Diamonds are a billionaire's best friend

Dermot Desmond's shareholding in Canadian diamond mine could be worth half a billion euro.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
12th October, 2014
After 30 years of patience, Dermot Desmond could be about to strike it lucky with the Gahcho Kue mine in Canada. Picture: PA

Jan Vandersande is retired now, and spends most of his days trading financial markets or researching and writing about the occult, covering such topics as séances, mediums, and ectoplasm.

Unsurprisingly, perhaps, he can look back on a varied career. “I’ve done so many things in my life,” he told *The Sunday Business Post.* “I’ve been a professor in Cornell University, an analyst on Wall Street, I’ve worked in a jet propulsion lab –...

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