Happy International Women’s Day, everybody! A day to reflect, to campaign, to remind yourself that you’re a badass bitch from hell, to engage in healthy discussion about gender rights and how we should equally celebrate women for 365 days of each year, not only one.
BRW’s annual self-made Australian women rich list has been released on International Women’s day to highlight the entrepreneurial, the creative, the daring women in Australia who have built their wealth and empires from the ground up. The truest definition of started from the bottom lives on in BRW’s list: Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest woman, noticeably does not appear on the list because her wealth was not “self made”—rather, it was largely inherited and then expanded upon—despite her net worth being higher than all the 30 women listed combined.
Topping the list of women who have significantly contributed to their own wealth is Vicky Teoh, co-founder of TPG Telecom. Teoh is worth a staggering $938 million.
Also making the cut is Boost Juice’s founder Janine Allis, Baker’s Delight joint CEO Lesley Gillespie, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Kylie Minogue, Elle Macpherson and Carla Zampatti. Fitness queen Michelle Bridges is a newcomer to the list, landing at number 29 with a net worth of $53 million.
BRW’s Top 30 Richest Self-Made Australian Women:
1. Vicky Teoh, $938 million
2. Charlotte Vidor, 385 million
3. Hazel Rowe 376 million
6.Nicole Kidman 331 million
10. Penelope Maclagan 198 million
11. Therese Rein 192 million
12. Christina Quinn 191 million
13. Sarina Russo 103 million
14. Gail Kelly 94 million
16. Janet Holmes a Court 82 million
17. Katie Paige 80 million
18. Kylie Minogue 79 million
19. Ines Scotland 78 million
20. Lesly Gillsepie 75 million
21. Carla Zampatti 71 million
22. Elle Macpherson 71 million
23. Maureen Wheeler 68 million
24. Janine Allis 66 million
25. Cate Blanchett 63 million
26. Carolyn Creswell 57 million
27. Tania Austin 56 million
28. Claire Gray 54 million
29. Michelle Bridges 53 million
30. Shemara Wikramanayake 51 million
Lead image by Mark Metcalfe via Getty.