2012 Canadas richest person 2012

2012 Canadas richest person 2012 - When you think of Canada you don’t immediately think of it as a place where the richest people reside. That’s because on the world scale it isn’t however that does not mean there are not some extremely rich Canadians.

2012 Canadas richest person 2012

2012 Canadas richest person 2012

2012 Canadas richest person 2012

So who are the richest Canadians, where do they live, what is their net worth and what companies did they gain their riches from? Let’s take a look at the top 10 as organised by Canadian Business.

No. 1: Thomson family
2010 RANK: 1 2009 RANK: 1 NET WORTH: $23.36B, ?6.2%
HOME: Toronto COMPANIES: Thomson Reuters, Woodbridge Co.

No. 2: Galen Weston
Age: 70

2010 RANK: 2 2009 RANK: 3 NET WORTH: $8.5B, ?31.3%
HOME: Toronto COMPANIES: George Weston Ltd., Loblaws Cos. Ltd., Holt Renfrew

No. 3: Arthur, James and estate of John Irving
Ages: 79 and 82

2010 RANK: 3 2009 RANK: 2 NET WORTH: $7.46B, ?2.5%
HOME: Saint John, N.B. COMPANIES: Irving Oil Ltd., J.D. Irving Ltd.

No. 4: Rogers family
2010 RANK: 4 2009 RANK: 5 NET WORTH: $6.02B, ?28%
HOME: Toronto COMPANIES: Rogers Communications Inc.

No. 5: Jimmy Pattison
Age: 82

2010 RANK: 5 2009 RANK: 4 NET WORTH: $5.53B, ?9.1%
HOME: Vancouver COMPANIES: Jim Pattison Group

No. 6: Paul Desmarais, Sr.
Age: 83

2010 RANK: 6 2009 RANK: 6 NET WORTH: $4.28B, ?0.2%
HOME: Montreal COMPANIES: Power Corp. of Canada

No. 7: Barry Sherman
Age: 68

2010 RANK: 7 2009 RANK: 7 NET WORTH: $3.94B, ?2.3%
HOME: Toronto COMPANIES: Apotex Group of Cos.

No. 8: Jeff Skoll
Age: 45

2010 RANK: 8 2009 RANK: 9 NET WORTH: $3.56B, ?0.8%
HOME: Palo Alto, Calif. COMPANIES: eBay Inc.

No. 9: Saputo family
2010 RANK: 9 2009 RANK: 12 NET WORTH: $3.52B, ?27.4%
HOME: Montreal COMPANIES: Saputo Inc.

No. 10: Fred and Ron Mannix
Ages: 68 and 62

2010 RANK: 10 2009 RANK: 10 NET WORTH: $3.18B, ?6.9%
HOME: Calgary COMPANIES: Mancal Group

These are figures from the magazine’s 2011 rich list but I am sure they hold pretty steadfast for the moment although when this years list is published it will be very interesting to see if there has been any movement at all.

Canada’s richest people don’t come that close to those in USA overall but as you can see there are some seriously rich residents!

In a country that has it’s fair share of poverty it’s interesting to see such riches and much of that lies in telecommunications, oil and power, industries the country relies on. Tech isn’t as prominent as it is in USA.

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