The children of the late Noel Keating - who started off with a butcher's shop in Dublin's Liberties in 1966 - own meat processing giant Kepak, one of the country's largest private businesses. The firm was established in 1981 in Clonee, Co Meath, and now belongs to Liam (49), Catriona (46), Niamh (43) and Stephen (42).
The producer of much-loved foods such as Big Al's, Rustlers and John Stone employs over 2,800
people in 30 countries and is believed to have a turnover of about €950m. That may have increased after it made four acquisitions in the past year, however. Also, most of its subsidiaries are unlimited companies, so the accounts are not public. The family has also invested in restaurants and properties.