|Andrew forrest04-10-2021 01:10|
|John Andrew Henry Forrest AO (born 18 November 1961), nicknamed Twiggy, is an Australian businessman. He is best known as the former CEO (and current non-executive chairman) of Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), and has other interests in the mining industry and in cattle stations.|
With an assessed net worth of A$27.25 billion according to the Financial Review 2021 Rich List, Forrest was ranked as the second richest Australian. According to the Financial Review, Forrest was the richest person in Australia in 2008.
In 2013, Andrew and Nicola Forrest, his wife, were the first Australian billionaires to pledge the majority of their wealth to charity in their lifetimes. He had earlier stepped down as CEO of Fortescue Metals in 2011. Much of the Forrest's philanthropy has been through either the Minderoo Foundation (focusing on education and Indigenous Australians) or the Walk Free Foundation (focusing on ending modern slavery), both of which he established. Forrest has been accused of avoiding paying company tax, having revealed in 2011 that Fortescue had never paid company tax.
I have copied and pasted this as I did a hotplate for one of his executives on Thursday.This guy knows how to make money and has just applied to the state government for permission to build solar panels and windmills on all his mining leases in the Pilbarra.The plan is to power up the state and sell the excess to Asia.The company has 30 Hydrogen cars in the city for staff and when they run down they get dropped of in BOC kewdale to be filled up and they just grab a full one.I am impressed.How to cash in.