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David Power
Gambling
Rank 2017
32
Worth
€383m
Rise/fall
€57m

The 70-year-old bookmaker has a 4% stake in Dublin’s €8bn Paddy Power Betfair, worth €355m, down marginally in the past 12 months. He has made more than €28m from past share sales and dividends and has other assets including UK property. His son, Paddy Power, is the public face of the chain the Dublin bookmaker co-founded in 1988 to fight competition from Ladbrokes but which is now worth more than three times as much as the British company.