Richest People In Ireland 2012 – Sunday Times Rich List

Nationality: Ireland

The Sunday Times Rich List 2012 is compiled by Philip Beresford, the leading authority on British wealth. The list is based on identifiable wealth, land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies, and does not include the cash in their bank accounts, meaning the true level of their wealth could be even higher.

The Richest People In Ireland 2012

1. Hilary Weston and family, Retailing – £5,900m

2. Denis O’Brien, Mobile phones / Investment – £2,169m

3. John Dorrance, Investment – £1,516m

4. Dermot Desmond, Finance – £1,389m

5. The Earl of Iveagh and the Guinness family, Property / Brewing – £850m

6. Pearse Lyons and family, Animal feed, Biotechnology – £720m

7. Martin Naughton, Industry – £699m

8. Lord Ballyedmond, Pharmaceuticals – £650m

9. Paddy McNally, Hospitality / Advertising – £515m

10. U2, Music – £514m

11. John Magnier, Investment / Bloodstock – £507m

12. Declan and Shane Ryan and family, Aviation – £496m

13. Mike Lynch, Software -£480m

14. JP McManus, Investment / Gambling £479m

15. Larry and Kitty Goodman, Meat – £424m

16. Frank Dunne, Retailing – £414m

17. Michael, Nigel and Stephen O’Flaherty and family, Car sales – £395m

18. Sir David McMurtry, Engineering – £382m

19. Thomas and Ann Roche and family, Hotels / Energy, £379m

20. Michael O’Leary, Aviation – £355m

The Sunday Times 2012 Rich List