The Age today tells us about how pitiable poor Gina Rinehart is. The world’s richest woman with an estimated net worth exceeding $22 Billion AU is such a poor dear, and is apparently a terrible victim of infighting between herself and her children. Her lawyer described this tragic state she’s in as follows:
“She is the person who if she wanted to get out and retire from her business or turn her money to philanthropy” would now be stuck.
Hannah Low, The Age, Gina the ‘biggest victim of family war’, 12 October 2013.
Of course, Australians will know and understand just how pitiable it is to be in such a horrid position. Hopelessly rich yet trapped. Her untapped philanthropy was self evident in that column she penned for the Australian Resources and Investment magazine. You know, the one where she suggested that the minimum wage ($606 per week) should be lowered, and also said:
If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself – spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working.
Sydney Morning Herald, Rinehart’s welfare comments an ‘insult to millions’: Treasurer, August 30 2012.
Poor little rich girl. She worked hard to inherit billions from a rich father, after all:
Australian Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon pointed out that Ms Rinehart, now the world’s wealthiest woman, is not a self-made billionaire but actually inherited in 1992 her money from her father Lang Hancock who built a $20-billion mining empire from mining tenements.
Vittorio Hernandez, International Business Times, Gina Rinehart Suggests Lowering Minimum Wage of $606.40 per Week, August 30, 2012.
Perhaps if her lawyer had stopped at “retire”, her situation might have been more pitiable.
Seems a bit rich.