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Dermot Desmond

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Dermot Desmond

11. Dermot Desmond

Finance - €2bn down €100m

Dermot Desmond (69), the billionaire investor renowned as one of Ireland’s greatest dealmakers, is credited, among many other business highlights, with providing the imaginative and financial spark to develop Dublin’s IFSC in the 1980s.

That project began at a time when a plan to turn a decaying dockland zone into a global trading district seemed more than a little ambitious and it is this type of foresight that has been his hallmark.


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