Revealed: Ireland's Richest Entertainers
It's another beautiful day for U2, as they've topped the Sunday Times Rich List for entertainers.
The county's richest entertainers have a combined wealth of almost €2.7bn.
Niall Horan's moved up the wealth chart, with a €8m gain to stand at €52m, and remains the youngest person on it.
U2 is at the top with a worth of €647m.
The €2m increase in their overall wealth helped them finish ahead of husband and wife Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who have a combined fortune of €443m.
U2 present the award for Best Alternative on stage at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards in London | Image: Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images
US-based Burnett (57) is president of MGM Television and devised ‘The Apprentice’ ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Voice’ - while his Derry-born wife, Roma Downey (57), is chief content officer of the faith and family division of MGM Television.
Also featuring on the list are Graham Norton, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Flatley and Liam Neeson.
Bob Geldof has slipped down with his main company, Bcraft, showing a €5.2m drop in assets in the past year.
Actor Liam Neeson arrives at the Golden Camera Awards Ceremony in Hamburg, Germany | Image: Georg Wendt/DPA/PA Images
The wealthiest Irish actor is Liam Neeson, who remains one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.
Most recently the star of 'The Commuter', which has grossed US$108m (€87m) to date worldwide, Neeson’s movies have earned more than US$6.9bn (€5.59bn) at the box office overall.
Source: The Sunday Times
The 2018 Sunday Times Irish Rich List which will be published this weekend in a dedicated 32-page supplement.