Forbes ranking of the Richest Men In Canada – Canada is a North American country that is filled with a lot of rich folks that have contributed to the growth of the country in one way or the other. Canada is known to be the second-largest country in North America and it actually one of the most developed countries you can find anywhere.
This article is about exploring the top ten richest men in Canada, and you will see how they were drawn from various industries and sectors, and the various exploits they have been doing. Here are they:
Top 10 Richest Men In Canada 2020
1. David Thomson
Net Worth: $36.7 Billion
Date Of Birth: 12 June 1957
Born on the 12th of June in 1957, David Thomas is currently the richest man in Canada with a net worth that is around $36.7 Billion.
We can’t remove the fact that he was privileged to be born into wealth, and his status was elevated after becoming the boss of the family business when his dad died in 2006. Thompson Incorporation is one of the biggest companies, not just in Canada, but the world at large, and Thomson is the one dishing the commands.
David, who attended both Upper Canada College and the Hall School as a youngster, was one of those that inherited their father’s wealth, and he became the richest man in Canada.
2. Joseph C. Tsai
Net Worth: $9.5 Billion
Date Of Birth: January 1964
Here is another billionaire. Joseph Tsai is the second richest man in Canada as things stand now, and it is interesting to add that he didn’t just find himself in wealth, but worked to realize his current status.
He is one of the owners of Ali Baba, a Taiwanese-Canadian businessperson and is also the husband of Clara Ming-Hua Wu.
3. Galen Weston
Net Worth: $8.7 Billion
Date Of Birth: 29th October 1940
The third richest man in Canada is Galen Weston, a British-Canadian businessman who has been able to accumulate a lot of wealth for himself via his business exploits.
Born on the 29th of October 1940, the billionaire, who can boast of a net worth that is around $8.7 Billion, is also the boss at George Weston Limited – which keeps giving him a lot of money each year.
Galen is not only on the Canadian list, but he is also one of the richest men in the whole world.
4. James Irving
Net Worth: $6.1 Billion
Date Of Birth: 20th March 1928
James Irving is a very popular figure in Canada, and he is the fourth richest man in the country as things stand now. Born in 1928, James was privileged to be born into a wealthy family too. He is the oldest child of K.C. Irving, and after his father’s death, he inherited what his father has.
He is the boss at J. D. Irving, Limited – a company that explores various sectors and industries – including food, transportation, shipbuilding, and so on.
5. David Cheriton
Net Worth: $6.1 Billion
Date Of Birth: 29th March 1951
David Ross Cheriton was on March 29, 1951, and is the fifth guy on our list of ten richest men in Canada. His story is an interesting and exciting one that has found him worth around $6.1 billion.
David is a software engineering lecturer at Stanford University and has been able to drive the Distributed Systems Group. Being a mathematician and guru that deals with computers, he is good with networking, and so, he has been able to take advantage of the market to scoop wealth for himself.
David is a man of innovation and is no stranger as far as the tech world is concerned. Here is a man who has founded and invested in various technology firms, such as Google and some other big guys. He is an investor who has invested in various businesses, and also philanthropy supporting the cause of humanity.
6. Jim Pattison
Net Worth: $5.4 Billion
Date Of Birth: October 1928
Jim Allen Pattison is the sixth richest man in Canada, with a net worth that is in the region of $5.4 Billion. The very wealthy billionaire was birthed in 1928, and he grew to be an entrepreneur and investor.
Jim is boss at Octo officer and Jim Pattison Group. His Jim Pattison Group is one of the biggest companies in the whole of Canada – in terms of revenue and even workforce (a company that has created job opportunities for thousands of people around the world), and they deal in various sectors and industries (including food and packaging)
“Canada’s Warren Buffett” is also a philanthropist who gives money to support the well-being of humanity.
7. Emanuele (Lino) Saputo
Net Worth of $5.4 Billion
Date Of Birth: 10th June 1937
Here is another billionaire who is well-known in the Canadian business world. The name Saputo is a popular one as far as Canada is concerned, and the story of the Italian-Canadian billionaire is pretty inspiring.
Born on the 10th of June in 1937, Emanuele is known for his Saputo, Inc. It should be noted that he used to be below thus the position until he was fortunate to witness a change in his fortunes that found him here.
Saputo wasn’t even born in Canada but migrated to the country from Sicily. In his country of birth, he has been a cheesemaker, and when he decided to migrate to Candace, alongside his lively wife Maria, he chose to continue in the trade, which became successful and has made him one of the richest men not only in Canada but the world as a whole.
8. Mark Scheinberg
Net Worth: $4.5 Billion
Date Of Birth; 1973
Mark came next. Born in 1973, Mark Scheinberg has been able to move high into the rankings which has boosted his popularity in the country. He is a billionaire, one of the top ten richest men in Canada, and one of the richest in the broader world.
He is an Israeli-Canadian entrepreneur and investor who has spread his tentacles around various industries and sectors – including real estate with hospitality.
9. Alain Bouchard
Net Worth: $4.1 Billion
Date Of Birth: 1949
Alain Bouchard was born in 1949 in Canada (Quebec to be precise). He, however, didn’t have it all smoothly as a child, as there was a time whereby his father was bankrupted – which is something said to have shaped a lot of things about him.
Alan grew to become a player in the business, founding Alimentation Couche-Tard, the company he nurtured tenderly to become a huge firm that has earned him a lot of wealth.
His father has a business that unfortunately went bankrupt at a point, and after the ugly incident, his family needed to move to a manufactured house elsewhere.
10. Garrett Camp
Net Worth: $3,9 Billion
Date Of Birth: 4th October 1978
Garrett Camp is a well-known Canadian businessman who has been able to create impressive businesses that have shot him into the league of billionaires and has made him become one of the richest men in Canada.
Born on the 4th of October in 1978, Garrett is the tenth man on our list, an investor whose exploits had affected a lot of people from different places in the world.
Actually, Garrett has paid his dues, has built a progression of firms doing well out there (the likes of Uber, StumbleUpon, and so on). He is a boss at Uber as well as Mix (which took over from StumbleUpon).
Impressively, Garrett has been positioning himself for greater exploits in the tech body at a younger age. For instance, back then in the year 2007, he was among the TR35 – that is, Top Innovators younger than age 35 at a big conference. The following year, he was hailed Bloomberg Businessweek for his exploits at a young tech entrepreneur. Hopefully, a young innovative guy like Garret would soon withness an enhancement in his value that will make him move higher on the list of the top richest men, not only in Canada but the world as a whole.
As it has been seen, Canada is a wealthy country with wealthy people, and there are a lot of very wealthy people who keep contributing to its growth. Hopefully, some of these guys will move higher in terms of their net worth very soon, so they will have more space in the world ranking and become more known on the global scene.
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