Angela Bennett

About Angela Bennett

Birth Year: 1945
Birth Place: Perth, Australia, Australia
Occupation: Mining heiress
Children: Seven
Relatives: Michael Wright (brother, 1937–2012)

Angela Bennett


Metals & Mining

Angela Bennett is a member of Metals & Mining born on 1945 in Perth, Australia, Australia. At age 73 Angela Bennett net worth is approximately $1.73 Billion. Angela Bennett is the reclusive half-owner of an iron-ore royalty paid to Wright Prospecting; the other half goes to the two daughters of her late brother, Michael Wright.

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💰 Net worth: $1.73 Billion

2012 $2.3 Billion
2014 $1 Billion
2017 $1.4 Billion
2018 $1.73 Billion

Biography/Timeline

1937

Her late Father, Peter Wright, co-founded Wright Prospecting. Her late brother was Michael Wright (1937-2012), the owner of the Voyager Estate winery in Margaret River.

2008

Her son, Todd Bennett, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Apex Mineral in 2008, but he no longer sits on it as of 2012. He also sat on the Board of the Finance and Energy Exchange.

2010

She heads Wright Prospecting. In 2010, she and her brother received A$1 billion from Gina Rinehart after she was legally forced to give up twenty-five per cent in the Rhodes Ridges iron ore mine 60 km west of Newman in the Pilbara. She owns fifteen per cent of Hamersley Iron shares from the Rio Tinto Group, Gina Rinehart owning the other fifty per cent. In September 2012, she sued Rinehart to recover fifty per cent of 4, 5 and 6 tenements of the Hope Downs mine, named after Gina Rinehart's late mother, Hope Hancock.

2014

She is married, and has seven children. She is the second richest woman in Australia, after Gina Rinehart. In 2014, the Business Review Weekly assessed Bennett's net worth at A$1.55 billion. In September 2009, she sold her mansion in the Mosman Park neighbourhood of Perth for A$57.5 million and downsized to a A$8 million apartment in Fremantle. In 2010, she sold her A$20 million yacht.

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