life can be tough being young and wealthy in China — especially if you’re a descendant of Chairman Mao. And with exposure on the country’s new rich lists it’s getting tougher.

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The politics of Clive Palmer’s billions

Millionaires are more common in politics than most voters would think. As Clive Palmer prepares for parliament, LeadingCompany’s Kath Walters follows the money.

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Gina Rinehart still on top of end-of-year rich list

Falling iron ore prices have failed to prevent Gina Rinehart from retaining top spot on SmartCompany’s special end-of-year rich list.

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How Gina Rinehart will become the world’s richest person

Gina Rinehart hates the label “Australia’s richest person”. So how will she and the rest of the country react when (not if) she ranks as the “world’s richest”, as can be forecast using the latest research? asks Tim Treadgold.

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The 15 richest people (who don’t actually exist)

Forbes has released its annual list of the richest characters in fiction. This year, a newcomer has taken the top spot: Carlisle Cullen from the Twilight series, who is worth $34.1 billion.

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The 400 richest Americans (now slightly less rich)

Forbes has released its 2009 list of the wealthiest people in the US. This year, America’s billionaires have gotten poorer, with their collective worth dropping $300 billion. But, y’know: they’re still billionaires.

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The rich who will get richer, thanks to the Budget

Despite the rhetoric, Budget 09 wasn’t all bad news for the rich — in fact, a number of our richest entrepreneurs stand to profit.

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BRW’s Executive Rich List a wobbly extension of the franchise

Without the flagship Rich List editions, Fairfax’s BRW magazine would be an even more marginal proposition that would probably go the same way as The Bulletin, writes Stephen Mayne.

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