Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the richest man in the world, according to ‘Forbes‘.

Six Irish citizens are members of the billionaires’ club with a combined net worth of more than $30 billion (€27.6 billion), according to the latest (...)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is one of  the 62 individuals who are now worth the same amount as the poorest half of the global population.

As the great and the good prepare to gather in the Swiss resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of leading political andbus(...)

Denis O’Brien or his companies became entangled in an array of legal actions and controversies in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The past year was, without doubt, the most eventful yet in the entrepreneurial career of Denis O’Brien, who is Ireland’s richest and most successful b(...)

Denis O’Brien:  Digicel’s $2 billion flotation was pulled earlier this month after he declined to slash its price to tempt investors. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Where to now for Digicel, hitherto Denis O’Brien’s cash cow? First, it pulled its $2 billion flotation earlier this month after O’Brien declined to sl(...)

US billionaire John Malone. His Liberty Global group is in talks to acquire Cable & Wireless Communications for about €5.1 billion

Just two weeks after it abandoned a flotation in New York, Denis O’Brien’s Caribbean telco Digicel now faces the prospect of getting squeezed in a bat(...)

 America Movil SAB, the Latin American mobile-phone company controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, reported a loss in the third quarter, dragged down by sinking currencies in Brazil and Mexico, its home market.  (Photograph: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

America Movil SAB, Latin America’s biggest wireless carrier, reported a loss in the third quarter, dragged down by sinking currencies in Brazil and M(...)

13/11/2014.  - NEWS - HEALTH -Denis O'Brien, at the GETHealth, Global Education & Technology Health Summit, organised by John Hopkins Centre for Clinical Global Health Education,  in Dublin Castle on Thursday.Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

As the media picked apart Denis O’Brien’s decision to yank the $2 billion flotation of Digicel, its biggest rival quietly kicked it while it was down.(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

In a detailed on-camera presentation to potential investors this month, a sharp-suited Denis O’Brien laid out his plans for Digicel, which which looks(...)

 Donald Trump  as he announces his candidacy for the US presidency:  his comments about Mexicans   have made him stand out in a crowded field of Republican candidates. Photograph:  Christopher Gregory/Getty Images

It’s hard to say what’s more shocking: the outrageous remarks property magnate Donald Trump has made since he announced his presidential candidacy or (...)

Denis O’Brien: he founded Digicel  in Jamaica in 2001, the company has grown across the Caribbean, central America and the south Pacific. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel’s planned flotation is a signal that the business has arrived at a crossroads. Since he founded it with the launch of a new mo(...)