For all you career addicts out there here is an informative article on the top two richest women in Australia, you will obtain a fair amount of knowledge on these two powerful women and how they came to be successful. You will also gain information on what projects they are currently involved in to maintain their success. 

Number 01 

Georgina Rinehart also known as “Gina” has been in the number 01 spot for many years, but last year Blair Parry-Okeden knocked her out of the number 01 spot with a difference of $2 billion. Georgina Rinehart’s current net worth is $14.2 billion. 

Gina Rinehart is chairman of Hancock Prospecting group, which was previously owned by Gina’s father Lang Hancock, he was an Australian iron ore magnate from Western Australia, he later went on to have a privately owned company that specialized in mineral exploration and extraction. 

Mrs. Rinehart owns 76.6 per cent of the company; she has continued her father’s legacy and throughout the years has invested in many other projects such as Swimming Australia, where she has openly expressed her interest in sending as many athletes into the Olympic games and she actively promotes the cause of development in Northern Australia. These are just a few of the examples of what she has been working on throughout the years, for more information, it is recommended to go onto her site and go through the  Gina Rhinehart gallery. 

Number 02 

Blair Parry-Okeden is known to be an Australian billionaire heiress, she was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1950, and schooled at La Pietra: Hawaii School for Girls, which was founded by her mother, Barbara Cox Anthony. Her grandfather James M. Cox was the founder of a private media company called Coz enterprises. In which Blair Parry’s brother James C. Kennedy is the chairman. It is known that Blair Parry does not have any role at the company.  Then how did she manage to make it to this list? 

Blair Parry-Okeden inherited 25 per cent stake from Cox Enterprises, after the death of her mother in 2007. Parry-Okeden is known to be a reclusive philanthropist. After attending La Pietra: Hawaii School for Girls she was trained as a teacher, it is also said that she gave $2 million to the University of Hawaii to gain a professorship at the University’s Center on Ageing.  Blair Parry-Okeden’s current net worth is $12.3 billion. 

Along with these two powerful women, there are many more women out there that fight every day to be treated as equals, even though a fair amount of their wealth was inherited it takes a strong hand and mind to maintain their success or in this case to increase it.