Meet the €170 million man: the amazing story of Gerry Barry

Meet the €170 million man: the amazing story of Gerry Barry
Gerry Barry, founder of Priviti, at The Portershed in Galway Picture: Michael Dillon

During the recession, Barry and his family netted €119 million after selling their currency conversion business. Now the low-profile tycoon has a new venture he believes will be even bigger

You are a millionaire many times over. You have built a business from scratch and sold it for a whopping €170 million. And, yet, you can walk down the street unrecognised. You don’t need to work. You are fabulously wealthy, and relatively unknown. You are in your 70s, at an age when most people want easy days and restful nights.

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