The Rinehart ring of influence

As Gina Rinehart's family dispute rolls on it's revealing an extraordinary cast of influential personalities behind her – one that tells much about the billionaire's character.

If you're judged by the company you keep, Gina Rinehart – Australia's richest person and family trust expert – is a lot more complex than many may have previously expected. The allies, confidantes and paid help around the iron ore tycoon have emerged like a private army in recent days. Whether that army is mercenary is another question entirely, but it’s emerging as an extraordinary ring of influence.


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