Net Worth: $1.36 Billion
- Source of Wealth Money Management
- Birth Place Berlin, Germany
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Stephen A. Jarislowsky
- Nationality Canada
- Date of Birth September 1925
- Ethnicity German
- Occupation Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd
- Education Cornell University, University of Chicago and Harvard University
- Children 4
About Stephen Jarislowsky
Stephen Jarislowsky is a Canadian financier, businessman and philanthropist, with an estimated net worth of $1.36 billion as of April 2016 according to Forbes. He is also the 22nd richest person in Canada and 804th on the world billionaires list.
Stephen A. Jarislowsky was born in Berlin, Germany in September 1925. He earned his estimated net worth of $1.6 billion as the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd. The firm is considered as one of the largest and most successful investment management firms in Canada, with more than $39 billion in assets under management.
Though he admitted to Forbes that he was almost “ancient,” 87-year-old Jarislowsky is widely recognized as the “Warren Buffett of Canada.” In November 2012, he announced that he was retiring as the CEO of the firm. However, he will still remain as the chairman of the firm which he founded 57 years ago.
Mr. Jarislowsky remains as vocal as ever. He has penned several opinion pieces in the Globe and Mail in Canada with topics including the influence of money in politics and the problems of suppressing English in Quebec. He is also an art fanatic and collector with pieces ranging from Chinese jade to French impressionism. He owns the Mariana Island near Vancouver which is a 2,000-acre islet with amazing beaches and mountain views in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia.