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World’s Richest Women – Women Billionaires

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 21, 2013

By Sammy S.

World’s Richest Women – Women Billionaires
Wondering who the richest women in the world are? Forbes released the 2012 list of billionaires, there are 21 women billionaires in the world. They have a combined total net worth of $248.6 billion. Last year had 20 women billionaires in the world with combined fortune of $232 billion.

While the majority of their wealth was inherited – just one woman in the top 21 has a self-made fortune- -many are putting their money to good use in philanthropy.

#1. Christy Walton, 57, & family

Net worth$25.3 billion – As of March 2012
Source of Wealth: Wal-Mart, United States

The widow of John Walton, she inherited his fortune of $15.7 billion after he died in an airplane accident in 2005. Regaining her 2010,2011 title as world’s richest woman, she got an extra bump in her fortune because of her late husband’s early investment in First Solar; shares up nearly 500% since 2006 initial public offering.

#2. Liliane Bettencourt,89

Net worth$24 billion – As of March 2012
Source of Wealth: L’Oreal, France

France’s richest woman and the only child of Eugene Schueller,  her late father founded L’Oreal one of the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty companies.

#3. Alice Walton, 62

Net worth: $23.3 billion –  As of March 2012
Source of Wealth: Wal-Mart, United States

The daughter of Wal-Mart co-founder,  her father, Sam Walton (d. 1922), a former clerk, founded original Bentonville store with his brother James. Today Wal-Mart has sales of $405 billion, employs more than 2.1 million people.

#4. Georgina “Gina” Rinehart, 58

Net worth: $18 billion –  As of March 2012
Source of Wealth: Mining, Australia

The heiress of Hancock Prospecting and the daughter of the late mining magnate Lang Hancock. She is the richest person in Australia and the richest woman in Asia. Read the rest of this entry »


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Largest earthquake in three decades rocks Victoria

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 20, 2012

  • Erin Michael 
Melbourne earthquake

Source: Herald Sun

Quake 1

Items were shook off shelves at the Chemist Warehouse in Morwell, Victoria. Source:Supplied

A MAGNITUDE 5.3 earthquake shook homes, cracked windows and walls, and threw residents from their chairs.

Millions across Victoria felt the tremor, which had an epicentre 16km south-west of Moe, at theLatrobe Valley in Victoria’s east.

The quake struck at 8.53pm and lasted for 30 seconds, Geoscience Australia spokesman Chris Thompson said.

Up to four aftershocks have been felt surrounding the earthquakes epicentre in the La Trobe Valley in the states east, he said.

”We’ve had reports from central Melbourne and as far as right up the top of the state. Most people would have felt it,” Mr Thompson said.

 SES spokesman Lachlan Quick said 25 calls for assistance had been lodged to the emergency service for low-level damage.

“We’ve been called to residential properties with minor damage from Mt Martha to Preston; Morwell to Moe,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 2, 2012

Fighter ... Gina Rinehart and daughter Ginia are on one side of a bitter family feud that the mining billionaire has repeatedly tried – and failed – to keep out of the media. Photo: Ron D’Raine

Fighter … Gina Rinehart and daughter Ginia are on one side of a bitter family feud that the mining billionaire has repeatedly tried – and failed – to keep out of the media. Photo: Ron D’Raine

Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart is the world’s richest woman, parlaying a family fortune into vast wealth that may have put her on a trajectory to become the world’s richest person.

In a stunning feat for the intensely private businesswoman,BRW’s 2012 Rich 200 calculates that Rinehart has overtaken Walmart heiress Christy Walton to cement her place among the world’s wealthy elite.

According to the Rich 200, out on Thursday, Rinehart’s personal fortune has swelled to $29.17 billion, eclipsingWalton’s $US25.3 billion ($25.89 billion) net worth – as calculated by Forbes magazine – and knocking the American off a perch she has held for seven years.

All the more impressive, it was only a year ago that Rinehart catapulted herself to the top of Australia’s rich with a mining fortune of $10.3 billion, the first time an Australian’s wealth had ever been calculated at more than $10 billion.

Rinehart’s rise has her threatening the lower rungs of Forbes’ 10 richest people in the world and validates views among some that the Perth-born billionaire could one day challenge the likes of Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helu and Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who are valued at $US69 billion and $US61 billion respectively.

But the path to fabulous riches as not been easy.

When Rinehart, 58, famously told her father’s biographer that nothing would stand in the way of the House of Hancock, she was making the point that Hancock Prospecting was her destiny and anyone – or anything – that got in her way would do so at their peril.

Rinehart was 25 when she fired the warning shot. Read the rest of this entry »

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धनीहरुको सूचीमा पुनः घले

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 1, 2012

ऋषि आचार्य, मेलबर्न/अस्ट्रेलियाका धनाढ्य व्यक्तिहरुबारे लेख्ने पत्रिका बिजनेस रिभ्यु विक्ली (बिआरडब्लु) ले (मे, २०१२ मा) गरेको सर्वेक्षणअनुसार, नेपाली व्यवसायी शेष घले एक सय ६६ औं स्थानमा परेका छन् । उनको सम्पत्ति २ सय ५५ मिलियन अस्ट्रेलियन डलर रहेको छ । जुन गत वर्षको २ सय ६९ मिलियन भन्दा १४ मिलियनले घटी हो । उनले अस्ट्रेलियामा मेलबर्न इन्स्िटच्युट अफ टेक्नोलोजी (एमआईटी) स्थापना गरेका छन् । मेलबर्न र सिड्नीमा गरेर झण्डै २५ सय विद्यार्थी एमआईटीमा अध्ययनरत छन् ।

यहाँ सूचना प्रविधि, व्यवस्थापन, मोबाइल प्रविधि, इन्जिनियरिङ र अङ्ग्रेजी भाषा लगायतका विषयमा पढाइ हुन्छ । साथै, केही वर्ष अघिदेखि घलेले प्रोपर्टीमा पनि लगानी बढाएका छन् । मेलबर्न शहरमा रहेको ऐतिहासिक तथा सांस्कृतिक स्मारकको रुपमा परिचित आर्गस बिल्डिङ किनेर घले एकाएक अस्ट्रेलियन सञ्चार माध्यममा छाएका थिए । बिआरडब्लु लेख्छ- “एमआईटीमा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय विद्यार्थीको संख्या गएको वर्ष १५ प्रतिशतले घटेकाले अब स्थानीय विद्यार्थीलाई आकषिर्त गर्ने नयाँ विषय र कार्यक्रमहरु घलेले अघिल्लो वर्षदेखि नै सुरु गरेका छन् ।” योबाहेक घलेले मेलबर्न शहरको व्यावसायिक भवनका कोठाहरु किनेर भाडामा दिने गरेका छन् । रियल स्टेट व्यवसायलाई अझै बढाउने उनको लक्ष्य रहेको छ ।

नेपालमा अस्टे्रलियन लगानी भित्र्याउने भनेर उद्योग मन्त्रालयसँग अनुमति लिएर नेपालमै करिब एक अरब नेपाली रुपैयाँ बराबरको लगानी भैसकेको छ । मुख्यगरी पाँच तारे होटल निर्माण र बंैक तथा वित्तीय क्षेत्रमा यो लगानी भित्रिएको हो । अब जलविद्युतमा लगानी गर्ने सोच उनले बनाएका छन् । साथै, उनले डाइरेक्ट फरेन इन्भष्टमेन्ट -डिएफआई) अन्तर्गत छ अर्ब लगानी गरेर कठमाडौँमा पाँच तारे होटल बनाउँदै छन् । सन् २०१६ सम्ममा निर्माण सम्पन्न गर्ने लक्ष्य लिएको यो होटल दक्षिण एसियामा नै अत्याधुनिक हुने घले बताउँछन् । घले अहिले गैर आवासीय नेपाली संघ (एनआरएन) ले स्थापना गर्न लागेको नेपालमा सामूहिक लगानीसम्बन्धी समितिमा उप संयोजक छन् ।  Read the rest of this entry »

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World’s Wealthiest Women: Wealth-X

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 27, 2012

Worlds Wealthiest Women

The richest women may span the globe, but two of them come from the same family: the Waltons.

Two of the Walmart heirs capture spots one and and three on Wealth-X’s list of the world’s richest women. Valued at $29.8 and $28.2 billion respectively, the two women are part of a family that’s worth the same amount as the bottom 30 percent of Americans, according to an analysis from a labor economist at the University of California-Berkeley.

Other super-wealthy women that made Wealth-X’s cut include Australian mining mogul Gina Rinehart, valued at $29.1 billion, and French socialite Liliane Bettencourt, who is valued at $24 billion.

Though she hasn’t made the list yet, Sara Blakely may be poised to crack the rankingsin a few decades. Blakely became the youngest female billionaire this year at 41, thanks to her wildly successful Spanx shapewear businesses. Read the rest of this entry »

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