Crikey was the first publication in Australia to declare that Platinum Asset Management founder Kerr Neilson was seriously rich. On 23 May, 2005 we included him on the Crikey Revised Wealth (CRW) list with an estimated fortune of $300 million.

BRW finally popped him on the 2006 Rich List in May last year with a very exact net worth of $443 million, but now the prospectus for the forthcoming Platinum float suggests the 57-year-old former BT fund manager is actually worth close to $3 billion.