Belfast-born Hill’s Chardan Group is behind the Sunshine Cove development on Australia’s east coast, north of Brisbane. The €588m project involved turning polluted agricultural land into housing for 6,000 residents. Hill moved to Perth, Western Australia, at 13 and made his fortune investing in nickel and coal in the 1970s. He retired as director of his property, resources and investment companies in 2004. Now 74, Hill has lived in Monaco for more than a decade.