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Rich Lister billionaire backs meat sector disruptor

Shaun Bonett, who has personal wealth of $1.9b from property, is putting extra funds into a group modernising the $700b red meat sector.

  • Simon Evans

September

Life hacks from a Young Rich Lister

Sabri Suby, the 37-year-old behind marketing agency King Kong, explains why he fasts for 18 hours a day and why if it is not in his calendar, it doesn’t exist.

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  • Patrick Durkin

Rich Lister secures $100m for non-bank lender but avoids apartments

Tony Denny says the risks in funding apartment construction are too high, but are manageable in land subdivision projects and smaller commercial developments.

  • Larry Schlesinger

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

How to buy a masthead and influence people

If Michael Lane’s Forbes magazine is anywhere near as exciting as his previous exploits, it’ll definitely be one to read.

  • Mark Di Stefano
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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

Rich Lister snaps up 195-year-old Wisemans Ferry Inn

Billionaire property tycoon Sam Arnaout has added the 195-year-old Wisemans Ferry Inn Hotel on the banks of the Hawkesbury River north-west of Sydney to his fast expanding hospitality empire.

  • Larry Schlesinger

Geminder makes $420m bet he can beat recycling goals

The packaging group, 47 per cent owned by Raphael Geminder, says raw material inflation is subsiding, as $420 million of bank loans go green.

  • Simon Evans

‘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

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

Gender pay gap reporting ‘a distraction’: Rich Lister

Sam Kennard of Kennards Self Storage has criticised a move to force companies to publicly report their gender pay gap as a burden that won’t add value to his business.

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  • Edmund Tadros and Yolanda Redrup

Costa family looking to double money on cropping powerhouse

Costa family-backed goFARM paid $9m for Petro Station near Wentworth in 2017. It hopes to sell the property for more than $20m after extensive investment.

  • Larry Schlesinger

10 long reads for the weekend

Australia’s five worst super funds revealed; Twiggy, Lew and Eddie all aboard Lindsay Fox’s $5m birthday cruise; and the employment perks that work (and the ones that don’t).

Lowy-backed fund in $65m Evo build-to-rent play

All 175 units at Evo Apartments were acquired by the Victorian government in 2013 after it emerged the building would be surrounded by highways due to the East West Link.

  • Larry Schlesinger
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Lendlease spies value in Werdigers’ Collins Street trophy

The exit of Melbourne’s wealthy Werdiger family from a Collins Street trophy opens the door for a Lendlease opportunity fund to invest into the city’s revival.

  • Nick Lenaghan

August

Slice of Byron Bay beachfront paradise yours for $160m

The 40ha site being offered for sale by Brian and Peggy Flannery includes private access to a 1.1-kilometre beach and can be subdivided into nine super residential lots.

  • Larry Schlesinger

Twiggy, Lew and Eddie all aboard Lindsay Fox’s $5m birthday cruise

Fellow billionaires Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest and Solomon Lew are among the growing list confirmed to be joining trucking magnate Lindsay Fox for his 85th birthday.

  • Patrick Durkin

Young Rich Lister wins $400m regional SA housing project

Former Essendon AFL star Andrew Welsh will develop almost 800 houses and a marina on the Jane Eliza Estate in Renmark after being picked as council’s partner.

  • Larry Schlesinger

Kingscliff Beach Hotel near Byron Bay on the market for $100m

Former Rich Lister Peter Mattick is selling the Kingscliff Beach Hotel for $100m, while Rich Lister Tony Denny is selling two large pubs in Sydney for $80m.

  • Larry Schlesinger