The AFR Rich List as a fun time in the newsroom. Extensive research goes on into the wealth held by a group of Australians. These lists have been generally been looked at individually though as the years have passed. This year though I gathered the data since 2000 and merged the datasets, as well as adding in additional fields relating to the main source of wealth, where the person lived and their gender. It meant we were able to look at the total wealth of Rich Listers in property v mining over time and overlay the appropriate market indexes. But what most people went nuts for was the rise, and spectacular fall of the wealth of Gina Rinehart. (Mind you, when we say "fall", she is still worth about $8 billion..)
Again, these graphics were created by me, and development done by Les Hewitt.