The Top 10 Richest People in Canada 2016. The individuals on the Rich 100 are worth $230 billion, more than the total gross domestic product of many countries in the world. And this year has been one of their best ever. Their combined net worth surged by more than 15 per cent, the biggest increase since 2000. The reward for the wealthy is partly a result of a worldwide market rally — the S&P 500 Index rose more than 16 per cent, while the Nasdaq increased 17 per cent.
While the actual economies of Canada and the U.S. aren’t faring particularly well, so long as the U.S. Federal Reserve maintains its stimulus program, stock markets will tick higher. What follows are the top 10 wealthiest Canadians from our 2013 Rich 100 list.The Top 10 Richest People in Canada 2016.
The Top 10 Richest People in Canada 2016
David Kenneth Roy Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet is a Canadian media magnate. He is the son of the late Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet and his siblings are actress Taylor Thomson and Peter Thomson.
- Net Worth : $26.1 billion
- Born: June 12, 1957 (age 56)
- Parents: Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet
- Spouse: Laurie Ludwick
- Siblings: Peter Thomson, Taylor Thomson
- Education: Selwyn College, Cambridge (1978), Selwyn College, Cambridge, Upper Canada College
Willard Gordon Galen Weston, is an English-Canadian businessman and philanthropist as well as Executive Chairman of George Weston Limited, a leading food processing and distribution company.
- Net Worth : $10.4 billion
- Born: October 29, 1940 (age 73), Marlow, United Kingdom
- Spouse: Hilary Weston (m. 1966)
- Parents: W. Garfield Weston
- Children: Galen Weston, Jr., Alannah Weston
- Siblings: Garry Weston
- Education: University of Western Ontario, Upper Canada College
The Irvings’ business interests play an increasingly crucial role in the Canadian crude industry, as last summer’s Lac-Megantic rail disaster highlighted. (The train was filled with oil bound for an Irving refinery.) With new pipelines west to the B.C. coast and south through the U.S. still stymied, New Brunswick has emerged as the
- Net Worth : $7.85 billion
The family business is seeing a changing of the guard this year. In September, the chief executive of U.K.-based Vodafone Group, Guy Lawrence, was named president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc. (which owns Canadian Business). He replaces retiring CEO Nadir Mohamed, the first ever non-family member to lead the business, who took the helm from.
- Net Worth : $7.6 billion
James Allen “Jim” Pattison, (born October 1, 1928) is a Canadian business magnate, billionaire, and philanthropist. He is based in Vancouver. He is the president, managing director, chief executive officer, chairman and sole owner of the Jim Pattison Group, the largest privately held company in Canada and Canada’s richest person.
- Net Worth : $7.39 billion
- Nationality: Canada
- Occupation: businessman
- Known for: founder of Jim Pattison Group
Few would consider dairy products to be a “strategic resource,” but Saputo’s US$450-million offer for Australia’s Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co. is stoking nationalist sentiments Down Under. Lino Saputo Jr., who serves as CEO of Canada’s largest dairy producer, made the offer this fall as part of an international expansion plan. The proposal kicked off.
- Net Worth : $5.24 billion
Estate of Paul Desmarais, Sr:-
The Honourable Paul Desmarais, Sr., PC CC OQ (January 4, 1927 – October 8, 2013) was a Canadian financier in Montreal. With an estimated net worth of $US 4.5 billion (as of March 2011), Desmarais was ranked by Forbes as the fourth wealthiest person in Canada and 235th in the world. He was CEO of the Power Corporation of Canada (PCC), a Canadian company active in the fields of mass media, pulp and paper and financial services.Canada has had its share of influential leaders, but none will likely ever match the global business and political connections Paul Desmarais Sr. cultivated over his career.
- Net Worth : $4.93 billion
- Age: 86
- Born: April 27, 1927
Jeffrey S. Skoll:-
Jeffrey Skoll, OC (born January 16, 1965) is a Canadian engineer, internet entrepreneur and film producer. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California.With an estimated net worth of $US 3.8 billion (as of September 2013), Skoll was ranked by Forbes as the 7th wealthiest Canadian and 347th in the world.He was the first employee and also first president of internet auction firm eBay, and used the wealth this gave him to become a philanthropist, particularly through the Skoll Foundation, and found the independent movie production company Participant Media.
- Net Worth : $4.92 billion
- Age: 49
- Source of Wealth: Ebay, self-made
- Residence: Los Angeles, CA
- Country of Citizenship: United States
- Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Toronto; Master of Business Administration, Stanford University
- Marital Status: Single
Three members of the Richardson family were murdered in Medicine Hat, Alberta in April 2006. The murders were planned and committed by the family’s 12-year-old daughter, Jasmine Richardson, and her 23-year-old boyfriend Jeremy Steinke, now going by the name Jackson May. Richardson International acquired $900 million worth of grain-handling assets that had belonged to Viterra this year, and Richardson GMP became Canada’s largest independent wealth managers with its $132 million acquisition of Macquarie Group Ltd.
- Net Worth : $4.45 billion
After landing Air Canada’s new global operations centre and the new Shoppers Drug Mart HQ as tenants at its Brampton, Ont., business park, Carlo Fidani’s Orlando Corp. Added another two-million square feet to the commercial property on spec. With a reputed vacancy rate of less than 2 per cent on more than 40 million square feet of industrial, office and retail property in the GTA, the company is known for moving fast, despite the high-octane distraction of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Fidani’s pet project.
- Net Worth : $4.08 billion
- Age: 59
- Source of Wealth: real estate, inherited
- Country of Citizenship: Canada