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Financial Review’s Rich List revealed: ‘It’s a measure of their success’

Australia’s richest people have been revealed with the release of the Financial Review’s annual Rich List.

Cardboard king and executive chairman of Visy Anthony Pratt tops the list with a record $12.9 billion dollars in personal wealth.

The Editor of the AFR Rich List, John Stensholt, joined Neil Mitchell to discuss.

“Paul Little said he’d buy a vintage European sports car and park it in the basement and forget it – they’ve gone up five times in value – that would be his investment with his last $100,000,” he said.

The list includes property developer Harry Triguboff, mining magnate Gina Rinehart and businessman Andrew Forrest.

“The commonality is fierce competitiveness – it’s a funny thing to say but they do use it as a bit of a scoreboard for their success,” Stensholt said.

“You wouldn’t believe the sorts of stuff we get told by them in the background to help with our evaluations. It’s a measure of their success.”

He also revealed the “surreal” experience when Donald Trump bought him dinner.

Click PLAY to hear the full interview on 3AW Mornings