Former Lisney executive Kenny (61) moved to the US in 1983 where he built up his real estate business Willett into a major player, owning a €800m portfolio.
He’s a big investor in Ireland through the €400m Hibernia REIT. The Belvedere College educated dealmaker has described a €65m estimate of his wealth as “way, way off”, adding it’s “not even a fraction of that. I tell you, if I had that kind of money we wouldn’t be sitting here in this little office. We’d be discussing it all in a cafe in Saint Tropez.” We’ve downgraded our estimates accordingly.