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Charles Gallagher and family
Construction
Rank 2017
295
Worth
£412m
Rise/fall
£13m

Dublin's Abbey housebuilding group is now valued at £249m. Gallagher, 57, is the head of the family that runs it. Its stake is worth £183m – down £13m on a year ago. The family's Matthew Homes, based in St Albans, made £11m profit on £51m sales in 2015 and with £87m net assets is still a £110m operation. Gallagher Holdings also showed £74.8m net assets and there is another £46.2m in a plant hire company, taking the family to £412m.