MINING.com counts more than 90 billionaires involved in minerals, metals and mining on the planet with a combined wealth of well over $300 billion.
2012 Mining Billionaires: #1 Eike Batista
Brazil’s Eike Batista is the world of mining’s top entrepreneur with a net worth of $32 billion.
2012 Mining Billionaires: #2 Gina Rinehart
Australia’s ruler of iron ore, coal and the family trust
2012 Mining Billionaires: #3 Lakshmi Mittal
Mining’s biggest loser Lakshmi Mittal is down to his last $17 billion
2012 Mining Billionaires: #4 Iris Fontbona
Chile’s copper widow Iris Fontbona
2012 Mining Billionaires: #5 Alisher Usmanov, #6 Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez
Russian metal king turned Twitter, Facebook fiend and hated soccer investor & Mexico’s silver tycoon
2012 Mining Billionaires: #7 Rinat Akhmetov,
#8 Vladimir Lisin,
#9 Alexei Mordashov,
#10 Vladimir Potanin
A trio of Russian metal oligarchs and Ukraine’s controller of coal.
For the rest of this list, please go to the Mining.com website: http://www.mining.com/tag/2012-mining-billionaires/