Sun 13 May 2012
An Australian site has developed an online wealth calculator that allows you to see how a mining magnate can make the equivalent to your annual salary in a matter of minutes.
MINING.com counts more than 90 billionaires involved in minerals, metals and mining on the planet with a combined wealth of well over $300 billion.
Brazil’s Eike Batista is the world of mining’s top entrepreneur with a net worth of $32 billion.
Mining’s biggest loser Lakshmi Mittal is down to his last $20 billion
Russian metal king turned Twitter, Facebook fiend and hated soccer investor
Australia’s ruler of iron ore, coal and the family trust.
Chile’s copper widow and Mexico’s silver tycoon.
A trio of Russian metal oligarchs and Ukraine’s controller of coal.
The lesser-spotted Mexican copper magnate.
Russia’s Eminem, presidential candidate, Snob, jet-ski champion and lazy home buyer.
From the Colorado School of mines to running a $17.6 billion conglomerate.
After record-breaking divorce settlement he has to deal with a new $6.8 billion suit.
India’s steel family & Russia’s youngest billionaire and self made coal king.
Three ex-Soviet tycoons into copper, potash and nickel make it big, very big.
One South African family bows out as another steps into spotlight. And the second of three diamond billionaires on the list.
Twiggy and his binding Chinese contracts and two Russians experiencing a very bad year.
A Russian scientist ditches the lab for mines. An Indian diamond dealer building coal ports. And a small Montana copper mine leads to a private island.
Russia’s richest member of parliament & the wealthiest of Indonesia’s three coal billionaires.
From scrap metal trader to a $1 billion university in your name & The Soviet era’s ultimate mine turnaround story
A batch of Glencore billionaires and an unlikely threesome who together built an Eurasian copper giant
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