BRW Top 10 Richest Executives 2011 – BRW Executive Rich list

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest bumped media mogul Rupert Murdoch off the top spot in this year’s BRW Executive Rich List, with mining companies dominating the list of Australia’s 200 wealthiest executives. Australia’s mining boom has seen Forrest grow his wealth to $6.2 billion this year, while Murdoch’s earnings from his News Corp shares slid from $6 billion to $5.7 billion.

The BRW top 10 richest executives:

1.Andrew Forrest

Net worth: $6.23 billion

Source: Chairman and CEO, Fortescue Metals Group

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest has bumped media mogul Rupert Murdoch off the top spot in this year’s BRW Executive Rich List, with mining companies dominating the list of Australia’s 200 wealthiest executives.

Australia’s mining boom has seen Forrest grow his wealth to $6.2 billion this year, while Murdoch’s earnings from his News Corp shares slid from $6 billion to $5.7 billion.


2. Rupert Murdoch

Net worth: $5.6 billion

Source: Chairman and CEO of News Corporation

Mr Murdoch has clung to the No.1 position for the past two years, but earnings from his News Corp shares remained relatively flat during the year, sliding to $5.6 billion from almost $6 billion.


3. James Packer

Net worth: $3.6 billion

Source: Crown and Consolidated Media Holdings

James Packer maintained his third place position with $3.6 billion.


4. Kerry Stokes

Net worth: $1.8 billion

Source: Seven Group Holdings

Media man,Kerry Stokes rose to fourth position with $1.8 billion in executive wealth, boosted by a reorganisation of his business


5. Frank Lowy

Net worth: $1.75 billion

Source: Westfield Group

Westfield chief Frank Lowy comes fifth on the list.


6. Kerr Neilson

Net worth: $1.52 billion

Source: Platinum Asset Management


7. Gerry Harvey

Net worth: $932.8 million

Source: Harvey Norman Holdings


8. Tony Poli

Net worth: $880.3 million

Source: Aquila Resources


9. John Grill

Net worth: $794.1 million

Source: WorleyParsons


10. Peter Bond

Net worth: $572.6 million

Source: Linc Energy


Top four women:

66. Katie Page

Net worth: $50.8 million

Source: Harvey Norman Holdings


91. Gail Kelly

Net worth: $32.9 million

Source: Westpac Banking Corporation


116. Gillian Swaby

Net worth: $25.2 million

Source: Paladin Energy


185. Karen Moses

Net worth: 14.7 million

Source: Origin Energy

 

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BRW Top 10 Richest Executives 2011 – BRW Executive Rich list