NATIONAL HERO DANIEL O’Donnell is a bit of a dark horse.
When you think of Wee Daniel, you probably think of your nana, that gas boiler ad he was in, or concerts in parish halls and GAA clubs in rural Ireland.
Harmless and a polite, elderly women across the nation dote on him. He is the most googled person in the Falklands, of all places.
His RTÉ series with his wife Majella ‘Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip’, won the hearts of a new generation who are now eager to see him on Room to Improve next year.
A man who enjoys a simple life eating mackerel mixed with red pesto and mayo, you’d never expect Daniel O’Donnell to be sitting on such a huge fortune.
Unbelievable really. While watching his B&B Road Trip, you’d never think that the man who drives a Škoda to stay in B&Bs run by families had enough money to buy O’Connell Street’s spire seven times. Imagine what his budget for Room to Improve will be like?
Let’s be real though, Dermot Bannon will still find a way to push him beyond that.
To put it into perspective, Daniel O’Donnell is worth more than Ireland’s flashiest celebrity: Conor McGregor.
Just let that sink in. Daniel O’Donnell has the means to be as in-your-face rich as Conor McGregor. He could afford custom tailored suits that say “f**k you” in the pinstripes. Daniel O’Donnell could afford Lamborghinis and Versace bathrobes. In fact, he could even go bigger.
But no, he’s keeping it real, taking photographs of himself eating tinned mackerel in a house that looks like it belongs to somebody’s nana.
According to Forbes, in June 2017, Conor McGregor was worth €28.8 million. That’s €2.2 million less than Daniel. When you’re talking about such big figures it’s very easy to forget how much money that actually is. Think of how much of a difference €2.2 million would make in your life.
Unlike Daniel O’Donnell, Conor McGregor is unable to let anyone forget he’s rich.
That’s not going to stop any time soon. However, today just bask in the knowledge that Daniel O’Donnell’s worth more than McGregor, because it’ll probably never happen again (unless Daniel decides to take on Mayweather himself to try and catch up with Conor McGregor).
The total revenue of McGregor and Mayweather’s fight is set to be $700 million. Regardless of whether he wins or loses, he’s going to surpass Daniel’s fortune. If he wuns against Mayweather, he’s coming home with at least €68.8 million.
We have a feeling he won’t be opting for Daniel’s chilled out mackerel lifestyle any time soon.
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