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Joe Donnelly

Art collector, property investor and horse racing enthusiast Joe Donnelly (72) sold his betting business for about €27m in the 1990s and is believed to have made a considerable fortune in the property game ever since.

Many property investments were in Cork, but he's thought to have made a particularly large profit on one building on Paris's Champs-Elysees . He and his wife Marie own art works by Matisse, Picasso, de Kooning, Eileen Gray and Georg Baselitz, and they keep them all in a swanky modernist gallery on Dalkey's exclusive Vico Road.

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