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  1. blackscorpion

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    Just wondering if your amongst this rich list??????

    Millionaire surfersjoin ranks of wealthiest

    Surf's up among Australia's rich with the owners of Rip Curl, Billabong and Quiksilver flooding onto the list of the country's wealthiest peopleThe millionaire surfers joined two skateboard and clothing importers, Melbourne brothers Peter and Stephen Hill - who nearly doubled their fortune to $592 million in a year - on BRW magazine's Rich 200 list.

    Rip Curl's Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer ($241 million) and Quiksilver's Alan Green and John Law ($97 million) were lying low in their headquarters at Torquay on Victoria's west coast when the list was announced yesterday"They don't want the publicity," a Rip Curl publicist said. "There are too many people with criminal records out there."

    Another first-time entrant onto the list was the actress Nicole Kidman, whose recent divorce from Tom Cruise has made her worth "a very conservative" $112 million, BRW says.

    Kerry Packer remained by far Australia's richest man, with an estimated $5.9 billion - even after losing nearly $1 million a day since last year's list.

    More fortunate was the Sydney supermarket magnate Frank Lowy, who had the fastest-growing fortune - he picked up $700 million last year and is now worth $4.2 billion.

    Kerry Stokes, the media and industrial equipment baron - with $1.2 billion - joined the Australian billionaires' club, which now has 10 members.

    Two of them are the Melbourne cardboard manufacturer Richard Pratt, whose fortune jumped by $500 million to $3.8 billion, and the poker machine manufacturer Len Ainsworth, who earned an extra $300 million to be worth $1.3 billion.

    The South Australian miner Robert de Crespigny returned to the list this year with $150 million.

    NSW remained the wealth epicentre, with 80 residents among the 200. Victoria had 61.

    Overall, the rich got richer, with their total wealth growing by 7.4 per cent to $64.88 billion, easily outstripping inflation.

    The BRW Rich 200 editor, Robert Skeffington, said the list reflected the changing economy.

    "It's been a very good year to be very rich," he said.

    But then, isn't every year?

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