Weston family head Irish rich list

Weston family head Irish rich list

The latest 2017 Sunday Times Irish Rich List surveys the wealth of the 300 richest individuals and families on the island of Ireland in a variety of areas including entertainment, sport, business, technology and construction.

The minimum wealth needed to qualify for this year’s 300 richest people in Ireland is €40 million – and there are more billionaires than ever before.

The Weston family has retained their title as the richest family in Ireland. Their trans-Atlantic retail empire is now headed by Dublin-born Galen Jr and includes household names such as Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Heal’s, Primark, which trades as Penneys in the Republic, the giant American food and retail chain, George Weston – founded by Galen Jr’s great-grandfather in 1882 – and the Loblaw supermarket chain in Canada.

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