Notable Mining Industry Billionaires
With the influx of tech companies, it’s easy to forget about the industries that stimulated wealth long before computers or the Internet. The mining industry is one of those industries that has experienced its share of dips but is still the backdrop of billionaire investors throughout the world. Here’s the official Business Rich mining billionaires list. While they only represent a small portion of the industry, these standouts have earned their keep.
Gina Rinehart is the iron-ore heiress of Australia. She inherited Hancock Prospecting group and is its Executive Chairmen. She’s also one of the richest women in the world.
Iris Fontbona and her children are the richest family in Chile. She is the widower of billionaire Andronico Luksic. They made their money in copper mining.
Alisher Usmanov is the richest man in Russia. He made his billions in iron, ore and steel. Today, he’s also involved in the mobile phone industry and publishing.
James Stunt is an under-the-radar billionaire with investments ranging from high-end art collections to gaming. He’s also made a pretty penny in gold mining.
Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez
Alberto Gonzalez is another low profile billionaire. In addition to being one of the richest men in Mexico, he has his hands in metal and insurance.