Sunday, April 02, 2017

The Irish Rich

The list is topped by the Mistry family, with a  total wealth of €15.4bn. Pallonji Mistry (87) is a reclusive Indian tycoon with an Irish passport who  is married to Dublin-born Patsy Perin Dubash. The source of the family wealth is a stake in Bombay-based conglomerate Tata.
The Mistry family is followed by the Weston family, which owns Brown Thomas and Arnotts in Dublin and Selfridges in the UK, as well as many other assets.
 Dublin-born Hilary Weston is married to Galen Weston, Canada’s second-richest man
Third on the list is American private equity mogul John Grayken (60) who renounced his American citizenship in 1999 for tax purposes and became an Irish citizen. 

Fourth on the list is communications and media entrepreneur Denis O’Brien, 

while fifth place goes to animal nutrition tycoon Pearse Lyons.
The remaining five on the top ten are Campbell’s Soup heir John Dorrance III; 
Bloodstock entrepreneur John Magnier; 
founders of payments firm Stripe, the Collison brothers; 
billionaire racehorse owner JP McManus;
 Financier Dermot Desmond.

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