Gina Rinehart by Adele Ferguson

Gina Rinehart

By Adele Ferguson

  • Release Date: 2012-07-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
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Gina Rinehart is not just the richest person in Australian history, she is fast becoming one of the richest people in the world. The daughter of Lang Hancock - legendary arch-conservative, secessionist, mining millionaire and discoverer of the world's largest iron deposit in the Pilbara - Gina has grown up in a family known as much for its front-page legal stoushes as for its business acumen and toughness.

With her reported wealth more than doubling in the last twelve months, Rinehart is beginning to flex the enormous power her money gives, buying large shareholdings in television's Ten Network and newspaper group Fairfax Media. They are moves that will give Rinehart and her controversial views a major place in Australian life and public affairs.

Based on painstaking research and a wealth of interviews with Rinehart's colleagues, friends, family and former employees, award-winning journalist Adele Ferguson has written the definitive biography, shining a light into the private world of Gina Rinehart, her family, her feuds and the iron determination that has driven her relentless rise.

Shortlisted for ABIA Awards' Biography of the Year 2013


  • A great read

    By Akabanna
    If it you didn't know it was a true story, you would say some of the story is so implausable. Very interesting family and some insightful quotes from those closest (or those you would think should be closest) to her.
  • Such a captivating book.

    By Annalise Sallemi
    An absolutely thrilling and riveting read that retraces Gina Rinehart's childhood in the isolated north west of Western Australia to the present day. Through a plethora of revealing and intimate interviews with Gina’s immediate family, friends and business colleagues the reader is able to gain a ringside seat into how this reclusive billionaire runs her private life and business affairs. What struck me about this well researched book is how the author stands back and gives an even-handed analysis of one of the most powerful and wealthy individuals in Australia, if not the world--- not an easy undertaking I would imagine, given the controversy and public debate that surrounds this formidable and driven woman. For my money this is a very important book as not only does it deals with how she built up a mining empire and the setbacks she suffered along the way but it also explores how she is using her vast wealth and influence--she reportedly earns $2million every minute--- to push an extreme right wing ideology. Well worth a read!
  • Gina Rinehart

    By TwiggyF
    An immensely readable, absorbing yarn about the drive of an extraordinary woman with obscene wealth. Read it, you'll be fascinated.
  • Great Read!

    By Pooooooooœ
    Got to say this book is a great read. It's extremely well written and has a comprehensive bibliography, which says to me the topic has been well researched. The book is an in depth analysis of Gina and her rise to power. The book outlines how the Hancock empire was born and the twists and turns in a family saga that the author captures brilliantly. As a bio it ticks all the right boxes. Highly recommended. (Just finished reading it last night. One of those books you can't put down!)
  • Gina Rhinehart

    By Fashionista baby
    Creative journalism at its worst- a polarised account based on a personal viewpoints supported by basic, publicly known facts which have been twisted to cobble together a tome aimed at cashing in on the current high profile oft Ms Rhinehart. Lets hope the next account of her to be published contains more insight and substance.
  • Great book

    By Ctownsend
    Gina Rinehart by Adele ferguson is one of the best books ever.