Although Canada is undoubtedly overshadowed by its neighboring country, United States, in every right, the country has produced a plethora of talented people over the years, ranging from singers to multi billionaires. In the list below, we will inspect some of the richest Canadians on the planet.
Before we get to the list, here are some facts for you:
The media magnate, along with his family, has around $22.6 billion stacked in their bank vaults. After the passing away of his father in 2006, David succeeded his father as the chairman of Thomson Corporation. After Reuters merged with his company, David remained the chairman of the new entity Thomson Reuters as well. The Canadian stays in Toronto, Ontario.
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Galen Weston Sr has a net worth of $8.5 billion. The successful entrepreneur goes about his day serving as the Executive Chairman of food processing company, George Weston Limited. The company is one of Canada’s leading bakers.
Jim Pattinson has a net worth of $7.3 billion. His lucrative company, Jim Pattison Group, is one of the largest privately held companies in Canada. The man serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Sole Owner of the company. He replenishes his energy levels in his mansion located in Vancouver.
James Irving, the lucky owner of J.D. Irving, has a net worth of $6 billion. The conglomerate is known to have holdings in transportation, forestry and food. The man gained large control of the conglomerate following the death of his father in 1992.
Arthur Irving’s $5.5 billion fortune is bound to leave anyone jealous. The businessman is the proud owner of Oiling Company, Irving Oil. The man shares the ownership of the Irving companies along with his elder brother, James Irving.
Jacqueline Desmarais & Family benefitted tenfold when Paul Desmarais Sr passed away last fall. The businesswoman holds the responsibility of controlling the enormous fortune derived from Power Corporation of Canada.
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The Saputo Family has the Saputo dairy products to thank for their $4.3 billion fortune. Emanuele Lino Saputo leads the pack as the head of the family and the chairman of the manufacturer Saputo Inc.
Bernard Sherman has a net worth of $3.9 billion and his decision to invest time and money in the pharmaceutical firm Apotex has paid him major dividends. He was already creating headlines as a teenager when he entered the Engineering Science Program in the University of Toronta aged 16.
Joseph Tsai, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba, has a net worth of $3.7 billion. Recently, following Alibaba’s IPO, the man’s fortunes multiplied, landing him a spot at this coveted list.
Darryl Katz has a net worth of $3.3 billion and employees at Edmonton Oilers and Katz Group know him as their owner. The former lawyer has a degree in Arts from the University of Alberta and resides in Edmonton, Alberta.