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Old money: The 18 fortunes to appear on all 30 Rich 200 lists

Published 21 May 2013 10:30, Updated 23 May 2013 12:26

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With the release of BRW’s 30th Rich 200 list, we can reveal the group of exceptional entrepreneurs who have featured on every list since 1984.

The group includes some of Australia’s best known business people, including old friends Solomon Lew and Lindsay Fox, legendary Melbourne investor David Hains, Perth legends Kerry Stokes and Stan Perron, and Australia’s shopping centre kings, Frank Lowy and John Gandel.

Hall of fame

The 2013 Rich 200 – which will be released online at 3pm on May 22 and hit the newsstands on May 23 – will look at how wealth in Australia is moving into the Asian century and look at how a big group of Rich 200 veterans have ridden strong equity markets to post big gains on this year’s list.

We will also celebrate our 30th list by looking back at the 30 biggest moments from the list, and naming our top Rich 200 member from the past 30 years.

The full list of 19 entrepreneurs (two of which shared a fortune for many years) to have made every BRW Rich 200 is:

Maurice Alter

Peak net worth: $1.50 billion (2012)

Melbourne property developer who owns an extensive portfolio.

Lindsay Fox

Peak net worth: $2.05 billion (2011)

Truck driver and owner of the Linfox empire.

John Gandel

Peak net worth: $4.10 billion (2004)

Owner of Australia’s biggest shopping centre, Chadstone.

Bruce Gordon

Peak net worth: $1.68 billion (2008)

Regional TV network owner and investor in Ten Network.

Bruno & Rino Grollo

Peak net worth: $1.10 billion (2011)

Melbourne property developers behind Grocon and Equiset.

Reg Grundy

Peak net worth: $850 million (2008)

Legendary producer of Australian television programs.

David Hains

Peak net worth: $2.62 billion (2007)

Low-profile Melbourne investor who owns Portland House hedge fund.

Bob Ingham

Peak net worth: $1.15 billion (2012)

Poultry farmer who recently sold Inghams Enterprises.

John Kahlbetzer

Peak net worth: $800 million (2012)

Pastoralist who divides his time between Australia and Argentina.

Solomon Lew

Peak net worth: $1.49 billion (2010)

Retail king who controls Premier Investments.

John Longhurst

Peak net worth: $456 million (2010)

Developer of Dreamworld theme park and property owner.

Frank Lowy

Peak net worth: $6.51 billion (2012)

Westfield Group founder who owns shopping centres around the world.

Grahame Mapp

Peak net worth: $465 million (2007)

Investor and producer of television and movie programming.

Ian McMullin

Peak net worth: $235 million (2012)

Founder of Spotless Group who started with one dry cleaning shop.

Stan Perron

Peak net worth: $2.05 billion (2012)

Perth legend best known as a property investor and owner of Western Australia’s Toyota distributorship.

Alan Rydge

Peak net worth: $875 million (2012)

Well-known investor whose family established – and still controls – Amalgamated Holdings.

Kerry Stokes

Peak net worth: $2.79 billion (2012)

Media and mining baron who controls Seven Group Holdings, owner of WesTrac and Seven West Media.

Harry Triguboff

Peak net worth: $4.85 billion (2012)

Sydney’s apartment king.

The peak net-worth figures represent the highest valuation attributed by BRW between 1984 and 2012.

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