With a net worth of roughly $12.6 billion, Joseph Tsai, best known as a co-founder and executive vice-chairman of Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group, remains the richest person in Canada. A Taiwan native and Canadian citizen, Joseph Tsai’s fortune recorded a whopping gain of $500 million in 2020.
Sherry Brydson is the 2nd-richest person in Canada, with $11 billion, followed by Tobias Lutke ($9.83 billion), Galen Weston ($9 billion); and Jim Pattison ($7.59 billion). Arthur Irving ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $7.53 billion, followed by Taylor Thomson with $6.81 billion.
Globally, for the first time in recent history, Jeff Bezos (net worth $190 billion) looks like he could be dethroned by Elon R Musk (worth $170 billion, and gaining fast on the top spot) in the coming months, as of January 1, 2021.
Canada top 14 richest billionaires
- Joseph Tsai: $12.6 billion
- Sherry Brydson: $11.0 billion
- Tobias Lutke: $9.83 billion
- Galen Weston: $9.00 billion
- Jim Pattison: $7.59 billion
- Arthur Irving: $7.53 billion
- Taylor Thomson: $6.81 billion
- Peter Thomson: $6.81 billion
- David Thomson: $6.81 billion
- JK Irving: $6.25 billion
- Anthony von Mandl: $6.0 billion
- Chip Wilson: $5.96 billion
- Linda Campbell: $5.35 billion
- Gaye Farncombe: $5.35 billion
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