David Hains, who should not be mixed up with David Haines, is a self-made billionaire, and a horse breeder and businessman from Australia. Portland House Group, which he owns, invests in property, equities, fixed interest and managed funds around the worlds, and is the largest hedge fund in Australia. His current net worth is estimated at USD 2 billion, and Forbes listed him as the 11th richest person in Australia, as well as the 949th richest person in the world in 2015.
Hains first started out as a corporate restructurer and engineer. He came to the attention of the Australian public when he was in charge of a national retail chain, thereafter becoming involved in a variety of business activities, most notably the setting up of the Portland House Group in the 1980s. The group, besides its global investment activity, is also very actively involved in a large number of charities, with a keen focus on giving back.