Gina Rinehart hates the label "Australia’s richest person". So how will she and the rest of the country react when (not if) she ranks as the "world’s richest", as can be forecast using the latest research?

Citigroup Global Markets, a division of the big US banking group Citibank, provided a glimpse into Rinehart’s future in a major report into worldwide resource projects called Generation Next. The 60-page document looks at 400 mining projects around the world classified as “greenfields”, meaning they are not currently in production but are moving through the design and approvals process.