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Canadian Billionaires: Richest People In Canada, 2019

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With an estimated net worth of $39 billion, David Thomson, chairman of Thomson Reuters, is the wealthiest person in Canada, that’s according to CEOWORLD magazine’s Canada Rich List Index For 2019. The number two spot for Canada was occupied by Joseph Tsai, vice-chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, worth $10.2 billion.

According to the financial publication’s annual listing, 2019 saw the total wealth of the top 10 richest Canadian hits a new record high of $96.4 billion. Galen Weston is the third richest person in the country; his net worth stands at $9 billion.

David Cheriton and James Irving rounded up the top five wealthiest people in Canada with $6.4 billion and $6.3 billion, respectively.

To identify wealthiest people in Canada, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed numerous national and international media reports. Additional information about the billionaires came from Forbes global index, and all estimated net worth figures are in U.S. dollars. Jim Pattison is 6th on the list with $5.7 billion.

Huang Chulong holds the 7th spot with a whopping net worth of $5.6 billion, followed by Emanuele Saputo ($5.1 billion), Chip Wilson ($4.6 billion), and Mark Scheinberg ($4.5 billion).

Who Are Canada’s Top Billionaires?

Canadian Billionaires: Richest People In Canada, 2019

  1. David Thomson: $39 billion
  2. Joseph Tsai: $10.2 billion
  3. Galen Weston: $9 billion
  4. David Cheriton: $6.4 billion
  5. James Irving: $6.3 billion
  6. Jim Pattison: $5.7 billion
  7. Huang Chulong: $5.6 billion
  8. Emanuele (Lino) Saputo: $5.1 billion
  9. Chip Wilson: $4.6 billion
  10. Mark Scheinberg: $4.5 billion
  11. Alain Bouchard: $4.1 billion
  12. Peter Gilgan: $4 billion
  13. Arthur Irving: $3.5 billion
  14. Daryl Katz: $3.1 billion
  15. Bob Gaglardi: $3 billion
  16. Tobi Lutke: $2.9 billion
  17. Garrett Camp: $2.7 billion
  18. Robert Miller: $2.7 billion
  19. Mitchell Goldhar: $2.7 billion
  20. Lawrence Stroll: $2.6 billion
  21. Jean Coutu: $2.5 billion
  22. Michael Lee-Chin: $2.4 billion
  23. Carlo Fidani: $2.3 billion
  24. Serge Godin: $2.3 billion
  25. Charles Bronfman: $2.3 billion
  26. Jacques D’Amours: $2.1 billion
  27. Pierre Karl Péladeau: $1.8 billion
  28. Stephen Smith: $1.8 B $2 billion
  29. Marcel Adams: $1.7 billion
  30. Stephen Jarislowsky: $1.6 billion
  31. Hal Jackman: $1.6 billion
  32. Gerald Schwartz: $1.6 billion
  33. Mark Leonard: $1.5 billion
  34. N. Murray Edwards: $1.4 billion
  35. Bruce Flatt: $1.4 billion
  36. Brandt Louie: $1.4 billion
  37. Peter Szulczewski: $1.4 billion
  38. K. Rai Sahi: $1.3 billion
  39. Jack Cockwell: $1.3 billion
  40. Terence (Terry) Matthews: $1.2 billion
  41. Guy Laliberté: $1 billion

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Ryan Miller
Senior associate editor at ​the CEOWORLD magazine. Raised in Boston with a Brooklyn accent.
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