Richard White: $3.31 billion
Founder and CEO of logistics software provider WiseTech Global, Richard White has amassed a fortune of $3.31 billion. ASX-listed WiseTech’s management system is used by more than 8,000 logistics companies across 130 countries. Prior to making billions in the software industry, he repaired guitars for bands including AC/DC, among various other entrepreneurial ventures.
Mike Cannon-Brookes: $9.63 billion
Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder and co-CEO of software development company Atlassian, saw his wealth nearly double to $9.63 billion in 2019 due to selling shares in the hugely successful company. He is also a major investor in renewables and alternative food and recently announcing that early-stage funding had been secured for the $20 billion Sun Cable solar farm project – a scheme also backed by mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest.
Scott Farquhar: $9.75 billion
Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO Scott Farquhar started his career with low expectations. Along with business partner Mike Cannon-Brookes, he founded software firm Atlassian in 2002 aiming to earn a typical graduate salary of $47,500. In 2018 the Nasdaq-listed company’s annual revenue surpassed US$1 billion for the first time. Farquhar, who has also seen his fortune nearly double to $9.75 billion, also has a stake in SafetyCulture, a start-up which provides workplace safety products.