10 Richest People in New Zealand and How They Accumulated Their Wealth

By on June 13, 2016

For a long time, New Zealand was thought of as a haven for billionaires. A beautiful country with plenty of ways to enjoy their seemingly limitless wealth. The release of the Panama Papers suggest New Zealand may also have an appeal as a tax haven for billionaires and millionaires but that has not protected them from recent downturns. Many of the wealthy in New Zealand have seen significant decreases in their net worth, but still the same names continue to top the list.

1. Graeme Hart

Net Worth: $7.3 Billion

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Graeme Hart built up a massive net worth through slowly buying up underperforming businesses. He has created what is now known as his packaging empire with businesses that make things ranging from paper and foil to milk cartoons and water bottles. Graeme Hart has made a fortune for himself even though he dropped out of school at 16 and started his career working as a truck driver. However recently he has begun selling some companies to pay off his debt.