Seymour Schulich is a Canadian entrepreneur, author, investor and philanthropist. He was born on 6th January, 1940 in Montreal, Quebec, and attained a BSc and an MBA from the McGill University in 1961 and 1965 respectively. In 1969, he acquired the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the University of Virginia. Today, he is ranked among the wealthiest people in Canada with an estimated net worth of $1.45 billion.
Schulich’s career began when he got employed at Shell Oil Company. He then started working for Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd in 1968 until 1998. In 1978, he partnered with Pierre Lassonde and came up with the concept of royalty payments in the mining industry, establishing Franco-Nevada and Euro-Nevada. In 2002, Franco-Nevada amalgamated with Newmont Mining Corporation and Normandy Mining Limited of Australia. The merger saw the creation of Newmont Mining Corporation, the world’s largest gold mining company today.
Schulich is also renowned for being an author. In 2007, he published a book titled “Get Smarter: Life Business Lessons”. He is also known for his philanthropic activities and has donated millions of money in support of various worthy causes, most especially education. Schulich is married to Tanna Schulich, with whom he has two daughters. He and his wife reside in Willowdale, Ontario.