The 40-year roller coaster ride of the Financial Review Rich List


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But more than this, the way the Rich List has changed over four decades – the rise and fall of the 1980s corporate raiders; the emergence of a small army of post-war migrant entrepreneurs; the first tech boom, and then the second, more permanent one; and the staying power of the Rich List’s perennials – tells us much about the changing face of Australian business and the rise and fall of sectors in the economy. A rich history Forty years after the first Rich List lifted the curtain on the top end of town, it’s fitting to reveal that the...