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Rinehart V Rinehart: World’s richest woman fights children in court

by | 3rd, February 2012

GINA Rinehart is Australia’s richest woman. She is richer than Dame Edna and has her own indoor dunny. Rinehart is a billionaire iron ore magnate (worth: £13.5 billion and predicted to rise very fast she may yet soon be the world’s richest person) whose daughter Hope Rinehart Welker, 26, emails that she is “down to my last $60,000”. She needs help. For a “birthday present” Hope wants a cook, housekeeper and security guard. No, not Lego ones. Actual people.

Hope Rinehart Welker lives in the US with her husband Ryan Welker and their daughters. She’s 26. She told her mother:

“I need a few things for my birthday (cook so you can be sure April [her daughter] is fed right, bodyguard so the kids are safe and housekeeper that is good w kids so if I need to go out I can … I would buy them myself but I’m down to my last $60,000 and your (sic) only paying my husband $1 a year …”

Hope calculates that the cook cost up to $225,000 a year, a bodyguard $100,000 and a housekeeper $55,000.

£225,000 a year for barbecuing prawns and making sure the chicken drumsticks are cooked all the way through.

Gina replies that Hope could move back to Oz of to Singapore, where we are informed cooks can be hired for a little as $15,000 a month. Hope replies:

“It’s hard enough being a kid, let alone the peer pressure that comes from being the wealthiest one in the country. I don’t think you understand what it means now that the whole world thinks you’re going to be wealthier than Bill Gates – it means we all need bodyguards and very safe homes!! Especially the children who are small and easily targeted for kidnap. No country (not even Singapore) is safe.”

Is a 26-year-old mother a kid? Also, the Global Peace Index says the safest country on in the world is Iceland, followed by New Zealand. Singapore is at number 24, while the US is at Number 82, just below Gabon.

Hope adds:

“I don’t have the money to protect myself or my children and it scares me. I should have enough money to have a bodyguard, housekeeper and cook. Even my friends who have nothing compared to your wealth have more staff.”

Hope is not greedy. We can think of at least a dozen other full-time professionals she needs and does not ask for: driver, stylist, bathroom attendant, rocketeer, tutor, depilator, gardener, personal trainer, emailer and inflatologist/clown.

Hope wants her inheritance. Hope and two of her three sibling Bianca Rinehart and John Langley Hancock are trying to get their hands on the cash, seeking to have mummy dearest removed from the head of the family’s trust which owns 25 per

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