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Rich Lister Kahlbetzers enter new era after selling Argentina farms

The Kahlbetzer family is walking away from farming in Argentina after a record-breaking asset sale and will try to recapture some of its former glory in Australian agriculture when the time is right.

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  • Brad Thompson

Rich Listers hit the Sydney Dance floor

With Financial review Rich Listers dotted throughout the room, it’s little wonder that Sydney Dance Company’s ‘Dance Noir’ fundraiser on Saturday night was one of its most successful ever.

  • Michael Bailey

John Hancock’s bet on uranium

John Hancock’s family has made a fortune mining iron ore. But it’s new sources of energy and the transition to net zero carbon emissions that are now captivating one of the Australia’s richest men.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

Inside tech billionaire Richard White’s self-powered Sydney mansion

The WiseTech founder has taken the home where he was born and raised completely off the grid to create a compound he shares with his family and childhood friends.

  • Patrick Durkin

‘The best business advice is printed on Nike t-shirts’

He quit his job as a consultant to sell TVs on eBay for 1c. By 31, Ruslan Kogan had landed on the Financial Review Rich List after building online retail group Kogan.com. Here’s what he’s learnt.

  • Julie-anne Sprague
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This Rich Lister quit his job as a consultant to sell TVs for 1¢

While living in a Melbourne housing commission flat, a young Ruslan Kogan honed his selling skills, making a buck selling golf balls and washing cars.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

Why this Rich Lister bought 10,000 Eagers shares for 27 days straight

Australia’s biggest car dealer group says its new car order book is 25 per cent higher than a year ago and electric vehicle changeovers will add extra demand.

  • Simon Evans

Want to be a Rich Lister? Get up at 4am, take an ice bath, meditate

Simon Beard says being an entrepreneur is like trying to make it to the NBA. His days are literally planned to the minute. Hear his story on the How I Made It podcast. Listen for free.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

Boral price rises are the biggest in five years

Some property buyers are rethinking and opting for an apartment instead of a detached house as interest rates rise.

  • Simon Evans

Renovators to cushion plumbing supplies group Reliance

A softer July is a worry, but chief executive Heath Sharp says there is a big backlog of renovation work and plumbers cannot keep up.

  • Simon Evans

August

From tight-arse teenager to the Rich List

Culture Kings founder Simon Beard grew up in Mount Isa, ran a market stall on the Gold Coast and last year cut a deal to sell his company s for more than $600 million. Here’s how.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

Rich list tips: don’t study law (unless you really want to)

Crypto rich lister Robbie Ferguson tells the How I Made It podcast budding founders should hire slowly, don’t study law, don’t get caught in the hype, and read.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

Rich Lister’s $390m of Pact Group pain

The shares have more than halved in a year and the final dividend was cut, causing heartburn for 47pc stakeholder Raphael Geminder.

  • Simon Evans

The Rich Lister tipping a crypto rebound

Australia’s youngest Rich Lister used to frustrate his parents by devoting a lot of time to video games. Now he co-owns a company worth $3.5 billion.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

Revealed: How Mike Cannon-Brookes is spending his $1.5b green fund

Eytan Lenko, the climate investor in charge of spending some of the fund, is urging better fuel efficiency standards to drive the uptake of electric vehicles.

  • John Davidson
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This billionaire impresario pays himself every five years

Sir Cameron Mackintosh, the man behind ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Mary Poppins’, may say he doesn’t care about money but he’s very good at making it.

  • Andrew Burke

Rich List editors love public financial reporting. Our subjects don’t

New laws forcing previously exempt private companies from making their accounts public is a win for transparency, but there could be unintended consequences.

  • Michael Bailey and Julie-anne Sprague

Tammy Hembrow’s 13 lessons to turn $400 into $38m

Tammy Hembrow says founders should obsess about success, fake it till you make it, and warns that sleep is overrated. Listen to her story on the How I Made It podcast for free.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

Rich Lister doubles down on slow recovery in car sales

New vehicle sales were up 0.4 per cent in July, as Eagers Automotive investor Nick Politis continued a buy-up of shares for a 15th day.

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  • Simon Evans

The business futurist Packer turned to dies at 82

Phil Ruthven, founder of IBISWorld , advised Rich Listers including Kerry Packer and Jack Cowin.

  • Michael Bailey

July

Persistence pays big for start-up founder-turned-Rich Lister

For about a decade, David Tudehope kept a Calvin Coolidge quote in his wallet. He shares the lessons he learnt along the way. Listen to the How I Made It podcast for free.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

Used car prices up 7.5pc in June quarter, but relief in sight

Moody’s Analytics says used vehicle prices should start to fall.

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  • Simon Evans

Woolies to use recycled plastic for home brands in Pact deal

Rich Lister Raphael Geminder owns 47pc of packaging group Pact, which will supply recycled plastic for the supermarket giant’s home brand products.

  • Simon Evans

Quitting his bank job was the best thing this rich lister ever did

David Tudehope packs up a small group of his employees and they spend two weeks to “go deep” into the next trend. Listen to his story on the How I Made It podcast for free.

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  • Julie-anne Sprague

Andrew Forrest creeps up on Bega Cheese

Bega Cheese, which owns Vegemite and milk brands Dairy Farmers and Big M, has suffered a 34pc share price slide in three months.

  • Simon Evans
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‘Stop caring about how you look or what people think of you - and focus’

Grant Petty’s had huge success with his company Blackmagic. He says founders need to “stop caring about how you look or what people think of you and focus”. Also, “be a little crazy”. Here’s what he’s learnt.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

Rich Lister Nick Politis tops up stake in Eagers Automotive

Car dealerships in Canberra previously owned by Mr Politis give Eagers a foothold in the ACT, where electric vehicle sales are rising faster.

  • Simon Evans

The billionaire who is happy to pay more tax than he should

Rich Lister Grant Petty credits his humble upbringing for shaping his success in a country that is too focused on rule followers wearing the right suit.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

June

Why Judith Neilson took back her journo institute

The billionaire lost her conduit to the board of the journalism funder, and its independent directors soon departed.

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  • Michael Bailey

Judith Neilson takes back her journalism institute

The independent board of the billionaire’s $100 million fund supporting journalism is set to be wound up.

  • Michael Bailey