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Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin (Jonathan Brady/PA)

26. Tim Martin

Pubs - €671m up €269m

Devon-based Tim Martin (64) founded pub chain Wetherspoons in 1979 and today owns 31.9pc of the business (worth €612m) which sells cheap beer and meals. The firm plans to open at least four new pubs here over the next four years.

The Belfast-born Brexit supporter and outspoken critic of the City has benefited handsomely over the past year, as the share price is up by 44pc. Pay and dividends netted him €5.17m last year, before tax.


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