Saul Feldberg is a Canadian office furniture and upholstery mogul. He is the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and President of Global Upholstery Co. Limited, a company he founded in 1966. He has also been serving as the Director and Chairman of Teknion Corp. since 14th April, 1988. Today, Feldberg is one of the most financially successful people in Canada with an estimated net worth of $1.06 billion.
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Feldberg was born on 14th November, 1935 in Skarszick, Poland. He went to Canada in 1953 after surviving the Holocaust, and found a job in an upholstery shop that made restaurant benches and chairs. He worked there until 1966 and opened his own furniture factory that established the budget-chair market. In 1971, he opened Global Industries in New Jersey, and in 2002, he opened Global Group Centre. By 2006, the company had 6-million-sq-ft. of manufacturing space, shipping more than 200,000 units on weekly basis.
Besides being an industrious entrepreneur, Feldberg is also a passionate philanthropist. He has supported many charitable organizations in Israel and Canada, including Princess Margaret Hospital, Reena Foundation (for the mentally challenged), Mount Sinai Hospital, Jerusalem College of Technology, United Jewish Appeal, Tel Aviv Foundation, Jewish National Fund and Haifa Foundation among many others.