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14th Jan 2018

The Annual Irish ‘Rich List’ Has Been Revealed And Contains The Top 250 Richest People In Ireland

Darragh Berry

The Sunday Independent has published its annual Irish ‘Rich List’ which contains the country’s 250 richest people. 

The list has been described as a collection of the country’s “elite movers and shakers” and contains people from all walks of life, from Finance to Retail and from Music to Sport. 

It was compiled by Samantha McCaughren and the standalone feature is a 32-page spread within the paper. 

The Mistry Family remain on top with a combined net worth of €15.6 billion. Fronted by Pallonji Mistry, an Indian-born Irishman, most of the Mistry Family’s wealth comes from their 18.4% stake in Tata Sons – who have different industries including an airline, automotive, chemicals and real estate among others.

So without further ado, here are some of the noteworthy people on the list:

  1. The Mistry Family – €15.6bn
  2. The Weston Family – €8.1bn
  3. John Grayken – €5.8bn
  4. Denis O’Brien – €5bn
  5. Pearse Lyons and Family – €3.5bn
  6. John Dorrance – €2.75bn
  7. John Magnier – €2.3bn
  8. JP McManus – €2.1bn
  9. Dermot Desmond – €2.04bn
  10. Patrick and John Collison €1.92bn (John is the world’s youngest self-made billionaires)

16. Michael O’Leary – €1.15bn

21. U2 – €845m

45. Michael Flatley – €370m

98. Rory McIlroy – €155m 

111. Conor McGregor – €140m (New entry to the rich list and has made over €100m in the past year)

114. Enya – €135m

124. Liam Neeson – €122m

148. Dolores McNamara – €105m

195. Niall Horan – €77m

217. Van Morrison – €68m

247. Pierce Brosnan – €50m

248. Bob Geldof – €49m

We might leave checking that bank account for another while after seeing this list…

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