Gary Charlwood is a Canadian mogul and one of the wealthiest people in the country. This self-made billionaire has an estimated net worth of $1.02 billion, and he has been ranked among the top 100 richest people in Canada. He went to Canada in 1966 to work for Delta (formerly Western Airlines), and he managed to climb to the management ranks to become Director of Consumer Affairs for Air Canada (formerly CP Air) soon after. With great determination to go into business for himself, he has managed to buy his own real estate company.
In 1975, he partnered with a friend and acquired the rights for CENTURY 21 Real Estate Canada. After some time, he bought out his co-founder and has developed the franchise into one of the biggest real estate companies in Canada, with over 8,000 sales people in over 400 locations. In the early 80s, Gary established UNIGLOBE Travel International and through his leadership the company has grown in leaps in bounds. Today, the company operates in more than 60 countries on 6 continents.
In the year 2008, Gary was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Franchise Association for his contribution to the advancement of franchising. A year later, he was inducted in the Hall of Fame of the American Society of Travel Agents. Gary’s sons, Christopher and Martin Charlwood are also involved in the day-to-day running of their family’s business empire.