Andrew Forrest

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Person.png Andrew Forrest  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(businessman, deep state operative?)
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Born18 November 1961
Perth, Western Australia
Alma materSchool of the Air, Christ Church Grammar School (Perth), Hale School, University of Western Australia
Member ofAustralian 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.[1] According to the Financial Review, Forrest was the richest person in Australia in 2008.[2]

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.[3]


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/201422 January 201425 January 2014World Economic Forum
2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/202222 May 202226 May 2022Switzerland1912 guests in Davos
WEF/Annual Meeting/202316 January 202320 January 2023World Economic Forum
The theme of the meeting was "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"


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