This year sees a record number of women with 39 on the Rich List, representing 18 per cent of the list. Tech and shoppingBut Rich Listers from the technology sector are nipping at the heels of miners. RELATED: Billionaire’s huge divorce payout of $814mAlongside Ms Rinehart, the rise of Melanie Perkins marks the first time two women have appeared in the top 10 rich list since 2016. The Rich List also includes eight billionaires in the elite “ten-digit club” – those with wealth exceeding $10 billion. “This year’s Rich List features a record number of women, many of whom have built their businesses from the ground up and expanded offshore.