Fergus Black, Independent
Ireland's greatest export U2 have seen their wealth drop by 14pc as the recession bites.
And the fortune of "super hoofer" Michael Flatley has plunged by more than a third, according to the latest millionaires rich list.
But there was better news for singer Enya, golfer Padraig Harrington and footballers Damien Duff and Robbie Keane who also feature among the top millionaires.
Described as the definitive guide to the fortunes of the 250 richest people in Ireland and the 1,000 richest in Britain, the Sunday Times Rich List, will be published this weekend.
The list charts the dramatic falls and some surprising rises in the value of the assets in both countries' wealthiest individuals, but a sneak preview gives some indication of the rise and fall in some of the fortunes of well-known stars.