Friday 23 March 2018

Belfast-born TV producer Smith (68) put up some of the €12m budget for Slumdog Millionaire, which became a box office smash, earning $378m globally.

But most of his wealth came from developing the quiz show format for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? His firm Celador sold some of the rights for €126m in 2006, with Smith netting about €48m. Previous earnings topped €21m.

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