Dollars

November 2014


THE LIST HERE IS NOT IN ANY ORDER OR SEXUALITY & WOULD INCLUDE OTHERS WHO WOULD QUALIFY-TELL US.

Yoshikazu Tanaka

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At the tender age of 36, Yoshikazu Tanaka has created a $1.2 billion fortune for himself through founding the social networking game operator GREE and snapping up a host of mega gaming companies. Despite coming up against stiff competition over the last few years as a result of newcomers to the scene including Apple’s App Store and Google Play, Tanaka has managed to keep the yen rolling in by increasing his staff to boost mobile game development and to introduce more titles. Dark and brooding, Tanaka’s power over the Japanese play market earns him a place on our sexiest billionaires list.

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Scott Duncan

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Further to a secretive billiuonaire & his (probably designer) hat. US-based Scott Duncan, 31, is America’s youngest billionaire to have inherited his wealth, setting him apart from the tech junkies so prevalent on today’s rich lists. Rumoured to be worth an astounding $6.7 billion, Duncan is heir to his late father Dan Duncan’s energy pipeline empire, Enterprise Products Partners, along with his four siblings. Duncan’s worth has soared in recent years as the firm’s stock has increased exponentially due to high demand for natural oil, gas and petrochemical pipelines. The company currently owns almost 51,000 miles of priceless pipeline, and the Duncan four’s bank balances continue to grow as a result. As of the end of last year, Forbes named Duncan as the 77th richest person in the world. Duncan is said to be single and reside in Houston, Texas, but is so secretive that the true details of his personal life are anyone’s guess.

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Eduardo Saverin

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Let’s start with a self-made man and the co-founder of a social networking site you may possibly have heard of – Facebook anyone? Born in Brazil, Eduardo Saverin, 31, is said to have a personal fortune of $4.2 billion. He now lives in Singapore after renouncing his US citizenship in 2012 and his fortune continues to grow. He added a cool $1.6 billion to his net worth since August of last year, thanks to the soaring value of Facebook shares. But he is so much more than a pretty face – Saverin now spends his time investing in start-up businesses, such as mobile shopping app ShopSavvy and credit card validation firm, Jumio. He told a Wall Street Journal conference held in Singapore last year that his aim was not to create another Facebook but rather to ensure that what he does next is “fulfilling”. Said to be single, Saverin has been described as the “handsome geek” of the internet – and what more could you ask for than that?

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Nathaniel Rothschild

Another top contender for handsome rich billionaires is a true blue Brit with one of the best pedigrees around. Nathaniel Philip Rothschild, 40, of the famous banking dynasty, is officially said to be worth around $2 billion, although rumour has it that he has $100 billion squirrelled away in overseas banks. Born into money, Rothschild attended one of England’s most exclusive prep schools, Eton, before honing his skills at Oxford University. Not only has he dated a supermodel – Petra Nemcova – and a Hollywood A-lister – Natalie Portman – Rothschild has even stepped out with royalty on his arm, once dating Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin. Married once, he is now said to be single and continues to boost his bank balance through canny investments in commodities.

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Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila

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Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila hails from the richest family in Columbia and is said to have a personal worth of around $15 billion. He inherited a fortune following the 2011 death of his father, the beer tycoon Julio Mario Santo Domingo Pumarejo. The privately held Santo Domingo Group own a 15 per cent stake in SABMiller, the second biggest global brewer, and that alone is said to be worth around $10 billion. The group also owns a host of other companies, which are shared between Alejandro and his brother Andres. With film-star good looks, the tall, dark and handsome Alejandro now works as a managing director at a New York-based investment firm. As if that wasn’t enough, this billionaire is also a culture vulture – he sits on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art – and a charitable soul, appearing on the Board of Directors of the biggest bone marrow donor centre in the world, DKMS Americas. Be still my beating heart.

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Jack Dorsey

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Jack Dorsey has got 140 characters to thank for his fortune, estimated to be around the $1.9 billion mark. The co-founder of hit social media site Twitter, as well as mobile credit card payment solution Square, Dorsey, 37, resides in the US. Dropping out of NYU in 1999 and boasting a number of tattoos, this bad boy billionaire enjoys punk music and is also a certified masseur. Despite his early success, this brooding bachelor wants more – he’s even shown interest in becoming the next Mayor of New York City.

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Prince Albert

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Rich and royal – what a combination. Named as one of Forbes Magazine’s ’20 hottest young royals’ back in 2008, German-born Prince Albert II Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel of Thurn and Taxis is said to be worth $1.5 billion. The 30-year old first appeared on Forbes’ rich list when he was just eight years old, and officially inherited his fortune when he turned 18. He is now the proud owner of assets including a 36,000-hectare woodland in Germany, real estate, art and one of the largest forest holdings in Europe. Said to be single, what he lacks in hair he makes up for in intelligence – he has a bachelor’s degree in theology and economics and a master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh.

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Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi

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Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, the eldest son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and her second husband Stefano Casiraghi, has a pedigree to die for. Grandson of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and US actress Grace Kelly, Andrea currently sits second in line to the Monégasque throne. Born in 1984, Andrea broke the hearts of woman across the globe when he tied the knot with his girlfriend of eight years, Tatiana Santo Domingo, last year. He is now a father to baby Sacha. His long blonde locks and glamorous family earn him a place on Billionaires’ list, not to mention the fact that Andrea is also due to inherit the principality of Monaco as well as a fortune estimated at around $2 billion.

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Igho Charles Sanomi II

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Nigeria’s Igho Charles Sanomi II is a self-made billionaire with a fortune in the region of $1.6 billion. He rose through the ranks at Sarian Oil and Cosmos Oil AG, developing strategic alliances that help to keep the businesses booming. He also oversaw the import and export of millions of tons of refined petroleum products to and from the West African coast. He is now CEO of the Taleveras Group, which he founded in 2004 and, as well as oil, is also known for his successful forays into telecoms, aviation and real estate. Igho is one of the highest profile men in Africa and is also a trained engineer and philanthropist, as well as being an all-round good egg. His charitable work includes helping to fund the rescue of thousands of people displaced by flooding.

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Jon Oringer

The founder of stock photography agency Shutterstock nabs the last place on Billionaires’ list, with a fortune in the region of $1.05 billion. New York resident Jon Oringer also lays claim to creating one of the internet’s first pop up blockers and, if stamping out those online nasties wasn’t enough, he is also a certified commercial helicopter pilot with his own helicopter. As Shutterstock shares continue to soar, the future looks increasingly bright for the handsome, dark haired Oringer.

Above we have Mr Oringer discussing his success with Shutterstock:

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Henry Sapiecha

THESE SEXY BILLIONARE WOMEN ARE POSTED HERE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER OF WEALTH OR SEX APPEAL

Ariana Rockefeller

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A fifth generation member of the most prominent family in the US, fashion designer Ariana Rockefeller – set to come into a fortune of around $2.2 billion – is also a philanthropist and entrepreneur. Majoring in political science and visual arts in Columbia College, Ariana set up her own fashion brand, bearing her name, and now resides in New York where she continues to boost her brand – using materials and production methods gleaned entirely from local suppliers – and focus on charity efforts including Save the Garment District Initiatives.

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Ivanka Trump

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Having one of the most recognised surnames in the US has surely done Ivanka Trump no harm when it comes to getting on in the business world, but, while she may have had a leg-up, she’s proven herself to be far more than an heiress to her father, Donald Trump’s fortune.

Boasting stunning looks, Ivanka is a successful businesswoman, writer and fashion model, appearing in a number of prime time television shows.

Known for ‘sexying up’ the Trump name, Ivanka has made her family proud with her glittering career achievements – and she’s even found time to become a mother to two

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Holly Branson

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Another daughter who has made her billionaire father proud is Holly Branson, offspring of Virgin founder Richard.

Preferring to stay out of the gossip pages, Holly trained as a doctor, earning her degree from London’s prestigious University College and working for the National Health Service at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s neurology department.

Describing herself as ‘passionate about making the world a better place,’ Holly’s biggest test is perhaps yet to come – she will become a mother to twins with her husband Fred Andrews early next year.

Holly, along with brother Sam, will one day inherit their father’s $4.6 billion fortune – in all of its red and white glory.

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Charlotte Casiraghi

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Hailing from the famous Grimaldi family, number four on Billionaire’s list is Charlotte Casiraghi, who no doubt owes her stunning looks to her mother, Princess Caroline of Monaco and grandmother Grace Kelly.

As well as a flourishing career as a show jumper, this young royal also has a flair for style – she has been shot by famed photographer Mario Testino for the cover of French Vogue – surely the ultimate seal of approval.

She became a mother in 2013, but still found time to be the new face of Gucci Cosmetics collection, with the fashion house gushing at the time: “Charlotte was a natural choice as she embodies the modern iconic Gucci woman. Aside from her striking beauty, she is sophisticated, successful and iconic.”

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Petra Ecclestone

The daughter of Formula 1 legend Bernie Ecclestone, Petra Ecclestone, along with her sister Tamara, is well known for her penchant for designer clothes and bags, luxury homes and all round enjoyment of the high-life. A fashion designer, Petra launched her own accessories line named Stark and continues to look for new opportunities abroad.

Married to businessman James Stunt, the pair have a daughter, Lavinia, and one of the largest private homes in the US, the 56,000 square foot Holmby Hill, California mansion that previously belonged to the late Beverly Hills 90210 creator, Aaron Spelling.

This eclectic mix of female powerhouses are an inspiration to many – to some for their business achievements, to others for their successful combining of corporate and family life, and to some for their unashamed devotion to designer handbags (ahem, Petra Ecclestone). Whatever your style, these billionaires have something to suit.

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A self-made billionaire, US-based Tory Burch is said to have a net worth of around $1 billion thanks to her work as a fashion designer and business woman.

The beautiful blonde 47-year-old proves that a billion dollar fortune can all be started with a simple pair of shoes – she remains best known for a $200 pair of ballet flats named after her mother, Reva.

Burch’s empire continues to expand – as well as adding fragrance to her line, she also opened a flagship store on Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive and began a licensing deal with Fossil in 2013.

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Amanda Hearst

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A top  contender in the Billionaire’s list of sexy, moneyed ladies is Amanda Hearst, the stunning great-granddaughter of publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst.

Heiress to the multi-billion dollar Hearst Corporation, this New York socialite, 29, uses her looks and connections to full advantage – she models for Lilly Pulitzer and works as a member of environmental non-profit organization, Riverkeeper. She is also the founder of an organization dedicated to the closing of puppy mills, Friends of Finn, as well as being a spokeswoman for ethical fashion brand Maison de Mode.

Amanda was once rumoured to spend $136,000 on clothes, beauty treatments and other luxurious frivolities by Harper’s Bazaar magazine, however she has always denied this figure.
She once told the New York Times that she preferred to lay low, saying: “I try to stay in line and not be a jerk. I’ve always been conscious that if I really screw up people might notice.

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Georgina Bloomberg

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Being the daughter of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have helped Georgina Bloomberg get ahead in life, but that doesn’t mean she has rested on her laurels – far from it. Educated at NYU, Georgina is an award winning horse rider and a novelist to boot, writing two books for young adults centred around competitive horse racing.

Determined to stay away from the salacious celebrity world, Georgina prefers instead to focus on her work with a number of a charitable organizations and her interest in baseball – she is a lifelong Knicks fan.

Heiress to an estimated $11 billion (AU$12.5 billion) fortune, Georgina is now a doting mum to son Jasper Michael Brown Quintana with partner Ramiro Quintana.

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Sara Blakely

Another self-made woman on our Billionaire’s list is Spanx founder, Sara Blakely. This powerful businesswoman – said to be worth $1 billion – has legions of female (and likely male) fans across the globe, but has yet to finish changing the way in which women wear their clothes.

Indeed, the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire has many more ideas in the pipeline, including the roll out of denim to her unstoppable line. A line of retail stores in East Coast malls have also recently been created by the busy Blakely, proving that billions can be made from a gem of an idea in a Florida bedroom. Building up the business from scratch, Blakely had no financial backers and had to beg hosiery mills to create her product. Of those tough early years, this impressive businesswoman recalls: “I did not have the most experience in the industry or the most money. But I cared the most.”

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Vanisha Mittal

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Vanisha Mittal, the daughter of Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and heiress to his $16.5 billion fortune, is seemingly far more focused on charitable work than on the glamorous side of being a young, female billionaire.

A graduate of the European Business School and the University of London, Vanisha has overseen a number of major charity schemes including a project in India which worked to improve the quality of life for the inhabitants of rural towns.
Sadly for men across the globe, Vanisha married in 2004, enjoying a celebration befitting a billionaire – a rumoured $60 million wedding to investment banker Amit Bhatia. Held at the 17th Century Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, special guests included pop princess Kylie Minogue.

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Henry Sapiecha

THESE SEXY BILLIONARE WOMEN ARE POSTED HERE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER OF WEALTH OR SEX APPEAL

Ariana Rockefeller

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A fifth generation member of the most prominent family in the US, fashion designer Ariana Rockefeller – set to come into a fortune of around $2.2 billion – is also a philanthropist and entrepreneur. Majoring in political science and visual arts in Columbia College, Ariana set up her own fashion brand, bearing her name, and now resides in New York where she continues to boost her brand – using materials and production methods gleaned entirely from local suppliers – and focus on charity efforts including Save the Garment District Initiatives.

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Ivanka Trump

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Having one of the most recognised surnames in the US has surely done Ivanka Trump no harm when it comes to getting on in the business world, but, while she may have had a leg-up, she’s proven herself to be far more than an heiress to her father, Donald Trump’s fortune.

Boasting stunning looks, Ivanka is a successful businesswoman, writer and fashion model, appearing in a number of prime time television shows.

Known for ‘sexying up’ the Trump name, Ivanka has made her family proud with her glittering career achievements – and she’s even found time to become a mother to two

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Holly Branson

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Another daughter who has made her billionaire father proud is Holly Branson, offspring of Virgin founder Richard.

Preferring to stay out of the gossip pages, Holly trained as a doctor, earning her degree from London’s prestigious University College and working for the National Health Service at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s neurology department.

Describing herself as ‘passionate about making the world a better place,’ Holly’s biggest test is perhaps yet to come – she will become a mother to twins with her husband Fred Andrews early next year.

Holly, along with brother Sam, will one day inherit their father’s $4.6 billion fortune – in all of its red and white glory.

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Charlotte Casiraghi

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Hailing from the famous Grimaldi family, number four on Billionaire’s list is Charlotte Casiraghi, who no doubt owes her stunning looks to her mother, Princess Caroline of Monaco and grandmother Grace Kelly.

As well as a flourishing career as a show jumper, this young royal also has a flair for style – she has been shot by famed photographer Mario Testino for the cover of French Vogue – surely the ultimate seal of approval.

She became a mother in 2013, but still found time to be the new face of Gucci Cosmetics collection, with the fashion house gushing at the time: “Charlotte was a natural choice as she embodies the modern iconic Gucci woman. Aside from her striking beauty, she is sophisticated, successful and iconic.”

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Petra Ecclestone

The daughter of Formula 1 legend Bernie Ecclestone, Petra Ecclestone, along with her sister Tamara, is well known for her penchant for designer clothes and bags, luxury homes and all round enjoyment of the high-life. A fashion designer, Petra launched her own accessories line named Stark and continues to look for new opportunities abroad.

Married to businessman James Stunt, the pair have a daughter, Lavinia, and one of the largest private homes in the US, the 56,000 square foot Holmby Hill, California mansion that previously belonged to the late Beverly Hills 90210 creator, Aaron Spelling.

This eclectic mix of female powerhouses are an inspiration to many – to some for their business achievements, to others for their successful combining of corporate and family life, and to some for their unashamed devotion to designer handbags (ahem, Petra Ecclestone). Whatever your style, these billionaires have something to suit.

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A self-made billionaire, US-based Tory Burch is said to have a net worth of around $1 billion thanks to her work as a fashion designer and business woman.

The beautiful blonde 47-year-old proves that a billion dollar fortune can all be started with a simple pair of shoes – she remains best known for a $200 pair of ballet flats named after her mother, Reva.

Burch’s empire continues to expand – as well as adding fragrance to her line, she also opened a flagship store on Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive and began a licensing deal with Fossil in 2013.

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Amanda Hearst

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A top  contender in the Billionaire’s list of sexy, moneyed ladies is Amanda Hearst, the stunning great-granddaughter of publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst.

Heiress to the multi-billion dollar Hearst Corporation, this New York socialite, 29, uses her looks and connections to full advantage – she models for Lilly Pulitzer and works as a member of environmental non-profit organization, Riverkeeper. She is also the founder of an organization dedicated to the closing of puppy mills, Friends of Finn, as well as being a spokeswoman for ethical fashion brand Maison de Mode.

Amanda was once rumoured to spend $136,000 on clothes, beauty treatments and other luxurious frivolities by Harper’s Bazaar magazine, however she has always denied this figure.
She once told the New York Times that she preferred to lay low, saying: “I try to stay in line and not be a jerk. I’ve always been conscious that if I really screw up people might notice.

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Georgina Bloomberg

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Being the daughter of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have helped Georgina Bloomberg get ahead in life, but that doesn’t mean she has rested on her laurels – far from it. Educated at NYU, Georgina is an award winning horse rider and a novelist to boot, writing two books for young adults centred around competitive horse racing.

Determined to stay away from the salacious celebrity world, Georgina prefers instead to focus on her work with a number of a charitable organizations and her interest in baseball – she is a lifelong Knicks fan.

Heiress to an estimated $11 billion (AU$12.5 billion) fortune, Georgina is now a doting mum to son Jasper Michael Brown Quintana with partner Ramiro Quintana.

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Sara Blakely

Another self-made woman on our Billionaire’s list is Spanx founder, Sara Blakely. This powerful businesswoman – said to be worth $1 billion – has legions of female (and likely male) fans across the globe, but has yet to finish changing the way in which women wear their clothes.

Indeed, the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire has many more ideas in the pipeline, including the roll out of denim to her unstoppable line. A line of retail stores in East Coast malls have also recently been created by the busy Blakely, proving that billions can be made from a gem of an idea in a Florida bedroom. Building up the business from scratch, Blakely had no financial backers and had to beg hosiery mills to create her product. Of those tough early years, this impressive businesswoman recalls: “I did not have the most experience in the industry or the most money. But I cared the most.”

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Vanisha Mittal

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Vanisha Mittal, the daughter of Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and heiress to his $16.5 billion fortune, is seemingly far more focused on charitable work than on the glamorous side of being a young, female billionaire.

A graduate of the European Business School and the University of London, Vanisha has overseen a number of major charity schemes including a project in India which worked to improve the quality of life for the inhabitants of rural towns.
Sadly for men across the globe, Vanisha married in 2004, enjoying a celebration befitting a billionaire – a rumoured $60 million wedding to investment banker Amit Bhatia. Held at the 17th Century Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, special guests included pop princess Kylie Minogue.

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Henry Sapiecha

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Fiona Geminder is one of Australia’s richest people, but you’re unlikely to know it given the privacy and secrecy in which she shrouds her life.

While a lot of the richest people in the world like to flaunt their wealth, or at least use their name to drive their business or philanthropic work forward, Geminder has almost no public profile at all. She does not give interviews and there are hardly any photographs of her

Despite her vast wealth – estimated by Forbes to be around the $2 billion mark (AU$2.27 billion) – Geminder is little known and would not be recognised on the street by most people.

When we mention her family name, however, you might have a bit more of a clue as to just who she is. Geminder is one of the daughters of Australian box magnate Richard Pratt, who died after a battle with prostate cancer in 2009.

Pratt was born in Poland to Jewish parents and built Visy Industries into one of the leading companies in Australia, earning a fortune worth more than AU$5 billion before his death.

The Pratt family is therefore one of the richest in Australia, with son Anthony the second richest person in Australia, but Fiona Geminder has mainly shunned the spotlight and her father’s funeral over five years ago was one of the last times she was pictured in public.

Fiona is married to Raphael Geminder, who is the chairman of the Pact Group, another of Australia’s leading packaging companies.

This video gives an insight into Pact Group and its business strategies.

While the Geminders live an extremely private existence, one controversial aspect of their lives is the link between the family and the two companies: Visy and Pact.

While Anthony Pratt has led Visy since the death of his father and built it up even further into one of Australia’s top companies, the Geminders have instead focused on the Pact Group.

However, the two companies are essentially rivals and as Fiona retains a substantial stake in Visy, there is occasionally speculation about friction between the Pratt heirs over the difficult business relationship between the two firms.

While Fiona shies away from publicity, her husband Raphael has to speak to the press more often as a result of his position as Pact’s chairman and the media has often speculated that Raphael – sometimes known as Ruffy – does not get on well with Fiona’s brother Anthony.

Visy was recently reported to have won a $55 million packaging contract from Pact for the drinks company Lion.

Raphael previously said in an interview: “I don’t think there is any difference between Visy and any other competitor. Losing a customer is a painful experience, period. It doesn’t matter where the pain is. It is like saying, ‘Is it more painful if you smash your finger whether it is a thumb or a pinky?’ They are all fingers.”

Fiona has avoided commenting on the rivalry between her brother and husband and while she has a stake in both Visy and Pact, it is not thought she plays an active role in the running of either firm, acting in an owner’s capacity at Visy and as a sort of sleeping partner at Pact.

This video gives an insight into the corporate profile of Pact Group.

While Pact is perhaps less well known than Visy, its flotation in December 2013 valued the company at close to $1 billion, making Fiona and Raphael two of the richest people in the world.

Pact was established by Raphael in 2002 and he is now pursuing a five-pronged strategy in a bid to make it one of the biggest and most dominant packaging companies on the planet. But Visy is likely to remain a major competitor to Pact whatever direction the two firms go in.

Indeed, Pact was once a part of Visy before it was split and Raphael took control of the business. And as Raphael is believed to be in favour of mergers as part of his growth strategy for Pact, it is not impossible that Visy and Pact could one day be the same company once more. Pact and Visy do currently work together on a few contracts, but the two firms do not have a close relationship.

It is difficult to pinpoint how much of Fiona Geminder’s wealth was inherited after the death of her father and how much of it has been amassed as a result of Visy and Pact’s success in recent years, but it is certain she is one of the richest billionaires in Australia.

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While Fiona and Raphael Geminder have made a conscious decision to maintain as low a public profile as possible, one of their children has instead elected to pursue life in the spotlight.

Their daughter Georgia is an up-and-coming model but, typically for a Geminder, has chosen not to use her last name to avoid getting attention as a result of it. Georgia instead works under the name Georgia G and her biggest break so far has been being named a 2014 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix Ambassador.

Georgia was reportedly spotted at an American Australian Association benefit dinner in 2010 where the Pratt family was being honoured and she is on the books of Chadwick Models.

As well as Georgia, Fiona and Raphael have three other children together – Ben, Annabel and Samantha. Fiona and South Africa-born Raphael met when he was a partner with New York real estate financiers Ekstein Rothenberg.

Raphael has previously described Fiona as the greatest mentor he has had in his life. He told The Australian in 2013: “She has kept me very balanced and very focused on the important things in life. And what are those? Your family.

“I think family is everything. It is why you are on earth. It is central to everything I do. We are as committed to our family as I’d like to think most people are. We all have a duty and a commitment to be good family people.”

Perhaps this helps to explain why the Geminders keep themselves to themselves and do not try to cultivate any sort of public profile apart from what they need to run their business.

Family always comes first for Fiona Geminder.

Henry Sapiecha

 

IS INDIA THE SLAVE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD WITH 30MILLION SLAVES..????Modern slavery takes many forms, including sex trafficking. A prostitute stands on a street corner image www.acbocallcentre.com

No choice: Modern slavery takes many forms, including sex trafficking. A prostitute stands on a street corner. Photo: Peter Morris

London: Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe, with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India as the nations where modern-day slavery is most prevalent.

The Walk Free Foundation, an Australian-based human rights group, estimated in its inaugural slavery index last year that 29.8 million people were born into servitude, trafficked for sex work, trapped in debt bondage or exploited for forced labour. This year’s figure represents about 0.5 per cent of the world’s estimated population of 7 billion people.

Releasing its second annual index, Walk Free increased its estimate of the number of slaves to 35.8 million, saying this was due to better data collection and slavery being uncovered in areas where it had not been found previously.

For the second year, the index of 167 countries found India had by far the greatest number of slaves. Up to 14.3 million people in its population of 1.25 billion were victims of slavery, ranging from prostitution to bonded labour.

Mauritania was again the country where slavery was most prevalent by head of population while Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, rose up the rank from 96th place to be listed as the fourth-worst country by percentage of the population.

“From children denied an education by being forced to work or marry early, to men unable to leave their work because of crushing debts they owe to recruitment agents, to women and girls exploited as unpaid, abused domestic workers, modern slavery has many faces,” the report said.

“It still exists today, in every country – modern slavery affects us all.”

The index defines slavery as the control or possession of people in such a way as to deprive them of their freedom with the intention of exploiting them for profit or sex, usually through violence, coercion or deception.

The definition includes indentured servitude, forced marriage and the abduction of children to serve in wars.

Hereditary slavery is deeply entrenched in the West African country of Mauritania, where 4 per cent of the population of 3.9 million is estimated to be enslaved, the report said.

After Mauritania, slavery was most prevalent in Uzbekistan, where citizens are forced to pick cotton every year to meet state-imposed cotton quotas, and Haiti, where the practice of sending poor children to stay with richer acquaintances or relatives routinely leads to abuse and forced labour, it said.

Qatar was ranked fourth.

The tiny Gulf state relies heavily on migrants to build its mega-projects including soccer stadiums for the 2022 World Cup. It has come under scrutiny by rights groups over its treatment of migrant workers, most from Asia, who come to toil on construction sites, oil projects or work as domestic help.

The next highest prevalence rates were found in India, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Syria and Central African Republic.

The index showed that 10 countries alone account for 71 per cent of the world’s slaves.

After India, China has the most with 3.2 million, then Pakistan (2.1 million), Uzbekistan (1.2 million), Russia (1.05 million), Nigeria (834,200), Democratic Republic of Congo (762,900), Indonesia (714,100), Bangladesh (680,900) and Thailand (475,300).

For the first time, the index rated governments on their response to slavery. It found the Netherlands, followed by Sweden, the United States, Australia, Switzerland, Ireland, Norway, Britain, Georgia and Austria had the strongest response.

At the opposite end of the scale, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Uzbekistan, Republic of Congo and Iraq had the worst responses.

Every country in the world apart from North Korea has laws that criminalise some form of slavery, yet most governments could do more to assist victims and root out slavery from supply chains, Walk Free Foundation’s head of global research said.

“What the results show is that a lot is being done on paper but it’s not necessarily translating into results,” Fiona David told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by telephone from Canberra.

“Most countries got 50 per cent or less when we looked at the strength of their victim assistance regime. It’s also striking that … out of 167 countries we could only find three [Australia, Brazil and the United States] where governments have put things in place on supply chains.”

The report showed that conflict had a direct impact on the prevalence of slavery, Ms David said, citing the example of the Islamic State militant group which has abducted women and girls in Iraq and Syria for use as sex slaves.

“What our numbers show is the correlation really is quite strong so as an international community, we need to make planning for this kind of problem part of the humanitarian response to crisis situations,” Ms David said.

Reuters

Henry Sapiecha

There are 34,837,000 millionaires scattered across the globe. Ever wonder where all of these people reside? The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report is here to help.

The following three infographics show: Millionaires by country, millionaires by density (per city), and developing countries with the biggest concentration of millionaires.

The United States comes in first place by a wide margin, with 41% of the world’s millionaires.\

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Amazingly, 10,000 of Monaco’s 37,000 residents are millionaires. Monaco is a tiny principality next to the French Riviera that is famous for its beaches. Monaco and Zurich have the two highest concentrations of millionaires per city.

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China is on pace to have just short of 2 million millionaires by 2017.

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Henry Sapiecha