RICH PICKINGS: Best and worst of 2009

From a former fabric trader's million-dollar bet on a long-shot, to a golden garbo's fall from grace, we take a look at the highs, lows and all things in between of this year's business big-hitters.

As 2009 draws to a close, it’s time for our annual awards celebrating the best and worst in the world of the wealthy.

Best debut

It’s Impossible to go past the story of Paul Fudge, the former fabric trader who made $660 million in one day after utilities giant Origin Energy bought a coal-seam gas exploration permit from Fudge's company, Pangaea.

{{content.question}}

Mastercard

{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'An SMS verification code has been sent ...' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you have already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to complete your SMS verification

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Verify your mobile number to proceed…

Please check your mobile number below and press the Send Verification Code button. This will be used to complete your verification in the next step.

Please sign up for full access

Mastercard

Updating information

Please wait ...

Trial

Mastercard
{{ productPrice }} / day
( GST included )
Price $0
GST $0
Discount -{{productDiscount}}
TOTAL {{productPrice}}
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Please click on the ACTIVATE button to finalise your membership

Mastercard

The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles