BBC chat show host Norton (52) owned 50pc of the So Television production firm, which was sold to ITV for €22m in 2012. He'd earned €12.2m in fees and dividends from the company.
Norton is on a bumper BBC contract, which was worth about €4.2m to him last year. Renegotiation should start for a new contract this year. Norton is producing his own wine, a cheeky sauvignon blanc from the Invivo winery in New Zealand. The Bandon man owns some plum real estate in London, West Cork and New York.