Chris Wallin


Chris Wallin is a member of Energy in Australia. As of 2018 Chris Wallin net worth is approximately $1.3 Billion. Thanks to weak global demand for coal, suffered a 40% plunge in his net worth, greater than anyone who remains on list. Falls 20 spots. Former Queensland government geologist used his intimate knowledge of the industry to carve out a niche as a backroom player.

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💰 Net worth: $1.3 Billion

2011 $1.3 Billion
2012 $1.3 Billion
2018 $1.3 Billion



He worked as a Geologist for the Department of Mines and Energy of the Government of Queensland. After he quit his government job, he made his fortune by investing in coal. His company, created in 1989, is called QCoal. He digs coal from the Bowen Basin, including the Sonoma Coal mine. He formerly sold coal to Macarthur Coal and Cleveland-Cliffs. He now sells to JFE Holdings.


He lives in The Gap neighbourhood of Brisbane, and he is the second richest man in Queensland. As of March 2012, he is worth an estimated US$1.2 billion or AUS3.78 billion.

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