Filthy rich: Australian families who get their hands dirty

These families have rolled up their sleeves, put a peg on their nose and got stuck into the most unpopular businesses around. But their bank balances, for the most part, have polished up nicely.

One man’s waste is someone else’s livelihood, and there’s money to be made in muck.

Some of Australia’s most successful family businesses have been cleaning up in areas like garbage collection, chicken farming, abattoirs, pest control, plumbing and sewerage.


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