The boom time debut of insidious gaming company Tattersall’s on the ASX yesterday has produced three new additions for the Crikey Revised Wealth (CRW) list.

Harvey family: Various arms of the family control assets worth more than $110 million. It was this family that even delivered Martin Bryant an asset that would have handed him about $4 million in capital and distributions by now if he hadn’t done the massacre at Port Arthur.

Lyons family: The assets are tied up in an estate but the direct shareholding is worth almost $80 million and tens of millions have been distributed from poker machine profits over the past decade.

Fysh family: Another Tattersall’s estate with $72 million worth of shares that has received tens of millions in distributions over the past decade.

These names will bring us very close to the magical 100 mark for the CRW so check it out here and keep sending those tips to [email protected]

Meanwhile, a lawyer has raised the question about Australia’s wealthiest public servants. ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel is obviously up there but we’re told Commonwealth solicitor general David Bennett is worth tens of millions. His Sydney house alone is worth an estimated $8 million. Anyone else got any thoughts on this?

Peter Fray

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