Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Northern Ireland's 20 richest people - from car dealers to the Virgin Mary

Countdown of the wealthiest men and women from Northern Ireland

18= (970th) £75m down £35m (2012, £110m and 682nd)
Michael and Lesley Herbert
Food and property
Belfast-based Herbert (55) owns Herbel restaurants, which holds Europe’s largest Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. Michael has named numerous developments after his wife and business partner Lesley.
18= (970th) £75m down £35m (2012, £110m and 682nd) Michael and Lesley Herbert Food and property Belfast-based Herbert (55) owns Herbel restaurants, which holds Europe’s largest Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. Michael has named numerous developments after his wife and business partner Lesley.
18= (970th) £75m no change (2012, £75m and 962nd)
Chris Rea
Engineering
Rathfriland-born Rea, who was educated at Queen’s, is the founder of mechanical seal maker AES SEAL Engineering. Rea (59 ) has a stake in the global company worth £75m.
18= (970th) £75m no change (2012, £75m and 962nd) Chris Rea Engineering Rathfriland-born Rea, who was educated at Queen’s, is the founder of mechanical seal maker AES SEAL Engineering. Rea (59 ) has a stake in the global company worth £75m.
1(98th) 860m up £210m (2012, £650m and 127th) Lord Ballyedmond
Pharmaceutical
The Conservative peer Edward Haughey (69) owns Newry-based Norbrook, a veterinary drug firm. He lives in Ballyedmond Castle on the outskirts of Rostrevor in South Down. He was made an Honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Ulster in 2008 in recognition of his contribution to the development of the international pharmaceutical industry. He also tops the Sunday Times top political donors list at number 15, having recently contributed £125,000 to the Conservative Party.
1(98th) 860m up £210m (2012, £650m and 127th) Lord Ballyedmond Pharmaceutical The Conservative peer Edward Haughey (69) owns Newry-based Norbrook, a veterinary drug firm. He lives in Ballyedmond Castle on the outskirts of Rostrevor in South Down. He was made an Honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Ulster in 2008 in recognition of his contribution to the development of the international pharmaceutical industry. He also tops the Sunday Times top political donors list at number 15, having recently contributed £125,000 to the Conservative Party.

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The information shows their Northern Ireland position and their overall UK position, their wealth and a comparison with last year.

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