Gerald “Gerry” Schwartz is a Canadian billionaire with an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion. He and his wife, Heather Reisman, are ranked among the wealthiest people/families in Canada. Gerry is the co-founder of CanWest Global Communications Inc (founded in 1977), as well as the co-founder of Onex Corporation (founded in 1983). In the year 2005, he was awarded with the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award, and in 2006 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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Heather Reisman, on the other hand, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Indigo Books and Music. She previously served as the President of Cott Corporation. She also served as a governor of McGill University and of the Toronto Stock Exchange. She has been married to Gerry Schwartz since 1982. She has two children from her prior marriage, and two step children with Gerry.
Gerry and Schwartz reside in Toronto, Canada, and they own a luxurious mansion in Rosedale, Toronto, a house in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, as well as a house in Palm Beach, Florida. Besides being highly successful entrepreneurs, Gerry and Reisman are also avid philanthropists. They have made significant contributions in support of various worthy causes throughout the country.