Sunday, December 5, 2010

Canada's richest people this 2010

Having a net worth of $23.36 billion and a 6.2%, the Thomson family of Toronto, Thomson Reuters, Woodbridge Co. Ltd. got it again to the top as Canada’s richest people for 2010, this is according to Canadian Business Online. David Thomson, since 2002 is the chairman of Thomson Corporation and after the acquisition of Reuters, he is now the chairman of the merged entities, Thomson Reuters. According, to Forbes Magazine, Thomson and his family is the 20th among the richest in the world  this year while their family remained to be the wealthiest in Canada.

List of people completing the 10 richest people in Canada.

1 Thomson family $23.36 billion 6.2%
Toronto, Thomson Reuters, Woodbridge Co. Ltd.

2 Galen Weston $8.5 billion 31.3%
Toronto, George Weston Ltd., Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Holt Renfrew

3 James (J. K.), Arthur, and estate of John (Jack) Irving $7.46 billion 2.5%
Saint John, N.B., Irving Oil Ltd., J.D. Irving Ltd.

4 Rogers family $6.02 billion 28%
Toronto, Rogers Communications Inc.

5 James (Jimmy) Pattison, $5.53 billion 9.1%
Vancouver, Jim Pattison Group

6 Paul Desmarais, Sr. $4.28 billion 0.2%
Montreal, Power Corp. of Canada

7 Bernard (Barry) Sherman $3.94 billion 2.3%
Toronto, Apotex Group of Cos.

8 Jeff Skoll, 45 (9) $3.56 billion 0.8%
PalO Alto, Calif., eBay Inc., Participant Media.

9 Saputo family (12) $3.52 billion 27.4%
Montreal, Saputo Inc.

10 Fred and Ron Mannix $3.18 billion 6.9%
Calgary, Mancal Group

Refer to Canadian Business Online for the Top 100 complete list of Canada’s richest people this 2010.

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