Mayoman Walsh (62) created and managed two of the biggest pop acts of the last 20 years in Boyzone and Westlife. Girls Aloud was also part of his stable of acts. Between them they sold 75m albums, with Westlife shifting 44m. Walsh is a shrewd businessman and will have been on a decent percentage. He earned around €1.4m per year as a judge on X-Factor for 10 years.
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