Campaign Monitor founders join Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes on BRW Rich List

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Dave Greiner and Ben Richardson, founders of email marketing startup Campaign Monitor, have made their BRW Rich List debut.


The duo have an estimated combined wealth of $500 million, good for 106 and 107 on the list which was revealed on Thursday night.


Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are still leading the tech charge on the Rich List, although their rankings have slipped since last year.


Cannon-Brookes has been ranked 42nd on this year’s list, with estimated wealth of $1.07 billion, while Farquhar is not far behind in 43rd spot, with estimated wealth of $1.06 billion.


Gina Rinehart has topped the Rich List again this year, which was revealed on Thursday night, making it four years running that the mining heiress has come out on top.


BRW estimates Rinehart’s wealth to be $14.02 billion. This compares to $20.01 billion in 2014.


But this year’s list was likely finalised before the verdict was yesterday handed down in Rinehart’s long-running legal case with two of her children, with Rinehart losing control of her family’s trust, which is estimated to be worth between $4-5 billion.


If that figure is factored into the Rich List rankings, Anthony Pratt and his family would move up from second place to take out the top spot, with estimated wealth of $10.76 billion.


Upon publication of this year’s list on Thursday afternoon, Rich List editor John Stensholt foresaw that Rinehart’s position at the top of the ladder could change pending the outcome of the court case. But he said Rinehart would still remain “among the richest handful of Australians” even if she is unsuccessful in appealing the decision.


One of the big movers this year is property developer Harry Triguboff, who has managed to almost double his wealth, from $5.5 billion to $10.23 billion, in 12 months, thanks in part to an exceptionally strong Sydney property market.


Another making his Rich List debut is Patrick Grove, founder of Catcha Group, the parent company of ASX-listed iProperty Group, iCar Asia and iBuy Group. Grove secured the last spot on this year’s list, with estimated wealth of $286 million.


Of the retailers on this list, Brett Blundy has secured the 44th place on the list with wealth of $1.09 billion, of the back of a successful float of jewellery chain Lovisa and ahead of aplanned IPO of bedding and homewares business Adairs.


Catch Group founders Gabby and Hezi Leibovich are ranked 131 and 132 on the list, with estimated wealth of $432 million, while retail entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan has made the list for the second year running, coming in at 173 with wealth of $335 million, down from 162 last year.


There are 49 billionaires on this year’s list, compared to 39 on last year’s list, and the average wealth of the 200 people on the list is $974.7 million, up slightly on last year’s average of $968 million. There are 17 women on this year’s list, compared to 14 last year.


The 10 richest people in Australia according to BRW are:


1. Gina Rinehart – $14.02 billion


2. Anthony Pratt and family – $10.76 billion


3. Harry Triguboff – $10.23 billion


4. Frank Lowy – $7.84 billion


5. Hui Wing Mau – $6.89 billion


6. Ivan Glasenberg – $6.14 billion


7. James Packer – $6.08 billion


8. John Gandel – $4.40 billion


9. Andrew Forrest – $2.83 billion


10. Stan Perron – $2.65 billion.


This article originally appeared on SmartCompany.


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Eloise Keating

Eloise Keating is the editor of SmartCompany. Previously, Eloise was news editor at Books+Publishing, the trade press for the Australian book industry.

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