Top 10 Richest People In Canada 2011

This 25th year of tracking global wealth was one to remember. The 2011 Forbes Billionaires List breaks two records: total number of listees (1,210) and combined wealth ($4.5 trillion). This horde surpasses the gross domestic product of Germany, one of only six nations to have fewer billionaires this year.

BRICs led the way: Brazil, Russia, India and China produced 108 of the 214 new names. These four nations are home to one in four members, up from one in 10 five years ago. Before this year only the U.S. had ever produced more than 100 billionaires. China now has 115 and Russia 101.

Here’s the list of Top-10 Richest People In Canada:

No.1 David Thomson & family

Net Worth:

$23 billion As of March 2011

Source: media, inherited

No.2 Galen Weston & family

Net Worth:

$7.1 billion As of March 2011

Source: Retail, inherited and growing

No.3 Jim Pattison

Net Worth:

$5.8 billion As of March 2011

Source: Diversified, self-made

No.4 Paul Desmarais

Net Worth:

$4.5 billion As of March 2011

Source: finance, self-made

No.5 James & Arthur Irving

Net Worth:

$3.5 billion As of March 2011

Source: oil, inherited and growing

No.6 Emanuele “Lino” Saputo

Net Worth:

$3.4 billion As of March 2011

Source: dairy, inherited and growing

No.7 Jeffrey Skoll

Net Worth:

$3.2 billion As of March 2011

Source: Ebay, self-made

No.8 David Azrieli & family

Net Worth:

$3.1 billion As of March 2011

Source: shopping malls, self-made

No.9 Bernard “Barry” Sherman

Net Worth:$2.9 billion As of March 2011

Source: pharmaceuticals, self-made

No.10 Robert Miller

Net Worth:

$2.5 billion As of March 2011

Source: Retail, self-made


[See full list on Forbes.com]

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