Biographies & Memoirs

Twiggy: The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forrest

Twiggy: The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forrest

The swashbuckling West Australian entrepreneur Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest took on mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto at their own game - and won. In this unauthorised biography, Andrew Burrell traces Twiggy's business triumphs and disasters to reveal the complicated man behind the myth. Why do his mining ventures attract so much controversy? And what do his philanthropic schemes tell us about him and his plans for the future? It takes extraordinary force of will, combined with boundless energy and cunning, to create enterprises on such a mammoth scale. With the value of iron ore now integral to the health of the federal budget, Twiggy's business affects all Australians. This entertaining book gives a unique insight into one of the most powerful men in Australia today.

Prologue

Chapter 1: The Forrest Legacy

Chapter 2: Minderoo

Chapter 3: Fisticuffs and Failures

Chapter 4: The Wild West

Chapter 5: Sin City

Chapter 6: Dreams in the Desert

Chapter 7: The Comeback Kid

Chapter 8: Burke’s Backyard

Chapter 9: To Get Rich Is Glorious

Chapter 10: The Great Escape

Chapter 11: China Crisis

Chapter 12: Taxing Times

Chapter 13: The Intervention

Chapter 14: Doing God’s Work

Chapter 15: Wealth and Power

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