Revealed: The top 10 on Ireland's Rich List
THE wealthiest 300 people in Ireland are revealed in the Sunday Independent’s Rich List 2017.
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; and financier Dermot Desmond. The list contains people from a wide range of sectors covering music, sports, entertainment, property, pharmaceuticals, tech and many others.
Details of the remaining 290 entries on the Rich List are revealed in a special magazine in today’s Sunday Independent.