Before we get to today’s five new names on the CRW (Crikey Revised Wealth) List, we’re proud to bring you the first 50 missing BRW
Rich Listers that we’ve uncovered and published on the site. How many
more will there be? Well, that’s up to the 22,000-strong Crikey
research army, which has done a fabulous job so far and should keep
emailing [email protected] with its insights.

Sherman Ma:
The litigious founder of Liberty Financial, which has 65% of the
low-doc loans market in Australia, is trying to get a float away with a
lofty $700 million valuation. That may be over the top, but with annual
profits of $13.5m, he’s almost certainly worth more than $110 million.

Bill Ireland:
His pile of Challenger shares is worth more than $60 million and his
Mariner holding is good for another $25 million. Then there are the
trappings of wealth, from the $10 million floating gin palace on Sydney
Harbour with a full-time staff of more than half a dozen, to the dark
blue Porsche and the big property in the Southern Highlands.

Pidgeon family:
Brisbane-based family which has built shopping centres and huge
developments around the city since since the Joh days and is currently
in the frame to build the proposed Woolworths supermarket in Maleny.

Bill Moss:
Macquarie Bank’s long-serving property boss was paid $15.14 million in
the year to 30 March and has made more than $20 million out of his
shares and options over the years. More than a decade of big salaries
running the burgeoning property business suggests he’ll have at least
$110 million to his name by now, especially given his own considerable
property holdings acquired over the years.

Dugald Walker:
Pig farmer from the Young district in NSW who claims to be “the Ingham
of pork.” Has considerable property interests in the Riverina and ACT.
His father was Bruce Walker, a prominent race horse owner in the 1950s
and 60s.