Rinehart’s son vows battle over trust fund

AFP-JIJI

The son of Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has pledged he “won’t give up” on his battle for control of the family fortune because it honors his grandfather’s dying wishes, a report said Saturday.

John Hancock, Rinehart’s only son and the eldest of her four children, is embroiled in a messy court case against his mother to have her removed as trustee of a multibillion-dollar trust.

In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald he said he will pursue the case, which pits him and one of his sisters, Bianca Rinehart, against their mother to honor his grandfather, the late Lang Hancock.

“From the start I’ve said we are doing this to carry out the intentions of my grandfather, and for fairness to everyone,” he told the paper.