Michael O'Leary is an Irish businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of Ryanair. He is one of the wealthiest businessmen in Ireland and his company Ryanair Holdings plc is the largest airline group parent company to the companies like Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air, and Ryanair DAC.

The Businessman attended Clongowes Wood College and completed his undergraduate study in business and economics at Trinity College in Dublin. In 1982, he started working as a trainee with Stokes Kennedy Crowley and studied the Irish tax system after graduation.

The Irish businessman is a controversial figure because of some moves he pulls out. In 2004, he acquired a taxi plate for his Mercedes S-Class which allowed him to drive on Dublin's designated bus lanes and later employed a PSV licensed driver which made him a controversial figure.

He was also further involved in controversy for his comments against Muslim men. He had a belief that single Muslim men traveling on airlines pose serious terror threats.

What Is Michael O Leary Net Worth In 2022?

Michael O'Leary is one of the successful businessmen and as of 2022, his net worth was 1.1 billion dollars before settling to around 850 million dollars.


The highly successful businessman has landed quite a fortune from his career in the airline business. As the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Ryanair Plc, the businessman earns a salary of  3,467,000 dollars annually from his service in Ryanair as a CEO.

The businessman has a decorated career in business having worked for several high-profile companies. After his ventures and wandering in different companies, he finally joined Ryanair in 1988 and became CEO in 1994.

Prior to his working as Ryanair CEO, he used to serve as a financial advisor to Ryanair founder Tony Ryan. Ryanair takes more than 2000 flights and operates across 33 countries across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.


Further, whenever the Ryanair CEO is not at his office he loves to s[end time with his horses and cattle on his farm in Westmeath County. He especially loves horse races and his horses have won CheltenhamGold Cup as well as Grand National in 2016, 2018, and 2019.

The businessman also got an offer to buy some shares of Manchester City Football Club in 2003. However, he declined the offer as he believed that the probable returns can't outweigh the risk factor.

Ryanair CEO Wife Kids And Wiki

As Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary is a popular businessman, questions arise about parents, wife, kids, and wiki. Read further as we unravel his personal life.


He is married to Anita Farell. The couple exchanged their marital vows on 5 September 2002 in Delvin, Westmeath County. The couple lives together with their four kids named Matt, Luke, Tianna, and Zac near Devlin, County Westmeath.

His wife is a banker and former speculation investor.  She used to work at Dublin's central command of Citigroup, one of the largest organizations in the world providing monetary help. The age gap between the couple is supposed to be around 10-12 years.

The businessman was born on 20 March 1961 in Ireland and is currently 61 years old. The player was born as a second child to Ted O'Leary (his father), a part-owner of a textile factory, and Ger O' Leary (his mother). He grew up with parents near Mullingar, County Westmeath.