RICH PICKINGS: Rinehart's lonely rise

While Gina Rinehart's rise to the top of the rich list represents a milestone for female entrepreneurs, she shouldn’t hold her breath waiting for another woman to climb anywhere near as high.

The rise of mining magnate Gina Rinehart to the top of Australia’s rich list on Forbes magazine’s recent list of Australia’s richest 40 people represents a big milestone in female entrepreneurship in this country.

Frankly, the feat has not received the attention it deserved. Rinehart is one of the few women to break through the glass ceiling that still exists in wealth in Australia and abroad.

Consider the raw numbers behind Rinehart’s rise. 

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