Ten richest celebrities
Published 01/04/2010 | 12:58
Twelve mega-selling albums and halfway through what could be the biggest rock and roll tour of all time, Paul McGuinness and the band are by far the wealthiest celebs in the country.
2. Michael Flatley
His Feet of Flames, Lord of the Dance and Riverdance moves have earned the Irish American hoofer many millions. But we miss the mullet.
3. Roma Downey
The Touched by an Angel star is now a mega mover in Hollywood, her husband is the hottest reality TV programme creator around. (See panel opposite.)
She lives in a castle in Killiney -- and keeps churning out those hits.
5. Van Morrison
More than five decades of tunes and tours have kept the bank balances humming. Hmm.
6. Liam Neeson
His movies have taken €1.3bn at the US box office alone and he's going to be in The A-Team later this year. And he's not advertising Snickers.
7. Pierce Brosnan
Navan's smoothest secret agent has discovered that there is a career after James Bond.
8. Chris de Burgh
Over 40m album sales plus other assets, for the man who sang Lady in Red.
Please, please stop. It's hurting our ears. But somebody keeps buying those ballads -- and the boyz are clocking up the hits and tours.
10. Sarah Newman
Ok, it's not quite Hollywood but former internet entrepreneur Sarah Newman bagged close to ¿40m when selling her company. And she's one of the dragons on the hit RTE show.