Inside Gina Rinehart’s star-studded 70th birthday

The mining magnate (pictured centre) threw the bash last Thursday evening in an enormous marquee on the banks of the Swan River in Perth, with Guy Sebastian singing the national anthem.

Article by Max Aitchison, courtesy of the Daily Mail Australia.

It added: ‘The event was greatly enjoyed by all, with very positive comments by staff who attended, including, “the best night of my life”.’

Staff in the Pilbara and elsewhere across Australia were able to beam in to the event.

So too were Mrs Rinehart’s ‘Cambodian daughters’ who shared an inspirational message.

Mrs Rinehart rescued nine Cambodian girls from poverty in 2009 and has paid for their education.

Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas told 6PR he was the MC for the night.

‘It was a very special night actually,’ he said. ‘To see the admiration of the staff, the loyalty, I guess.

He added: ‘And yes, it doubled as a 70th birthday party for the current West Australian of the Year.’

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton reportedly flew in all the way from Canberra to attend for just 40 minutes before flying to Melbourne (pictured: Mr Dutton with Mrs Rinehart
Other Hancock Prospecting executives with February birthdays were also celebrated with multiple chocolate cakes