As one of the largest nations in the world, with an open-market economy, Australia is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. As of 2013, Australia was ranked second in the world, behind Switzerland, in terms of average wealth. Just like other major, market economy-based countries (US, UK, etc.) Australia has produced a number of individuals that possess vast personal wealth.
The following are, in no particular order, the wealthiest individuals and celebrities in Australia.
1. Greg Norman
Besides earning massive remuneration from golf championships, Norman also earns a lot of cheddar through his golf-related company, the Great White Shark Enterprises.
He is also known for having one of the costliest divorces in celebrity history. His split from his wife cost Norman an estimated $105 million. Few divorces in history have cost an individual such a massive portion of their personal wealth.
Golf fans around the world are familiar with Greg Norman. During the 1980s and 1990s, Norman starred on the American PGA golf tour as one of the game’s most impressive golfers. Unfortunately, much of Norman’s fame as a golfer came from his agonizing defeats. Always wearing his signature full-brim caps with neon-shark logo, Norman was a common figure on the final day of major tournaments.
However, just as common as his appearance near the top of the leaderboard each Sunday, was Norman’s inevitable breakdown. On more than one occasion, Norman would be at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final day of a tournament. The end result was, all too often, a defeat for Norman in grand fashion.