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The Richest Entertainers In Ireland Have Been Revealed And They're Worth A Ridiculous Amount

By Shirleydonlon

March 23, 2018 at 1:58pm

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Our jaws never fail to hit the floor when we take a look at the entertainment rich list each year, and this year is no exception.

The latest Sunday Times entertainment rich list has revealed that the richest entertainers in Ireland have a combined wealth of €2.7 billion.

And if you haven't already guessed it, U2 took the top spot on the list with a whopping wealth of €647 million. 


Following closely behind with €443 million is Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, followed by Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley (€230 million).

Further down the list is actor Liam Neeson (€113m), Riverdance creators John McColgan and Moya Doherty (€92m) and actor Pierce Brosnan (€72m).

Mullingar singer Niall Horan, who is now worth a whopping €52 million, also makes an appearance as the only person under 40 on this year's entertainment rich list. 


Here's the top 20 entertainers in Ireland this year:

  1. U2 (Music) 2018 wealth: €647 million (Up €2 million)
  2. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (TV) 2018 wealth: €443 million (Down €16 million)
  3. Michael Flatley (Dance) 2018 wealth: €230 million (Down €5 million)
  4. Denis Desmond and Caroline Downey (Entertainment) 2018 wealth: €202 million (Up €3 million)
  5. Paul McGuinness (Music) 2018 wealth: €143 million (Up €1 million)
  6. Enya (Music) 2018 wealth: €118 million (Up €1 million)
  7. Liam Neeson (Film) 2018 wealth: €113 million (No change)
  8. Paul Anderson and Family (Cinema) 2018 wealth: €99 million (No change)
  9. Moya Doherty and John McColgan (Entertainment) €92 million (Up €5 million)
  10. Paul and Mary Ward and family (Cinema) €91 million (Up €3 million)
  11. Jack Higgins (Books) 2018 wealth: €73 million (No change)
  12. Pierce Brosnan (Film) 2018 wealth: €72 million (No change)
  13. Sir Van Morrison (Music) 2018 wealth: €63 million (Up €1 million)
  14. Sir Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller (Film) 2018 wealth: €56 million (Up €1 million)
  15. Niall Horan (Music) 2018 wealth: €52 million (Up €8 million)
  16. Bob Geldof (Music) 2018 wealth: €42 million (Down €7 million)
  17. Chris de Burgh (Music) 2018 wealth: €41 million (Up €1 million)
  18. Colin Farrell (Film) 2018 wealth: €41 million (Up €1 million)
  19. Graham Norton (TV) 2018 wealth: €38 million (Up €2 million)
  20. Daniel O’Donnell (Music) 2018 wealth: €31 million (No change)
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The 2018 Irish Rich list will be published this weekend in the Sunday Times and online.

The annual report surveys the wealthiest families, couples and individuals in the country, ranking them in terms of their wealth. 

The rich list is divided into different categories including entertainment, construction, sport, business and technology.

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