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<b>40. MARTIN O'NEILL</b><br/>
Football: £20m (down £0.87m) <br/>
O'Neill has been a top flight manager for 16 years. He owned a £2.1m stake in Celtic and got £11.5m for his four years at Aston Villa before he quit at the end of last season.

<b>40. MARTIN O'NEILL</b><br/> Football: £20m (down £0.87m) <br/> O'Neill has been a top flight manager for 16 years. He owned a £2.1m stake in Celtic and got £11.5m for his four years at Aston Villa before he quit at the end of last season.

Shaun Botterill

&lt;b&gt;=39. GERRY O'HARE&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Property: £30.4m (down £108.6m) &lt;br/&gt;
Despite owning the Quays Shopping Centre in Newry (above), valued at £98m, last year he indicated his entire debts were close to £173m.

<b>=39. GERRY O'HARE</b><br/> Property: £30.4m (down £108.6m) <br/> Despite owning the Quays Shopping Centre in Newry (above), valued at £98m, last year he indicated his entire debts were close to £173m.

&lt;b&gt;=39. Lord Kilclooney&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;NEWSPAPERS: £30.4m (down £12.1m)  Former Ulster Unionist politician John Taylor's Alpha Group bought the Newry Democrat last year but closed three papers in the south.

<b>=39. Lord Kilclooney</b><br/>NEWSPAPERS: £30.4m (down £12.1m) Former Ulster Unionist politician John Taylor's Alpha Group bought the Newry Democrat last year but closed three papers in the south.

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&lt;b&gt;37. EARL OF ERNE&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Landowner: £31.2m (up £0.87m) &lt;br/&gt;
Better known as Viscount Crichton, he lives with his wife, former Swedish model Anna Hitchcock, in Crom Castle in Co Fermanagh and is a major landowner across Ulster.

<b>37. EARL OF ERNE</b><br/> Landowner: £31.2m (up £0.87m) <br/> Better known as Viscount Crichton, he lives with his wife, former Swedish model Anna Hitchcock, in Crom Castle in Co Fermanagh and is a major landowner across Ulster.

&lt;b&gt;36. IVAN McCABREY&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Construction: £33m (up £3.5m) &lt;br/&gt;
The Co Armagh construction mogul built one of Saddam Hussein&rsquo;s palaces in Iraq and a replica of the Titanic as a floating hotel for a Japanese businessman. The business brought in almost £95.5m last year, with profits approaching £3.5m.

<b>36. IVAN McCABREY</b><br/> Construction: £33m (up £3.5m) <br/> The Co Armagh construction mogul built one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces in Iraq and a replica of the Titanic as a floating hotel for a Japanese businessman. The business brought in almost £95.5m last year, with profits approaching £3.5m.

&lt;b&gt;35. WAYNE ACHESON&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Meat: £33.9m (down £3.5m) &lt;br/&gt;
The estimated wealth of the Acheson family, which controls Derry's Foyle Food Group, has fallen due to tough trading conditions.

<b>35. WAYNE ACHESON</b><br/> Meat: £33.9m (down £3.5m) <br/> The estimated wealth of the Acheson family, which controls Derry's Foyle Food Group, has fallen due to tough trading conditions.

&lt;b&gt;34. BILLY HASTINGS&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Hotel: £34.7m (down £4.3m) &lt;br/&gt;
Dr Hastings is well known for owning famous hotels, including The Europa and The Culloden. He is also involved with the Merrion Hotel in Dublin. The value of property has fallen, which accounts for the estimated loss.

<b>34. BILLY HASTINGS</b><br/> Hotel: £34.7m (down £4.3m) <br/> Dr Hastings is well known for owning famous hotels, including The Europa and The Culloden. He is also involved with the Merrion Hotel in Dublin. The value of property has fallen, which accounts for the estimated loss.

Mervyn Dowling

&lt;b&gt;33. SEAMUS McALEER&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
UK Construction: £38.2m (down £1.7m) &lt;br/&gt;
McAleer is a Co Tyrone-based building contractor who has completed major UK projects.

<b>33. SEAMUS McALEER</b><br/> UK Construction: £38.2m (down £1.7m) <br/> McAleer is a Co Tyrone-based building contractor who has completed major UK projects.

Chris Ison

&lt;b&gt;32. PAUL HUNT&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Drinks: £47m (up £22.5m) &lt;br/&gt;
The booze magnate owns the James E McCabe drinks business in Co Armagh. Also has property interests

<b>32. PAUL HUNT</b><br/> Drinks: £47m (up £22.5m) <br/> The booze magnate owns the James E McCabe drinks business in Co Armagh. Also has property interests

Clara Molden

&lt;b&gt;31. MARK HUNTER&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Information Technology: £52m (up £11.3m) &lt;br/&gt;
Belfast-born Hunter sold his £408m-valued IT services firm to Indian group HCL Technologies in 2008 as well as £29.5m worth of shares in previous years.

<b>31. MARK HUNTER</b><br/> Information Technology: £52m (up £11.3m) <br/> Belfast-born Hunter sold his £408m-valued IT services firm to Indian group HCL Technologies in 2008 as well as £29.5m worth of shares in previous years.

&lt;b&gt;30. LORD RANA&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Hotels/property: £52m (down £8.7m) &lt;br/&gt;
Indian-born Dijit Rana opened two hotels in Northern Ireland last year, despite the recession. The 78-year-old peer&rsquo;s property firm Andras House generated profits of almost £1.7m last year.

<b>30. LORD RANA</b><br/> Hotels/property: £52m (down £8.7m) <br/> Indian-born Dijit Rana opened two hotels in Northern Ireland last year, despite the recession. The 78-year-old peer’s property firm Andras House generated profits of almost £1.7m last year.

Mark McCormick.

28. John &amp; Darren Donnelly, trucks. £50m, down £800,000

28. John & Darren Donnelly, trucks. £50m, down £800,000

&lt;b&gt;28. VAN MORRISON&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Music: £56.5m (up £2.6m) &lt;br/&gt;
Morrison has sold more than 20 million albums. Touring has also chipped in, and Van and his missus — former Miss Ireland Michelle Rocha — own flashy properties.

<b>28. VAN MORRISON</b><br/> Music: £56.5m (up £2.6m) <br/> Morrison has sold more than 20 million albums. Touring has also chipped in, and Van and his missus — former Miss Ireland Michelle Rocha — own flashy properties.

Richard Drew

&lt;b&gt;27. EDDIE IRVINE&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Property &amp; Leisure: £58.2m (up £23.4m) &lt;br/&gt;
The former racing driver owns 40 homes around the world, recently bought a new pad in Ibiza and built a new home here. Owns a karting complex as well as part of a shipping and logistics firm.

<b>27. EDDIE IRVINE</b><br/> Property & Leisure: £58.2m (up £23.4m) <br/> The former racing driver owns 40 homes around the world, recently bought a new pad in Ibiza and built a new home here. Owns a karting complex as well as part of a shipping and logistics firm.

&lt;b&gt;26. PAUL SMITH &amp; SARAH KING&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Movies: £58.2m (up £1.7m) &lt;br/&gt;
Belfast-born Paul and his wife Sarah paid for most of the filming of Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, which took almost £250m at the global box office. Their Celador films made the critically acclaimed film The Illusionist last year. Smith's Celador Productions sold its television programming arm, which included the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? format, for £110m in 2007.

<b>26. PAUL SMITH & SARAH KING</b><br/> Movies: £58.2m (up £1.7m) <br/> Belfast-born Paul and his wife Sarah paid for most of the filming of Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, which took almost £250m at the global box office. Their Celador films made the critically acclaimed film The Illusionist last year. Smith's Celador Productions sold its television programming arm, which included the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? format, for £110m in 2007.

Gautam Singh

&lt;b&gt;25. LIAM NEESON&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Film: £59m (up £11.3m) &lt;br/&gt;
The Ballymena man's movies, which include Star Wars, Schindler's List, The A-Team and Batman Begins have taken almost £1.2bn at the US box office. The actor also inherited the bulk of his wife Natasha Richardson's fortune.

<b>25. LIAM NEESON</b><br/> Film: £59m (up £11.3m) <br/> The Ballymena man's movies, which include Star Wars, Schindler's List, The A-Team and Batman Begins have taken almost £1.2bn at the US box office. The actor also inherited the bulk of his wife Natasha Richardson's fortune.

Mark Mainz

25. Ken Cheevers, McLaughlin &amp; Harvey. £65m, up £2m

25. Ken Cheevers, McLaughlin & Harvey. £65m, up £2m

9. Maureen Wheeler, travel guides. £116m, up £42m

9. Maureen Wheeler, travel guides. £116m, up £42m

&lt;b&gt;21. PETER FITZGERALD&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Biotech: £70.4m (up £0.87m) &lt;br/&gt;
Dr Fitzgerald, 60, set up biotech firm Randox in a hen house in his parents' back garden in Crumlin, Co Antrim. Now 29 years later, the protein microchip firm makes 7 per cent of the world's clinical chemistry products.

<b>21. PETER FITZGERALD</b><br/> Biotech: £70.4m (up £0.87m) <br/> Dr Fitzgerald, 60, set up biotech firm Randox in a hen house in his parents' back garden in Crumlin, Co Antrim. Now 29 years later, the protein microchip firm makes 7 per cent of the world's clinical chemistry products.

&lt;b&gt;20. THE WILSON FAMILY&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Industry: £72m (down £2.6m)&lt;br/&gt;
The Wilson family made its fortune when the late Fred Wilson sold his Larne-based FG Wilson engineering company to Emmerson Electric in 1995 for £69m.

<b>20. THE WILSON FAMILY</b><br/> Industry: £72m (down £2.6m)<br/> The Wilson family made its fortune when the late Fred Wilson sold his Larne-based FG Wilson engineering company to Emmerson Electric in 1995 for £69m.

&lt;b&gt;19. EDWARD LONERGAN&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
UK Property: £82.5m (up £26m)&lt;br/
Liverpool Football Club has just taken a lease on one of his Belfast properties. The tycoon's Deramore Holdings is sitting on net assets worth close to £82.5m in London, Belfast and Glasgow

<b>19. EDWARD LONERGAN</b><br/> UK Property: £82.5m (up £26m)<br/ Liverpool Football Club has just taken a lease on one of his Belfast properties. The tycoon's Deramore Holdings is sitting on net assets worth close to £82.5m in London, Belfast and Glasgow

SHS products include WKD

SHS products include WKD

&lt;b&gt;17. ERNIE FISHER&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Engineering: £87.7m (up £13m) &lt;br/&gt;
Sold his Fermanagh steel engineering firm to listed construction firm Severfield Rowen in a £92m cash and shares deal in 2007.

<b>17. ERNIE FISHER</b><br/> Engineering: £87.7m (up £13m) <br/> Sold his Fermanagh steel engineering firm to listed construction firm Severfield Rowen in a £92m cash and shares deal in 2007.

Steve

&lt;b&gt;16. JIM &amp; JACK DOBSON&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Food: £91.2m (up £8.7m) &lt;br/&gt;
Cattle-dealing brothers Jim and Jack decided to buy a butcher shop in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, in 1980. The business expanded rapidly and now their Dunbia group is one of the country's largest meat processors.

<b>16. JIM & JACK DOBSON</b><br/> Food: £91.2m (up £8.7m) <br/> Cattle-dealing brothers Jim and Jack decided to buy a butcher shop in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, in 1980. The business expanded rapidly and now their Dunbia group is one of the country's largest meat processors.

&lt;b&gt;15. HAROLD MONTGOMERY&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Transport: £93m (up £4.3m)&lt;br/&gt;
Trailer-manufacturing, logistics and freight is a lucrative business for the 62-year-old Co Antrim entrepreneur.

<b>15. HAROLD MONTGOMERY</b><br/> Transport: £93m (up £4.3m)<br/> Trailer-manufacturing, logistics and freight is a lucrative business for the 62-year-old Co Antrim entrepreneur.

&lt;b&gt;14. MICHAEL HERBERT&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Fried food: £95.5m (down £8.7m)&lt;br/&gt;
Ferrari-driving 52-year-old Herbert owns Europe's largest Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise, with more than 70 outlets in Ireland and the UK. 
The Belfast man and his glamorous wife Lesley have also ploughed into commercial property and own a share of a £365m office and retail centre.

<b>14. MICHAEL HERBERT</b><br/> Fried food: £95.5m (down £8.7m)<br/> Ferrari-driving 52-year-old Herbert owns Europe's largest Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise, with more than 70 outlets in Ireland and the UK. The Belfast man and his glamorous wife Lesley have also ploughed into commercial property and own a share of a £365m office and retail centre.

&lt;b&gt;13. TOM EAKIN&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Medicine: £97m (up £6m) &lt;br/&gt;
77-year-old Tom's Co Down-based wound care firm TG Eakin is run by his two sons, Jeremy and Paul. People keep cutting themselves and profits rose to £8.8m last year.

<b>13. TOM EAKIN</b><br/> Medicine: £97m (up £6m) <br/> 77-year-old Tom's Co Down-based wound care firm TG Eakin is run by his two sons, Jeremy and Paul. People keep cutting themselves and profits rose to £8.8m last year.

&lt;b&gt;12. PETER ROBINSON&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Food and property: £98m (up £46m) &lt;br/&gt;
No, not THAT Peter Robinson - it is the Dungannon brothers Peter, 50, and John Robinson, 47, whose cold storage and warehousing group Granville Foodcare is a big earner for them, as is their sprawling property empire.

<b>12. PETER ROBINSON</b><br/> Food and property: £98m (up £46m) <br/> No, not THAT Peter Robinson - it is the Dungannon brothers Peter, 50, and John Robinson, 47, whose cold storage and warehousing group Granville Foodcare is a big earner for them, as is their sprawling property empire.

Sean Dempsey

&lt;b&gt;11. BARNEY EASTWOOD&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Bookie: £98m (up £2.6m)&lt;br/&gt;
Cookstown-born Eastwood is best known as the promoter of the 'Clones Cyclone' Barry McGuigan, but he was also a bookie - and a big one at that. In 2008, Ladbrokes paid £115m to buy his Eastwood bookmaking chain.

<b>11. BARNEY EASTWOOD</b><br/> Bookie: £98m (up £2.6m)<br/> Cookstown-born Eastwood is best known as the promoter of the 'Clones Cyclone' Barry McGuigan, but he was also a bookie - and a big one at that. In 2008, Ladbrokes paid £115m to buy his Eastwood bookmaking chain.

&lt;b&gt;10. ANDREW CREIGHTON&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Property: £121m (up £55.5m) &lt;br/&gt;
Former plumber Andrew, 49, and his partner Frank Boyd, own shopping centres through their company William Ewart, which had net assets of £218m last year. Another company, Brunswick, had net assets of almost £174m.

<b>10. ANDREW CREIGHTON</b><br/> Property: £121m (up £55.5m) <br/> Former plumber Andrew, 49, and his partner Frank Boyd, own shopping centres through their company William Ewart, which had net assets of £218m last year. Another company, Brunswick, had net assets of almost £174m.

&lt;b&gt;9. KEVIN &amp; MICHAEL LAGAN&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Construction: £126m (down £74m)&lt;br/&gt;
The brothers own Antrim-based construction and property firm Lagan Holdings, which lost money in 2010.
The core business is quarrying; other divisions include waste management, brick making, house building and civil engineering. It has built airports from the Caribbean to Hong Kong.

<b>9. KEVIN & MICHAEL LAGAN</b><br/> Construction: £126m (down £74m)<br/> The brothers own Antrim-based construction and property firm Lagan Holdings, which lost money in 2010. The core business is quarrying; other divisions include waste management, brick making, house building and civil engineering. It has built airports from the Caribbean to Hong Kong.

4. William Creighton &amp; Frank Boyd, Ewart Properties. £193m, down £59m

4. William Creighton & Frank Boyd, Ewart Properties. £193m, down £59m

&lt;b&gt;7. HARVEY McGRATH&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Financier: £143m (up £17m)&lt;br/&gt;
The chairman of Prudential Harvey, one of Britain's largest insurance companies.
He holds a 1.7 per cent stake of his old company Man Group, worth £95m. His stake in the Pru is worth another £3m.

<b>7. HARVEY McGRATH</b><br/> Financier: £143m (up £17m)<br/> The chairman of Prudential Harvey, one of Britain's largest insurance companies. He holds a 1.7 per cent stake of his old company Man Group, worth £95m. His stake in the Pru is worth another £3m.

&lt;b&gt;6. JOHN KING&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Pharmaceuticals: £145m (up £1.7m) &lt;br/&gt;
Dr John, 61, bagged £125m when selling his stake in Northern Irish pharmaceutical company Galen to Warner Chilcott and remains a board member of the group.

<b>6. JOHN KING</b><br/> Pharmaceuticals: £145m (up £1.7m) <br/> Dr John, 61, bagged £125m when selling his stake in Northern Irish pharmaceutical company Galen to Warner Chilcott and remains a board member of the group.

&lt;b&gt;5.ROMA DOWNEY &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
TELEVISION: £148m (up £6m) &lt;br/&gt;
The Derry-born actress found US stardom in Touched By An Angel. She married former paratrooper Mark Burnett, now one of the hottest TV producers in the States, pioneering reality TV. Hits include The
Apprentice, Survivor and Are You Smarter Than A 10-Year-Old? They live in a beach house in Malibu.

<b>5.ROMA DOWNEY </b><br/> TELEVISION: £148m (up £6m) <br/> The Derry-born actress found US stardom in Touched By An Angel. She married former paratrooper Mark Burnett, now one of the hottest TV producers in the States, pioneering reality TV. Hits include The Apprentice, Survivor and Are You Smarter Than A 10-Year-Old? They live in a beach house in Malibu.

Frazer Harrison

6. Danny Hill, investments. £151m, down £17m

6. Danny Hill, investments. £151m, down £17m

Callum Bennetts

&lt;b&gt;3. SHAMUS JENNINGS&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Property: £187m (up £4.3m)&lt;br/&gt;
The Belfast property tycoon, 57, and big brother Francis own a stack of property, including buildings on London's Bond Street and shopping centres here.

<b>3. SHAMUS JENNINGS</b><br/> Property: £187m (up £4.3m)<br/> The Belfast property tycoon, 57, and big brother Francis own a stack of property, including buildings on London's Bond Street and shopping centres here.

2. Sam Morrison, Corbo. £208m, down £86m

2. Sam Morrison, Corbo. £208m, down £86m

1. Eddie Haughey, Norbrook. £386m, up £50m

1. Eddie Haughey, Norbrook. £386m, up £50m

<b>40. MARTIN O'NEILL</b><br/> Football: £20m (down £0.87m) <br/> O'Neill has been a top flight manager for 16 years. He owned a £2.1m stake in Celtic and got £11.5m for his four years at Aston Villa before he quit at the end of last season.

Martin O'Neill is number 40, so who else is in the list?

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