Just in time for International Women’s Day, Business Review Weekly (BRW) has released a list of the 30 richest women that made their way to the top on nothing but their own steam.
BRW have announced the list of 30 richest self-made women in Australia to spotlight some seriously hard working bosses and tie in with International Women’s Day, a global day to celebrate the political, economic and social achievements of women of the past, present and future.
In order to be eligible, the women must have contributed to the creation of their wealth, and not have inherited any significant sum from the previous generation.
Of the 30 women on the list, 22 have made their wealth through founding and growing their own businesses in various industries. The average wealth of the list is $181 million each. No biggie.
Australia’s 30 richest self-made women are…
Vicky Teoh (founder of TPG Telecom)
Charlotte Vidor (owner of Toga Group hotel business)
Hazel Rowe (Founded Super Retail Group which has the brands Super Cheap Auto, Rebel and Ray’s Outdoors)
Patricia IIhan (founder of Crazy John’s)
Rhonda Wyllie (residential and commercial property development)
Jude Turner (founder of Flight Centre)
Jamuna Gurung (managing director of Melbourne Institute of Technology)
Imelda Roche (Nutrimetics Founder)
Penelope Maclagan (co-founder of Computershare)
Therese Rein (founder of Ingeus)
Christina Quinn (founder of VIP Petfoods)
Sarina Russo (recruitment and training entrepreneur)
Gail Kelly (Westpac CEO)
Julia Ross (founder of recruitment group Chandler Macleod Recruitment Consultants)
Janet Holmes a Court (Chairman of Heytesbury)
Katie Page (Director of Harvey Norman)
Ines Scotland (mining executive)
Lesley Gillespie (co-founder of Baker’s Delight)
Carla Zampatti (fashion designer)
Maureen Wheeler (co-founder of Lonely Planet)
Janine Allis (founder of Boost Juice)
Carolyn Creswell (founder of Carman’s Fine Foods)
Tania Austin (co-founder of Cotton On)
Claire Gray (executive director of Corporate Travel)
Shemara Wikramanayake (runs Macquarie Funds Group)
Want to see your name in this list one day? Read our practical tips for women who want to take charge of their career and get paid what they’re worth.