Look Weston For Wealth – Retailers Top Ten Years As Richest

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Ireland’s 300 richest individuals and families have again been inducted into the now annual rich list.

The combined fortune of Ireland’s richest has lifted to €79B, up 2.7% on last year, according to the Sunday Times. The entry point has jumped to €52M from €40M.

The Weston family including Hilary Weston and her adult Irish-born children Alannah and Galen Jr retain their crown as the country’s richest family in according to the 2018 Sunday Times Irish Rich List published today.

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Despite topping the list, the Westons’ retail empire, which includes brands Brown Thomas and Penneys, is actually down €933M on last year at €11.42B.

Media mogul Denis O’Brien, has also seen his wealth decrease by €900M in the past year is still listed as second overall.

However, in third place, the investment profits of John Dorrance are up €100M at €2.6B.

Veteran rockers U2 remain the most financially endowed entertainers with a combined wealth of an estimated €647M.

MMA UFC champion Conor McGregor has broken the record for the fastest accumulated fortune of any Irish sportsperson as he is being valued at €85M.

Niall Horan is the youngest person included. At just 24, the Westmeath warbler has a startling €52m to his name mainly due to the success of boy band One Direction.