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Aidan Brooks
Property
Rank 2017
259=
Worth
£490m
Rise/fall
£80m

Former TV aerial installer Brooks, 47, owns a range of properties in prime retail sites in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and London. Two years ago the Limerick-born developer took full control of 100 shops worth £1bn in Knightsbridge, Bond Street and Spitalfields. Through refurbishment and refinancing a block opposite Selfridges on Oxford Street over the past two years he has put away £150m.