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John King

Chamber music enthusiast and former pharmaceutical lecturer at Queen's University Belfast, John King (69), who lives in Co Kildare, is the former CEO of women's healthcare firm Galen, which was one of Northern Ireland's largest firms in the sector. The firm merged with Warner Chilcott in 2004, and he earned €150m for his 7.7pc stake, while subsequent share sales brought in €173m after the shares soared.

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