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John McColgan and Moya Doherty

John McColgan and Moya Doherty 162
  • Industry Entertainment
  • 2019 Worth €102 m
  • 2018 Worth €102 m
  • Progress - 7

This year will mark the 25th anniversary of Riverdance and no doubt its creators, McColgan (73) and Doherty (60), will have something spectacular up their sleeves to relive that first incredible night at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994. In that time, the spectacular dance show has been seen by well over 100 million people, with its latest Irish outing a three-month run in Dublin's Gaiety Theatre last summer.

The couple are currently back on the road with their Heartbeat of Home show, bringing it to China for a 15-week run in late 2018 and then onwards to Germany and the UK. Putting on a touring show of that nature is an expensive business and the couple's Riverdream Productions posted losses of over €5m in 2017. That year they also sold their 9,000sq ft Howth, Co Dublin home, Danes Hollow, to concert promoter Peter Aiken for just over €8.2m, but retain homes in Manhattan, Martha's Vineyard and London.

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