Top 25 Richest People In Australia – Number 1 Will Make Your Jaw Drop


Australia is one of the world’s most developed countries, constantly attracting people who seek high quality life, education health and even economic freedom. Ranked as the 12th largest economy in the world, Australia is one of the world’s wealthiest countries and therefore home to quite a number of billionaires. According to a recent evaluation by Forbes, these are the top 25 richest people in Australia. Note, however that this list is subject to alterations with respect to time as the net worth of these people are directly or indirectly dependent on the fluctuations of market prices and the economy at large.

25. Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes

Net Worth: $1.1 Billion

Industry: Software

Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes 1

These pair met while studying at the University of New South Wales and in 2002 they both co-founded Atlassian, an Australian business software company which develops products that aid software developers and project managers. One of its most popular application is JIRA an issue tracking application and Confluence, a team collaboration product. The company employs over 1400 people and has a customer base of more than 50,000 people including 85 of the Fortune 100. The company went public in December 2015 and that saw their market capitalization rise to over $4 billion.

24. Len Ainsworth

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

Industry: Betting Machines

Len Ainsworth


Len Ainsworth founded Aristocrat Leisure in 1953 and today it is the largest gaming manufacturer in Australia and among the world’s biggest slot machine manufacturers. In 1994, after receiving what turned out to be a misdiagnosis of cancer, he stepped down from the company but held on to his stakes. He handed the control of the company to his 7 sons. However, in 1995, he founded a similar company Ainsworth Game Technology and currently serves as its CEO.

23. Kerry Stokes

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

Industry: Media & Mining

Kerry Stokes

Kerry Matthew Stokes is one of the self-made billionaires on this list, starting out as a TV antenna installer, he is now a media tycoon thanks to his Seven Group broadcasting corporation. He also made his fortune from mining through his investment in Caterpillar Industrial equipment. Kerry is a diversified investor, he is involved with other businesses such as property, print media and most recently agriculture. He’s an avid collector of paintings.

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