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Feargal Quinn

Newspaper columnist, business agony uncle and former senator Feargal Quinn (82) pocketed about €135m once debt was accounted for when Superquinn was sold to property developers for €420m in 2005. He's a backer of tech firm Meetingsbooker, and had a holding in Avolon, the Dublin aviation leasing firm that sold for €2.1bn in 2015. He also invested in solar energy firm Elgin and in Prepay Power.

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