The rich getting richer: A year of profit for Australia’s wealthiest families

The Pratt, Shahin and Perich families starred in BRW's Rich List, all recording staggering increases to their wealth.

As it does almost every year, the top of the 2014 BRW Rich List has a healthy share of family wealth. Of the list's top five, three represent inherited money put to good use -- Rinehart, Pratt, and Packer.

But those stories are well-known and their successes (and failures) are constantly celebrated.

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