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Rich List offers a glimpse of lifestyle many aspire to

Lady Ballyedmond. The family's wealth was estimated at £1.628billion.
Lady Ballyedmond. The family's wealth was estimated at £1.628billion.

It is said that money makes the world go round, and the Northern Ireland Rich List which was published yesterday will have a broad readership.

Perhaps there is a vicarious pleasure in finding out how the fortunes of the rich have waxed or waned in the past year. Lady Ballyedmond is still Northern Ireland's only billionaire, with her fortune estimated at £1.6bn.

Of course, many of our richest people perform charitable work, often while shunning personal recognition.

There is a saying that money does not necessarily make you happy, but nevertheless we suspect many people would like to be given the opportunity to try out such an experience.

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