Charles Bronfman Net Worth: $2.1 Billion
Charles Bronfman is a Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist. He is the former Co-Chair of Seagrams, and a member of the Canadian Jewish Bronfman Family. He currently serves as the Chairman of The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies Inc. Bronfman is considered to be one of the wealthiest people in Canada. According to Forbes, he is currently the 18th richest person in Canada and the 828th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion (as of March 2014).
Bronfman was born on 27th June, 1931 in Montreal. He attended Trinity College School and later on went to McGill University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. From 1951 to 2000, Bronfman held various positions in Seagrams, which is his family’s liquor business empire. Together with his brother, Edgar Bronfman Sr., he inherited the business in 1971 after their father, Sam Bronfman, passed away.
Bronfman also became well-known for his interest in professional sports. He remained the principal owner of the Montreal Expos franchise from its inception in 1968 until the year 1990. In the year 1982, he established the Montreal Concordes, which was the successor to the Montreal Alouettes franchise. This 82-year old billionaire has been married four times: Barbara Baerwald (with whom he had 2 children), Andrea Brett Morrison (1982-2006), Bonita Roche (2008-2006) and Rita Mayo (2012 to present).