Sir Michael Hintze, born on 27th July, 1954, is a businessman and a philanthropist, as well as a prominent patron of the Conservative Party. He is of British-Australian origin and bases his operations in the UK. As of 2014, he was listed as the 1016th richest person in the world by Forbes, and his net worth is estimated at USD 1.9 billion. In the same year, he was also the 23rd richest individual in Australia according to BRW Magazine, with his net worth listed at 1.37 billion Australian dollars.
Hintze’s childhood years were filled with uncertainty, but he has now become one of the world’s biggest success stories. During the Bolshevik revolution, Hintze’s grandparents fled to China, and he was born in the city of Harbin. However, when the Communist Party took over China, his parents escaped to Australia, and he was raised in Sydney and educated at a local school.