Being the richest politician doesn’t necessarily equate him/her as a corrupt official, but it’s a good tool to see the movement of their wealth. But who’s the richest of them all? Checking this list would surprise you to discover the richest politicians in the country.
These are the Top 10 Richest Politicians in Australia 2017
10. Tony Zappia – $ 630 million
Tony Zappia is the last richest politicians of Australia and ranked at 10th place in the top 10 richest politicians of Australia with as estimated net worth of US $ 630 million. He is also the famous athlete is the ten time power lifting Aussies Champion.
He is politically belongs to the Labor party and becomes the member of Australian representative house by winning the general election of 2007 by defeating the Bob Day who is the liberal candidate from the Makin division of South Australia.
9. Tony Pasin – $ 680 million
Tony Pasin is the Australian richest politician and become the member of the Australian representative house in the federal election of 2013. He is the active political member of the Australian Liberal Party and elected form the Barker division from the South Australia.
He also serves and stays as the councilor of the Mount Gambier from the South Australia for the duration of 8 years from 2003 to 2010. Tony has the challenged the sitting of Patrick Secker for the selection in Barker and take 164 votes against the 78 votes of Patrick Secker.
Tony Pasin estimated net worth is US $ 680 million and become the second last richest politician in the list richest politicians of Australia.
8. Malcolm Turnbull – $ 700 million
Malcolm Turnbull is the famous Australian politician and he is current serving as the Prime Minister of Australia. He has been the member of the Australian parliament since 2004 and he become the PM and the leader of the political Liberal party in 2015.
Before starring his political career he worked as a lawyer, journalist, capitalist venture and also the banker investor. He also served as the water and environmental minister in the Howard government.
7. Dan Tehan – $ 840 million
Dan Tehan is the Aussies richest politician and currently is the member of the Australian representative house and was elected in the general election of 2010. He is politically belongs to the Liberal Party and elected from the Wannon which is the Electoral division of Victoria State.
He holds the bachelor degree in the political science and remains the advisor to the Howard government on the trade and foreign affairs. Dan Tehan estimated net worth is US $ 840 million and he is the seventh richest politician of Australia.
6. Ian Goodenough – $ 860 million
Ian Goodenough is the sixth richest politician of Australia with an estimated net worth is US $ 860 million. He becomes the member of the Australian representative house in the federal election of 2013.
He is politically affiliated with the Liberal Party and elected from the north suburbs of Western Australia. He is also the famous Aussies businessman and a property developer tycoon and also had previously serves as the councilor of the Wanneroo city.
5. Karen Andrews – $ 900 million
She has political affiliations with the National Liberal Party and represents the people of Queensland in the house. Karen served as the parliamentary secretary and also serves as the Science and Industry minister since 2014.
4. Natasha Griggs – $990 million
Natasha Griggs is the richest politician of Australia and become the member of the Australian representative house in the federal election of 2010. She is politically affiliated with the Liberal Party and represents the people of Solomon in the house.
She starts her professional career as working in the IT sector under the government territory and before enters into politics she has professional career in both the private and government sector and holds the managerial positions in both sectors.
She is also the strong advocate of the NGOs operations and the charities who working for the prevention of the cancer. Natasha Griggs estimated net worth is US $990 million and she is the 4th richest Australian politician personality.
3. David Gillespie – $1 billion
David Gillespie is professionally a gastroenterologist and served as the director and trainer of the physicians in the Port Macquarie hospital before joining the politics. He is first time contested the election in 2010 from the Lyne division as the National representative but he is defeated by the opponent member Rob Oakeshott but he contested the election again and won the seat and become the member of the house.
2. Clive Palmer – $1.2 billion
Palmer is the leader of the Palmer United party which he established himself in 2013 and contest in the election and the wins the seat form Queensland and become the member of the Australian representative house. In past he is the part of the Australian Liberal National party.
1. Barry O’sullivan – $ 1.4 billion
Barry O’sullivan is the Australian richest politician and was appointed in the Australian Senate form the Queensland State. He is politically affiliated with the Liberal National political party. Barry is the former police officer and detective and also the property developer businessman.
Barry has established the integrated construction company which is currently renamed NewLands that employed the staff of 100 people.
Barry family is also involved in the live stock business and he owned the 50 properties which increased his portfolio and he become the richest parliamentarian of Australia with the estimated net worth of US $ 1.4 billion and ranked first in the list of top 10 richest Aussies politicians.