We are now just a few names short of the magical 100 names for the Crikey Revised Wealth (CRW) list and today we’ve decided to focus on some high profile names in the media and public life that BRW has missed:

Dahlsen family:
Originally owned about 20% of Southern Cross Broadcasting and, unlike
the other founders, have not sold any shares. The stake is spread
across several family members and is worth more than $30 million, but
chairman John Dahlsen is in the top 20 shareholders. Then you have the
family’s growing hardware and roof truss business across Victoria and
NSW.

Graeme Samuel: Made plenty as an investment banker
with Macquarie Bank in the 1980s but then devoted himself to community
causes while retaining an interest in Grant Samuel and also making
heaps in the Austexx property joint venture with his two best friends
and Rich Listers, Liberty Oil co-owners David Wieland and David
Goldberger.

David Gonski: Similar to Graeme Samuel in
that he made millions from investment banking and then moved his focus
to community affairs such as chairing the Australia Council, NIDA and
the Art Gallery of NSW. However, he owns several businesses in his own
right, still sits on a powerhouse of boards such as Coca-Cola Amatil,
ANZ and Westfield and also made tens of million through Investec, the
investment bank he has chaired since 2002.

John Laws:
Making $5 million a year through shock jockery and endorsements for a
decade is handy, but the Golden Tonsils is also a very smart property
investor who has amassed a large, growing and valuable portfolio over
the years.

CRIKEY: Some of these names are quite easy and we
actually prefer the really low profile types. There are now 23,250
names on the Crikey data base, so if you are one of the 23,150 who
hasn’t contributed to the CRW, please fire off a suggestion to [email protected].