At the top of the Irish list are Hilary and Alannah Weston (above), the Dublin-born mother and daughter from the family which controls Brown Thomas and Penneys in Ireland and Selfridges and Primark in the UK. The family is valued at some €15 billion. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

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Gopichand Hinduja who has made it into the top twenty of billionaires living in Britain according to the Sunday Times 2014 Billionaire List. Photograph: Michael Stephens/PA Wire

Britain is now officially a billionaires’ playground, with more billionaires per capita than any other country.This elite club has 104 members who sha(...)

Billionaire Li Ka-shing, chairman of Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd

China got substantially richer last year, adding 41 new billionaires over the 12 months for a total of 358, with the property market still the (...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)