BRW’s Young Rich List has had more than its fair share of scoundrels and failures. Who made it big only to lose it all (almost)? Find out on Crikey’s Young Failed Rich List.
There's a few things 36-year-old coal billionaire Nathan Tinkler will miss when he moves to Singapore: the surf at Newcastle, our wonderful beaches, and not being able to drive faster than 90km/h in his fleet of Ferraris, or his Bugatti Veyron.
Paul Barry felt ever so important after receiving an invitation to lunch at Melbourne's iconic palace of power, the Australian Club. But once inside, he had to question where all the members had gone, and just what he was supposed to do there given talking business is banned.
With controlling stakes in Australia's highest rating TV network, Channel Seven, the nation's second-biggest magazine group, Pacific Magazines and The West Australian, the 71-year old tycoon should be a real power in the land.
On top of the enormous power it has over our daily lives, Google now seems to have acquired the power to dodge tax.
Jim Byrnes, Alan Bond's former bankruptcy advisor, has admitted to destroying a solicitor's office with a baseball bat, been convicted of assaulting a bikie and twice been banned by ASIC from managing corporations. But now he's back in business – big time.