Just because we didn’t have five new names for the CRW (Crikey Revised Wealth) list on Friday doesn’t mean the names aren’t still coming in. Try these new entries for size:

Peter Gammell:
The long-time private CEO for the Kerry Stokes empire is himself a
quiet, effective, tough Scottish bean counter. With impeccable breeding
and super connections, the only personal bauble visible to the human
eye is a winery in Margaret River called Wildwood. Our man reckons he’s
worth more than $200 million, having spearheaded the booming Stokes
empire, especially those Caterpillar franchises, for a decade.

David Merson:
Ex-CEO and recently retired director of Mincom. Merson founded the
company in 1979. Under his watch, it grew into Australia’s largest
software developer and exporter with 1,200 staff, annual revenues of
$200 million, and global leadership in various IT sector systems. He
owns a significant property portfolio and has financial interests in a
host of software plays.

Peter Cornish: The National
Farmers’ Federation heavy recently picked up a planning permit to
develop a tennis court in an expensive part of Toorak. The application
documentation shows Cornish is knocking down three houses in Toorak to
build this $100,000 tennis court. If you can own at least four Toorak
blocks and use three to whack a ball back and forth you’re doing better
than your average farmer.

Geoff Wilson: Does he come
close with direct equity interest in WAM, WLS, WIL and CAM to name a
few, plus whatever the funds management business must be worth (if you
compared it with 452 Capital)?

William Clinton: Made a lot of
money from coal mines in the Hunter region many many years ago. “Old
Bill” Clinton (we’re not kidding) would be well into his late 80s by
now – he has a son “Young Bill” who’s running the family farm up near
Grafton. The Clinton family’s business interests also extend to the
Clinton Toyota group based in Lakemba.

Meanwhile, we’ve had our
first member of the now 80-strong CRW objecting to be included and
claiming not to have the necessary $110 million in readies to make the
cut. The entry was as follows:

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.
Dugald emailed through the following:

I am flattered at being included on your list – wish it was
justifiable. Unfortunately I am not in the same league as others on the
list and do not meet the criteria. I would be interested to know where
your information came from?

CRIKEY: If you have any other corrections or additions for the CRW, please email [email protected].