Gina Rinehart by Adele Ferguson & The House of Hancock by Debi Marshall

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November 2012, no. 346

Gina Rinehart by Adele Ferguson & The House of Hancock by Debi Marshall

Reviewed by
November 2012, no. 346

Reading two books about Gina Rinehart back to back is far from edifying. So rich, so controlling, so opinionated, so entitled – and these are among her less objectionable qualities, as described in the two biographies published since she burst into the headlines amid reports of family litigation, media buy-ins, and escalating wealth. Indeed, whatever she did would captivate widespread interest, given that her worth ballooned from a tidy $900 million in 2006 to $20 billion this year.

The House of Hancock: The Rise and Rise of Gina Rinehart

by Debi Marshall

William Heinemann, $34.95 pb, 381 pp, 9781742756745

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