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A Mining Billionaire Takes His War on Slavery to the UN

There are some 40 million people trapped in forced labor and marriage. Andrew Forrest is using his clout—and humiliating hard data—to fight back.
Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images South America

Andrew Forrest walks up to CEOs and confronts them with the ugly truth: You may be a slaveholder.

The Australian billionaire, who founded Fortescue Metals, one of the world’s largest iron ore producers, has spent years trying to convince anyone who will listen that slavery thrives in the modern world—and that they need to do something about it.