celebrity a-z

Professor Clive Palmer, mining magnate

Monday, January 23, 2012
Professor Clive Palmer
Palmer supports various causes and is currently establishing a private charitable foundation dedicated primarily to supporting medical research and the needs of Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara, WA.

Born in Melbourne in 1954, mining entrepreneur, director and owner of Mineralogy Pty Ltd and CEO of Resourcehouse Ltd, Professor Clive Palmer is now Queensland’s richest man and could soon be named Australia’s wealthiest person following a $60 billion coal deal, the country’s largest, with the Chinese.

A self–made billionaire, Palmer made enough money from property investment in the mid-70s to retire when he was 29.

He then looked for other opportunities and chose the mining sector. Now Palmer’s portfolio includes huge iron ore and coal deposits, the Yabulu nickel refinery in Townsville and port terminals — and he has plans for a 500km rail line, creating tens of thousands of jobs from Western Australia to Queensland.

Owner of the Gold Coast United soccer team and a harness-racing horse stud, Palmer supports various causes and is currently establishing a private charitable foundation dedicated primarily to supporting medical research and the needs of Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara, WA.

He is a director of the Greg Norman Golf Foundation in Australia and was awarded a Life Membership of the Liberal National Party for his service and contribution to the Party. Palmer is also a benefactor to the Catholic Church.



This person has made the short list for the title National Living Treasure, this title is conferred when someone accomplishes an outstanding achievement, swelling the country’s consciousness with admiration, pride and acknowledgement... be they scientists or sports stars; actors, artists or Indigenous activists; politicians, philanthropists or explorers, The National Trust’s 2012 nominees are a true cross section of our country’s finest.

Click here to see the full nomination list and vote for your favourite.

Rate this Poor x x x x x Great
Current user rating by 1 users: x x x x x
comments powered by Disqus

VIDEOS

PHOTOS

ARTICLES

Today's top 5

Is Ronan Keating about to pop the question? It looks like wedding bells are on the cards for Irish singer Ronan Keating and his Australian girlfriend Storm Uechtritz. Ian Thorpe breaks his silence on Ricky Martin relationship rumours Ian Thorpe has broken his silence on his relationship with singer Ricky Martin. Princess Beatrice Princess Beatrice salary revealed by hackers It looks like Princess Beatrice isn’t getting the royal treatment with her job at Sony and gets paid even less than a commoner. Brad and Ange's adoption joy: baby Moussa makes seven! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are set to introduced a new addition to their growing family. Kate Ritchie & Bec Hewitt: Inside their secret feud! As speculation about Bec Hewitt’s return to Summer Bay continues to grow, Woman’s Day can reveal if she does, it won’t 
be the happy family it once was.

HOT TOPICS

in the mag(1995)/ celebrity(1208)/ royals(273)/ true life story(161)/ food coach(143)/ expert recipe tips(140)/ expert pet advice(135)/ entertainment(130)/ prince william(128)/ angelina jolie(100)/