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Lady Ballyedmond and family
Pharmaceuticals
Rank 2017
91
Worth
£1,420m
Rise/fall
£20m

Until his death in a helicopter accident in 2014, Lord Ballyedmond ran Norbrook Laboratories, one of the world’s leading veterinary pharmaceutical companies. He left a £344m fortune and his £1bn Newry-based operation, which is now led by his widow Lady Mary, 69, its deputy chairman. Profits were £23.2m on £202.2m sales in 2014-15 with £80.8m assets, while other wealth takes the family to £1.42bn.