John Armitage has reported wealth of $1.3 billion (€1.15 billion), placing him 1,717th on the Forbes list . Photograph: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Hedge fund entrepreneur John Armitage is the newest addition to the ranks of Ireland’s billionaires according to a list published by Forbes. Mr Armi(...)

John Armitage, co-founder of Egerton Capital. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Forbes’s billionaire listing rarely throw up too many surprises; there may be some jumps and declines in the rankings, but the names tend to be fairly(...)