Chris Wallin

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Chris Wallin is an Australian businessman.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


Early life[edit]

He grew up in Moorooka, a suburb of Brisbane.[7] His father was a banker.[7] He attended Brisbane State High School.[6] He attended the University of Queensland on state and commonwealth scholarships, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology.[4][7]


He worked as a geologist for the Department of Mines and Energy of the Government of Queensland.[1][2][3][7] After he quit his government job, he made his fortune by investing in coal.[1] His company, created in 1989, is called QCoal.[2][3][4][8] He digs coal from the Bowen Basin, including the Sonoma Coal mine.[4][7] He formerly sold coal to Macarthur Coal and Cleveland-Cliffs.[2][7] He now sells to JFE Holdings.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in The Gap neighbourhood of Brisbane, and he is the second richest man in Queensland.[1][5] As of March 2012, he is worth an estimated US$1.2 billion or AUS3.78 billion.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Forbes
  2. ^ a b c d Forbes 2011 list]
  3. ^ a b c Forbes 2012 list
  4. ^ a b c d e 15. Christopher Wallin, Brisbane Times, December 17, 2012
  5. ^ a b Queensland's richest 100, The Courier-Mail, August 31, 2008
  6. ^ a b The Old Alma Mater, BRW, May 25, 2011
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Tony Grant-Taylor, Geologist strikes the big time , Courier-Mail, April 26, 2007
  8. ^ QCoal Archived January 22, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.