5. Ray O’Rourke
Net Worth: £708m
Raymond Gabriel O’Rourke, KBE, HONFREng, C.Eng., FIEI, FICE (born January 1947)is an Irish businessman, the chairman and CEO of the construction multinational Laing O’Rourke.
O’Rourke was born in January 1947.A native of County Leitrim, Ireland, he runs the privately owned Laing O’Rourke with his brother Des, and owns 55% of the company. O’Rourke “started as a ‘pony boy’ carrying muck out from under London as the Victoria Line was being constructed.” His estimated net worth was €800 million.