Gina Rinehart is an Australian that has built her fortune in the Australian mining industry.
She is the daughter of the late mining entrepreneur Lang Hancock and is the heiress to her father’s business, Hancock Prospecting. Rinehart has an estimated worth of over twenty nine billion dollars.
Rinehart’s journey to becoming the richest woman in the world started when she became the executive chairman of Hancock Prospecting, after the death of her father in 1992.
Rinehart has increased the revenue of Hancock Prospecting, and the revenue in her personal bank account, by investing in joint ventures, becoming an owner in many partnerships, involving herself in media organizations (such as Fairfax Media) and mining in new reserves.