Name: Dermot Desmond
Date of Birth: 14 August 1950
Residence: UK, Gilbraltar
Profession: Businessman owner of Sporting Emporium and Celtic FC.
Education: Scoil Mhuire School, Dublin; Good Counsel College; Waxford Dublin.
Net Worth: $1.69 billion Feb. 2016 Forbes estimation
Mr Dermor venture into gaming business in 2000 when he founded BETDAQ, an online gaming exchange company with headquarter in Dublin Ireland. He later sold the company to Ladbrokes – a well known bookmaker company in United Kingdom – in 2013 for a sum of €30 million.
Another gaming property own by Mr Dermot Desmond is Sporting Emporium, a membership card club casino in Dublin. He founded the casino property in 2005 at the sum of €5.5 million of his own money. Today Sporting Emporium is one of the leading casino in Ireland offering luxurious entertainment and gaming experience to his numerous customers.
In Ladbrokes Mr Desmond is said to have some shares of about 3%.