We sat down with mining legend Ross Beaty. After 15 winning companies, why is he still at it? The simple reason, because it’s fun. All the financial success, company building, creating opportunities for others and returning billions in profits to investors is okay, but in the end it all boils down to personal satisfaction and just plain fun. Perhaps Ross’s idea of fun is a little more sublime than teens playing video games, obviously the stakes are higher and the rewards greater. But we came away believing that in the end Ross has achieved a certain level of personal satisfaction and enjoyment that has kept him going to the office all these years.
Ross says that Equinox Gold will be his last venture. He started with Equinox and it’s fitting to end with it. He will then dedicate himself to giving away his vast fortune to various causes, centered on ecological and sustainability. We wonder if it will be more fun giving it away than it was making it in the first place. Time will tell.
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