Canadian Business has released a list of the top 25 Richest People in Canada. The list was published in Canadian Business’ 17th annual report on the richest people in Canada.
The report highlights both the upper-crust establishment figures who dominate the society pages and the self-starters who built their empires from scratch. According to the survey the Thomson family, who own the Reuters news service, were number one on the list with a net worth of $36.76 billion. The Thomson family gained approximately $6 billion to their net worth year-over-year.
The most notable change on the list was the arrival of Uber’s co-founder Garrett Camp, who is now Canada’s third-richest person with a total net worth of $9.18 billion.
Camp was still a grad student when he assisted in launching Stumbleupon in 2002. In 2008, while struggling to get a cab on a snowy night in Paris, he and Travis Kalanick came up with the idea of a ride service that you could order using your smartphone, which we now know as Uber.
Another notable family on the list is the Rogers Family, who ranks fourth on the list with a total net worth of $8.86 billion. Check out Canadian Business magazine for the complete list.
[via Huff Post]