Charles Rosner Bronfman is a Canadian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has an estimated net worth of $2.4 billion, which makes him one of the richest people in Canada. His business career started in 1951, and he has since held various positions in Seagrams, which is his family’s liquor empire. He and his brother, Edgar Bronfman, inherited the company in 1971 after their father, Sam Bronfman passed away.
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Besides his involvement in his family’s business, Charles Bronfman was at one time the majority shareholder of the Montreal Expos franchise from 1968 to 1990. Since 1986, he has been serving as the Chairman of The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, Inc. From 1997 to 2002 he served as the Chairman of the Board of Koor Industries Ltd, which is one of the largest investment holdings companies in Israel. Bronfman serves as the co-chairman of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He was also the 1st Chairman of the United Jewish Communities.
Bronfman has been married four times. He was first married to Barbara Baerwald, with whom he had 2 children named Stephen Bronfman and Ellen Bronfman. His second marriage was to Andre Brett Morrison, who he remained married to until her death in 2006. Bronfman then married Bonita Roche in 2008, but later got divorced three years later. The 83-year old billionaire is currently married to Rita Mayo, who he has been married to since 2012.