New Quid on the Block Actress and TV Moguls Wife Roma Joins Rich List; ?620M Vertigo: U2 Continue to Top the Rich List ?468 Second Billing: Flatley ?176M Power Couple: Actress Roma Downey and Her Husband Mark Burnett ?100M Still on Song: Enya Is in Fourth ?69M Van the Man: Comes in at No. 44 Depleted Resources: Bob Geldof Chart-Dropping: Chris De Burgh

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New Quid on the Block Actress and TV Moguls Wife Roma Joins Rich List; ?620M Vertigo: U2 Continue to Top the Rich List ?468 Second Billing: Flatley ?176M Power Couple: Actress Roma Downey and Her Husband Mark Burnett ?100M Still on Song: Enya Is in Fourth ?69M Van the Man: Comes in at No. 44 Depleted Resources: Bob Geldof Chart-Dropping: Chris De Burgh


Byline: Gayle Schoales

BOTH have famous blonde daughters who are rarely out of the public eye,but now it also seems that neither are quite raking in the big bucks anymore.

With a generous fortune of some ?50million required to make the cut, Lady inRed star Chris de Burgh and celebrity campaigner Bob Geldof failed to featurein a list of Irelands richest 250 people.

Another surprise to many will be Derry-born actress Roma Downey, who shot in atnumber three courtesy of the ?176million fortune she shares with her televisionmogul husband Mark Burnett.

Mr Burnett launched the U.S. version of The Apprentice starring billionaireDonald Trump.

The list is, of course, the annual Sunday Times Rich Listor, more specifically, the roll call of the 250 wealthiest Irish people.

Full details of the Irish list have yet to be revealed, but yesterday itemerged that U2 continues to top the list of the richest Irish show-businessfigures with a combined fortune of some ?620million.

Dancer Michael Flatley takes second place with a tally of ?468million followedby Miss Downey.

The remaining places in the top five are taken up by Enya and Van Morrison withfortunes of E100million and ?69million respectively.

Both Dubliner Bob (?44million) and crooner de Burgh (? …

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