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Gina Rinehart : The Untold Story of the Richest Person in Australian History - Adele Ferguson

Gina Rinehart

The Untold Story of the Richest Person in Australian History

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Published: 1st July 2012
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Gina Rinehart is not just the richest person in Australia – and potentially soon to be the richest person in the world – she is the daughter of Lang Hancock, legendary arch-conservative, secessionist, mining millionaire and discoverer of the world's largest iron ore deposit in the Pilbara; and a member of a family known as much for its front-page legal stoushes as for its business acumen and toughness.

With her reported wealth doubling in the last 12 months, Gina is beginning to flex the enormous power her wealth gives, buying large shareholdings in Channel 10 and Fairfax in moves that look set to give her and her controversial views a major influence in Australian life and public affairs outside of the resources sector.

Set against the backdrop of a mining boom that will have the most profound effect on Australia over the next few decades, this is an extraordinary biography of Gina, the family she came from, and the wealth and power she wields, by award-winning journalist Adele Ferguson.

About the Author

Adele Ferguson is a senior business writer and columnist for leading Fairfax newspapers, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. With more than 20 years in journalism, Adele carries a reputation as one of Australia's most respected and well-read commentators. Prior to joining the Age and the SMH, Adele was a senior commentator with the Australian. She has also worked at BRW Magazine as deputy editor and chief business commentator, leading many major investigations into the corporate sector.

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5.0

Unbelievable but true!

By Herbie

from Gold Coast

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Pros

  • Fascinating
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Riveting
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Gina Rinehart:

    A leading current figurehead Internationally. The fact that she is female and so powerful, ruthless and with a high intellect and has grown a massive fortune - less fortunately, at a personal cost to her family members.

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    3.0

    cant take that away from the book

    By jo

    from wodonga

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    Pros

    • Informative

    Cons

    • Difficult To Follow
    • Disappointing
    • Not What I Expected

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    so disappointed in this book,not what i expected at all.

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    3.0

    Too Long Too Boring

    By Gypsy

    from Melbourne Australia

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      I was so looking forward to reading this book. I kept waiting for "something" but it didn't happen. I found Rhinehart self absorbed, controlling and cold, yet I wanted to admire her. I couldn't. The continuous family litigations are, to say the least, narcisstic and historically stupid. She is not generous, nor does it appear that she personally goes without. Neither does she appear to be environmentally or culturally "aware", or perhaps she doesn't care - like her father. I found her vision for the Hancock empire and Western Australia short sighted and wasteful. Lawyers are profiting. Dodgey deals with dodgey countries by Hancock are nothing to be proud of. I now have a stronger opinon of the woman who I thought I could admire, but don't.

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      ISBN: 9781742610979
      ISBN-10: 1742610978
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 496
      Published: 1st July 2012
      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 3.6
      Weight (kg): 0.72