Why green entrepreneurs don’t top our young rich lists
The annual survey of our young rich – the under 41-year-olds who already have more money than most of us ever dream of – has been released and it tells a similarly grim story: If we want to be rich, we might be better off buying a coal mine, a fleet of bulldozers, or developing some software smarts.
Again, the BRW list of Australian Young Rich 100 is dominated by miners and the people that invest in the equipment that removes millions of tonnes of earth so they can get easy access to the target minerals and ore bodies. And there are the software kings, such as the whiz-kid owners of software sensation Atlassian, the retailers, the sportsmen, the property investors and the financiers.
Where were the representatives of the “green economy”.