The top 10 richest Irish entertainers have a frightening amount of money between them 3 years ago

The top 10 richest Irish entertainers have a frightening amount of money between them

And despite his new musical direction, Ed Sheeran is not eligible.

The Sunday Times Rich List for 2017, published in tomorrow's Sunday Times, includes a list of Ireland's top 10 richest entertainers and between them they've got a frightening amount of money.

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So much money that we're almost surprised they haven't pooled it all and bought a football club together.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, U2 top the list (partially because there are four of them). Individually, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Dowmey make more, and they come in second on the list (Burnett isn't Irish, but Dowmey is from Derry).

The top five also features lord of the dance Michael Flatley, singer Enya, and beloved actor Liam Neeson.

The full top ten, revealed in The Irish Sun, goes like this:

  1. U2 – €645m
  2. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey – €459m
  3. Michael Flatley – €235m
  4. Enya – €117m
  5. Liam Neeson – €113m
  6. Pierce Brosnan – €72m
  7. Sir Van Morrison – €62m
  8. Sir Daniel and Lady Day-Lewis – €55m
  9. Bob Geldof – €49m
  10. Niall Horan – €44m
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So if you ever seen any of these lads strolling down Grafton Street, we think you're within your rights to ask them for a fiver.