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September

India’s richest man surpasses Bezos on billionaires list

Meet Gautam Adani. His $152.2 billion fortune makes him richer than the Amazon founder but not as rich as Elon Musk.

  • Hamza Shaban

10 long reads for the weekend

Welcome to the weekend. To start off your day, we’ve curated 10 great reads to enjoy. Have a great AFR weekend.

‘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

August

‘Sure, of course I can’: From uni dropout to young rich list

Aaron Hornlimann, 35, is behind a company whose technology makes it easier for people to get in and out of airports.

  • Julie-anne Sprague
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Powell’s eight-minute speech wipes $112b from richest Americans

In the span of just eight minutes, Jerome Powell sparked a market rout that slashed the fortunes of America’s richest people by $US78 billion ($112 billion).

  • Brian Chappatta

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

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

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

The search for Charles Feeney, elusive philanthropist

For years, Australian researchers looked for the legendary American donor, but they couldn’t find him. Here’s why.

  • Jill Margo

‘Watch me’: Sarina Russo’s 8 lessons to turn failure into $267m

Sarina Russo failed English, was fired multiple times and then built a $267 million empire. Here’s what she’s learnt along the way. Listen to the How I Made It podcast for free.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

She failed high school English. Now she’s worth $267m

After being fired multiple times, Queenslander Sarina Russo knows a thing or two about persistence and determination. They helped her become one of the nation’s richest women. Listen to the How I Made it podcast for free.

  • Julie-anne Sprague