Dunne (67) got upwards of €125m for his shares in Dunnes in 1990 after a boardroom power play.
He invested in properties and the Ben Dunne gym chain. There have been other schemes - some far, far ahead of their time. He wanted to muscle in on the pre-packed sandwich business; there was a forerunner of donedeal.ie and a stake in a German fitness chain. Dunne sold off the bulk of his property before the crash, as well as his helicopter and a Cheoy Lee yacht.