by Dov Kornits

As she wows everyone in Cannes as head of the ensemble in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled (pictured), the Australian Financial Review has just announced that Nicole Kidman has made their annual Top 200 Rich List at #97, and is the highest ranked entertainer on the list. Where’s Hugh? Geoffrey? Russell? Emile? George? Cate? Nope, Nickers beats them all with a reported wealth of $347 million.

With her recent screen credits including the likes of Strangerland, Queen of the Desert, The Family Fang, Top of the Lake and the HBO series Big Little Lies, it is surprising that she has usurped the blockbuster boys’ club. Perhaps she’s been appearing in Japanese endorsements that we haven’t seen? Or maybe her hubby’s good fortune is somehow incorporated?

Top of the list proper is Anthony Pratt of Visy cardboard box manufacturing and recycling, with the top female, you guessed it, Gina Rinehart, followed closely by her estranged daughter Bianca Rinehart.

The full list will be revealed tomorrow (Friday) in the lift-out inside the Wealth Issue of AFR, and online at


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