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Angela Bennett

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Occupation  Mining heiress
Siblings  Michael Wright
Role  Businesswoman

Name  Angela Bennett
Children  Seven
Nephews  Myles Wright
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Net worth  A$1.55 bn (2014 BRW) US$1.01 bn (2014 Forbes)
Relatives  Michael Wright (brother, 1937–2012)
Nieces  Leonie Baldock, Olivia Mead, Alexandra Burt
Similar People  Michael Wright, Lang Hancock, William Porteous, Gina Rinehart, Rose Porteous

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Angela Bennett (born circa 1945) is an Australian mining heiress and businesswoman.



Her late father, Peter Wright, co-founded Hancock Prospecting and Wright Prospecting with the late Lang Hancock, who was Gina Rinehart's father. Her late brother was Michael Wright (1937-2012), the owner of the Voyager Estate winery in Margaret River.

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.

Personal life

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.

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.


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