Tom Higgins (53) was the founding managing director of Irish Psychics LiveIrish Psychics Live

The couple who ran an Irish psychic phone line service earned an incredible $11.6 million (€9.6m) before the pair retired as company directors in June, 2009.

Tom Higgins (53) was the founding managing director of Irish Psychics Live, which was part of Realm Communications Ltd. New documents, recently filed with the Companies Office, show that the Wicklow based business man and his wife Theresa, shared the dividend payout of almost $11 million.
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The premium rate phone service, which charged customers $3.09 (€2.40) per minute for instant psychic readings, was the centre of much controversy.

According to the Irish Independent, Higgins paid €250,000 in 2005 to be among the first people aboard billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship.

After the Higgins’ sold the company in 2009 it was acquired by Gavin Hickey and Maxine Payne.