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The Boy from Island Bay Television – 2008 Documentary

The Boy from Island Bay

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From humble beginnings in Wellington's working class Island Bay, Ron Brierley went on to become one of New Zealand’s wealthiest businessmen. This documentary tells the story of his meteoric rise. At its peak, Brierley’s company BIL held assets worth billions, and had 150,000+ Kiwi investors. Brierley gives his take on being ousted from BIL, and the company’s mixed fortunes in the 90s. Among those interviewed are Bob Jones and Roger Douglas. After leaving BIL, Brierley moved on to investment company Guiness Peat Group, and in 2012, Mercantile Investment Company. 

 

I thought if someone who knew nothing about racing could run a racing newsletter, why couldn't someone who knew very little about the stock market run a stock market letter?
– Ron Brierley, on his start in the stock market