Rich 100 2009

Rich 100

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RankNameAgeCityProvIndustriesCompaniesNet worth ($Bil)2008 RankPrevious net worthChange ($Bil)% Change
           
1Thomson family-TorontoONMedia, information distributionThomson Reuters, Woodbridge Co. Ltd.21.99118.453.5419.2
2James (J. K.), Arthur, John (Jack) Irving-Saint JohnNBOil, forestry products, gas stations, media, transportationIrving Oil Ltd., J. D. Irving Ltd.7.2827.110.172.3
3Weston, Galen69TorontoONFood, groceries, real estate, retailGeorge Weston Ltd., Loblaw Cos. Ltd.6.4736.58-0.11-1.7
4James (Jimmy) Pattison81VancouverBCAuto sales, food, media, forestry products, entertainment, export servicesJim Pattison Group5.0754.930.142.8
5Rogers Family (Was Ted Rogers)-TorontoONCable TV, communications, pro sportsRogers Communications Inc.4.745.05-0.35-6.9
6Paul Desmarais Sr.82MontrealQCFinancial services, energyPower Corp. of Canada4.2884.110.174.2
7Bernard (Barry) Sherman67TorontoONPharmaceuticalsApotex Group of Cos.3.8593.770.082.1
8David Azrieli87MontrealQCReal estateCanpro Investments Ltd.3.7374.15-0.42-10.2
9Jeff Skoll44Palo AltoCAInternet, mediaeBay Inc., Participant Media3.59103.140.4514.2
10Fred and Ron Mannix-CalgaryABMining, energy, real estateMancal Group2.98112.830.145
11Michael Lazaridis48WaterlooONMobile communicationsResearch In Motion Ltd.2.9142.590.3111.8
12Saputo Family-MontrealQCFood, real estate, transportationSaputo Inc.2.76132.620.145.4
13Alan, Barry and Clayton Zekelman-WindsorONSteel tubingAtlas Tube2.74152.580.166.2
14Carlo Fidani55TorontoONReal estateOrlando Corp.2.73122.710.020.8
15Richardson Family-WinnipegMBAgriculture, real estate, oil and gas, financial servicesJames Richardson & Sons Ltd.2.72192.340.3816.4
16James Balsillie48WaterlooONMobile communicationsResearch In Motion Ltd.2.67182.370.312.8
17Daryl Katz48EdmontonABDrug stores, professional sportsKatz Group of Cos., Edmonton Oilers2.36172.43-0.07-3.1
18Charles Bronfman78New YorkNYEntertainment, investingVivendi2.33202.270.073
19Harrison McCain Family-FlorencevilleNBFrozen foodsMcCain Foods Ltd.2.3212.110.198.8
20Alex Shnaider41TorontoONSteel, real estate, food production and retailMidland Resources Holding Ltd.2.1364.25-2.12-49.8
21Allan Slaight78TorontoONBroadcastingStandard Broadcasting Corp. Ltd.1.98231.950.031.6
22Wallace McCain79TorontoONFrozen foods, food processingMcCain Foods Ltd., Maple Leaf Foods Inc.1.93251.750.1810.2
23Murray Edwards49CalgaryABOil and gas, aerospace, pro sports, resortsCanadian Natural Resources Ltd., Ensign Energy Services Inc., Calgary Flames1.9271.650.2615.6
24Bombardier Family-MontrealQCAerospace, railBombardier Inc., Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.1.9222.04-0.14-6.9
25Stephen Jarislowsky84MontrealQCInvestingJarislowsky Fraser Ltd.1.85311.480.3725
26Marcel Adams89MontrealQCReal estateIberville Developments Ltd.1.74261.750-0.2
27Reichmann Family-TorontoONReal estateCanary Wharf Group PLC, O&Y Properties Corp., Reichmann International Development Corp.1.72281.640.095.2
28Michael Lee-Chin58BurlingtonONFinancial services, communicationsAIC Ltd., National Commercial Bank Jamaica Ltd., Columbus Communications Inc.1.7162.44-0.74-30.4
29Lalji Family-VancouverBCReal estateLarco Investments Ltd.1.7291.620.085.2
30Sobey Family-New GlasgowNSGroceries, real estateEmpire Co. Ltd.1.67241.78-0.11-6
31Terence (Terry) Matthews66OttawaONTelecommunications, real estateNewbridge Networks Corp., Wesley Clover Corp., Alcatel1.65301.490.1711.2
32Robert Friedland59SingaporeMining, energyIvanhoe Mines Ltd., Ivanhoe Energy Inc.1.59930.51.09216.6
33Brandt Louie66BurnabyBCPharmacies, groceriesH. Y. Louie Co. Ltd.1.57331.40.1611.5
34David Cheriton57Palo AltoCATechnologyGoogle Inc.1.55381.290.2620.3
35Guy Laliberté50MontrealQCEntertainmentCirque du Soleil1.5321.470.021.5
36Clay Riddell72CalgaryABOil, restaurants, pro sportsParamount Resources Ltd., Paramount Energy Trust, Trilogy Energy Trust1.41461.140.2724
37Mitchell Goldhar48TorontoONReal estateSmartCentres Inc., Calloway REIT1.37501.060.3230.2
38Muzzo Family-WoodbridgeONReal estateMuzzo Group of Cos.1.33351.320.010.8
39Bob Gaglardi68VancouverBCReal estate, hotels, restaurantsNorthland Properties Ltd.1.31341.35-0.04-2.8
40Seymour Schulich69TorontoONOil, miningNewmont Mining Corp. of Canada Ltd., Canadian Oil Sands Trust1.31421.20.119.2
41John MacBain51GenevaCHMediaTrader Classified Media NV1.31371.290.021.3
42Gerald (Gerry) Schwartz and Heather Reisman-TorontoONBooks, auto parts, computer parts, real estate, movies, health careOnex Corp., Indigo Books & Music Inc.1.29441.180.1210
43Peter Gilgan59OakvilleONHome buildingMattamy Homes Ltd.1.23401.220.010.6
44Michael DeGroote75BermudaWaste disposal, transportation, professional servicesCBIZ Inc., AutoNation Inc., Laidlaw Inc.1.22391.26-0.04-3.6
45Jean Coutu82MontrealQCPharmaciesJean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.1.21550.950.2627.2
46Joseph and Ted Burnett-TorontoONReal estate, retail, food, horsesBurnac Corp.1.19431.1900.1
47Robert Miller67MontrealQCElectronic-component distribution, computer parts, real estateFuture Electronics Inc.1.19361.32-0.13-9.8
48Frank Stronach77 OberwaltersdorfATAuto parts, horsesMagna International Inc.1.19511.040.1413.9
49Douglas Fregin49WaterlooONMobile communicationsResearch In Motion Ltd.1.17521.030.1413.8
50Alfredo (Fred) DeGasperis75ConcordONReal estate, constructionMetrus Developments Inc., Con-Strada Group of Cos.1.15451.140.010.9
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