CENTRAL Queensland is known for its booming industries and that fact was cemented over the weekend as a number of CQ locals made the Sunday Mail's Queensland 150 Rich List.
Beef, construction and, of course, mining were among the industries in which several notable Central Queenslanders have made their vast fortunes.
While there is no catching up to mining magnate Clive Palmer who maintains top spot despite a fall of $1.81b to a net worth of $4.27b, Rockhampton's Acton family has moved into the top 20 with a $26m rise, bringing its net worth to $471m.
There were also a number of CQ locals who were new to the rich list in 2012, including Mackay's Greg Murphy, who is the joint owner of Best Tractor Parts, a company fresh from signing a contract worth an estimated $150m with Ausdrill.
The Clermont-based Angus family was also a new addition to the list, making it in at 124 after a successful year of beef producing, which saw their net worth rise to $71m.
It wasn't good news for everyone, however, with cattle barons the McCamley family losing $83m off their net worth to drop more than 20 places from 39 to 61 in the list.
Graziers Charles and Grace Lund also had a significant fall of $25m, taking their net worth to $133m while the man behind JM Kelly, Geoff Murphy, had a slight fall of $2m, taking his net worth to $109m.
Falls were common throughout the list, however, and the collective total of the rich list was down by almost $1b on 2011.