| Andrew Forrest |
(businessman, deep state operative?)
|Born||18 November 1961|
Perth, Western Australia
|Alma mater||School of the Air, Christ Church Grammar School (Perth), Hale School, University of Western Australia|
|Member of||Australian Institute of International Affairs, The Giving Pledge|
Australia's richest man
John Andrew Henry Forrest, nicknamed Twiggy, is an Australian businessman. He is best known as the former CEO (and current non-executive chairman) of Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), and has other interests in the mining industry and in cattle stations.
With an assessed net worth of AUD 27.25 billion according to the Financial Review 2021 Rich List, Forrest was ranked as the second richest Australian. According to the Financial Review, Forrest was the richest person in Australia in 2008.
In 2013, Andrew and Nicola Forrest, his wife, were the first Australian billionaires to join Bill Gates' The Giving Pledge.
In late April 2020, Forrest struck a deal for 10m Covid-19 tests that Minderoo, the philanthropic arm of the mining billionaire and philanthropist, secured for $200m from Chinese firm Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) on behalf of the government.
In 1991 Forrest married Nicola Maurice, daughter of Tony Maurice who was a major figure in the Australian League of Rights organisation, a member of the World Anti-Communist League. Nicola's sister, Katrina, is the wife of David Thompson who was the leader of the New Zealand League of Rights in the early 1980s and the leader of the Australian League of Rights during the 1990s. Forrest and David Thompson became friendly associates with Forrest appointing Thompson to a managerial role while he was on the board at Anaconda Nickel.
Events Participated in
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2014||22 January 2014||25 January 2014||Switzerland||2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2022||22 May 2022||26 May 2022||World Economic Forum|
|1912 guests in Davos|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2023||16 January 2023||20 January 2023||World Economic Forum|
|The theme of the meeting was "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"|
|Document:BlackRock Plots to Buy Ukraine||Article||30 December 2022||Bradley Devlin||As a result of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, BlackRock the most influential financial institution in the world, plans to cash in on the destruction of that country.|
- ↑ https://www.afr.com/rich-list/australia-s-10-richest-people-revealed-20210526-p57vfr
- ↑ http://www.news.com.au/business/alan-bond-makes-brw-rich-list-comeback/story-e6frfm1i-1111116468829
- ↑ https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/01/fears-millions-of-covid-19-testing-kits-australia-bought-from-andrew-forrest-could-go-to-wasted
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