News Corp has revealed the inaugural edition of The List — Australia’s Richest 250, published as a special magazine in The Weekend Australian on Saturday.
The List is being edited by former BRW Rich List editor John Stensholt who joined The Australian last year.
Property dominates The List, contributing 68 members including billionaires Harry Triguboff and Lang Walker. Many members of The List have also made their fortunes in industries such as transport and mining, before diversifying into residential and commercial property investments.
The List is being called the most comprehensive study of the country’s wealthy elite ever undertaken in Australia, with more people featured – 250 – than ever before. There are 96 billionaires and 27 women on The List, with an average wealth of $1.27 billion for the 250 members of the edition.
The entire wealth for the 250 is almost $320bn.
The inaugural edition of The List is dedicated entirely to news stories and features on Australia’s richest individuals and families, tapping into the lessons behind their business careers and identifying trends in the creation of personal wealth.