Monday, 9 May 2011

NI Rich List 2011

The Belfast Telegraph newspaper has published an article about the ten wealthiest people in Northern Ireland:

1 The Lord Ballyedmond OBE JP: £650m; owner of the veterinary pharmaceuticals company Norbrook, at the top of Northern Ireland’s most prosperous entrepreneurs.

2 Kevin and Michael Lagan: £300m; owners of Lagan Holdings. The Belfast-based Lagan Group is part of a consortium working on Northern Ireland’s biggest roads programme and builds roads and airport facilities worldwide. The brothers, Kevin, 59, and Michael, 53, took over the operation founded by their father and expanded into property, cement and quarrying.

3 Sam Morrison: £295m; owner of the Corbo property firm, In October last year, Corbo sold Damolly Retail Park in Newry for £46m.

4 Gerard O’Hare: £220m; MD, Parker International; manages an extensive portfolio of Irish, UK and International developments. He is a visiting professor at the University of Ulster and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is also Chairman of the University of Ulster Foundation and Real Estate Initiative.

5 Danny Hill: £184m.  Based in Monaco, Belfast-born Hill, 65, built a fortune in mining and property in Australia. He is involved in charitable work through Hill Surgical Workshops in Perth and London, which offer training for doctors.

6 Michael Herbert: £171m;  Belfast-based Herbel restaurant group is well-known for operating Europe’s largest Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise, as well as a Häagen-Dazs franchise. He also owns property development group Lebreh.

7 John King: £170m. Former university lecturer King, 60, a leading Northern Ireland businessman, made his name with Galen, now Warner Chilcott. He netted £125m for his stake when it was taken over and has shares in the business.

8 Shamus Jennings CBE: £166; property; Ballyrogan Holdings.

9 Frank Boyd: £165; property developer; Brunswick and Killultagh Estates. Lives at Rademon in County Down.

10 Barney and Frances Eastwood: £150m. Barney Eastwood sold his chain of 54 Betting Shops to Ladbrokes for £135 Million.


Gavin Bamford said...

has there been some heavy censorship, your Lordship?

Timothy Belmont said...

Ha ha! I received an obscene message from someone anonymous and, when I tried to delete it, I somehow managed to delete the lot! Sorry.