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Graham Norton among Ireland’s richest celebrities after £2.5million pay cheque in 2015

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Graham Norton is one of Ireland’s richest entertainers (Photo: Christopher Baines)

GRAHAM Norton earned more than £2.5million last year for jobs including hosting his BBC chat show.

Along with his BBC Radio 2 Saturday programme and fronting BBC’s Eurovision coverage, Norton received the sum in ‘presenter fees, production fees and royalties’, from production company So Television.

The fees and salary were calculated for the year ending in July 2015, according to The Guardian.

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Norton co-founded So Television in 2000 with Graham Stuart; it was acquired by ITV in 2012 in a £17million deal.

His earning’s last year were an improvement on the £2.22million that he received in 2014.

He is understood to be worth around £27million.

Here’s how much some of Ireland’s richest people on stage and screen are worth:

U2 – £600milion

Michael Flatley – £195 million

Liam Neeson – £53million

Pierce Brosnan – £40.5million

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Michael Fassbender – £27.8million

Louis Walsh – £25.4million

Colin Farrell – £24.6million

Sinead O’Connor – £4.2million

Saoirse Ronan – £1.76million


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One comment on “Graham Norton among Ireland’s richest celebrities after £2.5million pay cheque in 2015”

  1. Olivia

    It's desperately sad and shocking that in 2016 only two women made this list and both of them earned less than 5 million. Great example of inequality.


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