Georgina Hope “Gina” Rinehart is a mining heiress and Executive chairman of Hancock prospecting group in Australia.In the year 2010, she is the largest shareholder in Fairfax Media and also a major shareholder in Ten Network Holdings.
In of year 2011, she was ranked as the wealthiest person in Australia and has continued to hold this title till now. In the year 2012, BRW named her as the richest women in the world. She stood at fourth position in the year 2013 and currently stands at sixth position in 2014.
Rinehart – Family Profile
Let us take a look at the profile of the Rinehart and her family tree.
Rinehart Parents – Lang Hancock and Hope Margaret Nicholas
Gina Rinehart was born as Gina Hancock in Perth, Australia to Hope Margaret Nicholas and Lang Hancock. She is the only child to her parents. Lang Hancock was born into Australia’s oldest land owning families in Perth.He is a well known iron ore magnate from Australia. He maintained high profile in business and politics. He was the richest man in Australia and discovered world’s largest iron ore.
He got married in the year 1935 to Susette Maley. After a few years, they separated and in the year 1947, he married his second wife Hope Margaret Nicholas. The couple remained married for around 35 years until the death of Lang in the year 1983.
Gina Rinehart Spouse(s)- Greg (Milton) Hayward (1983-90), Frank Rinehart (1983-90)
Gina Rinehart married twice and had two children with each husband.
Greg Hayward (Ex)
Her first husband, Hayward, was a young employee of the family firm and she broke up with him when their children John and Bianaca were three and four years old.
Frank Rinehart (Current)
Rinehart later married a 57 year old American lawyer, Frank Rinehart. He was 37 years older to Gina. She had two children, Hope and Ginia from her second marriage. Both their children were five and four years when Frank died in the year 1990.
All the children of Rinehart grew up in the world where private jets were a normal thing. They studied in the most elite schools of the world.
Children of Gina Rinehart & Greg Hayward
Bianca Hope Hayward
Born – 1979
Bianca is the first child of Gina Rinehart from her first marriage.She served as the director of Hancock Prospecting and HMHT investments till 2011.
John Langley Hancock
Born – 1976
John is the second eldest son of Gina Rinehart from his first marriage to Greg Hayward.
Children of Gina Rinehart & Frank Rinehart
Hope Rinehart Welker
Born – 1986
Hope is the third eldest son of Gina and he is from her second marriage to Frank.
Born – 1987
Ginia Rinehart is the youngest daughter of Gina Rinehart.
Rinehart Family Net worth
Rinehart family net worth currently stands at $16.7 Billion. Gina Rinehart, 60 is the richest billionaire and the 6th richest woman in the world. She has Hancock under her control and also added oil and gas recently to its mining portfolio. She is to sign the biggest deal yet, which is a package to develop one of the largest iron ore mines in the world.