Farming plays major role in latest rich list placings
Published 15/03/2011 | 05:00
The Irish rich list for this year may be headed up by an Indian industrialist but the farm sector was well represented in the top 300.
Pallonji Mistry comes in at the top of the list with a personal wealth of €6.2bn, but the Indian-born construction mogul has no farming connections.
Agricultural links to the list are kicked off with bloodstock magnate John Magnier.
The Coolmore Stud boss is ranked as Ireland's 10th wealthiest man with a personal fortune of €1.02bn.
Fellow horse racing guru JP McManus comes in at 13th place with an accumulated wealth of €885m, which was up €250m on the previous estimate.
The real rich list for farmers gets going at 15th place with Larry Goodman. Estimates of the beef baron's wealth have doubled to €745m, up almost €320m from the previous calculation.
Goodman has substantial property investments but the cash cow of his business empire continues to be his AIBP meat processing operation. AIBP remains the largest beef processor in Ireland and Britain.
In 30th place is the owner of Slaney Foods, Bert Allen.