The founder of the Binance crypto exchange was born in China, but spent most of his life in Canada. Today he is considered the richest man in this country. According to the latest estimates, the personal capital of Changpeng Zhao is $65 billion. The main source of income for the 45-year-old billionaire is his brainchild, Binance. Despite the fact that the exchange regularly falls into the epicenter of scandals, it currently still ranks first in the world in terms of daily trading volume of cryptocurrencies, and its market value exceeds $19 billion.
Second place in the list of the richest people in Canada belongs to the 65-year-old media mogul David Thompson. Forbes estimates his capital at more than $49 billion. The businessman inherited most of this fortune from his father. In 2006, David Thompson acquired a controlling stake in the world's largest information company Thomson Corp., which 2 years later included Reuters. In addition, the billionaire has a stake in the Winnipeg Jets NHL club, as well as a solid art collection.
Third place in the list of the wealthiest Canadians is occupied by 93-year-old businessman Jim Pattison. Despite his advanced age, he still remains at the helm of the corporation he founded. Today, the Jim Pattison Group operates in 25 different businesses and is the second largest private company in the country. It has more than 48 thousand employees worldwide, andits annual sales volume exceeds $10 billion. As for the personal capital of Jim Pattinson, it is estimated at $12.2 billion.
This Canadian billionaire is known for making a huge fortune by investing in Google. The Stanford professor was one of the first to believe in Larry Page and Sergey Brin's start-up, and later became their chief business angel. Today, the personal capital of 71-year-old David Cheriton is estimated at almost $ 11 billion, despite the fact that the billionaire annually spends millions of dollars on charity. David Cheriton is called the main philanthropist of the country. He also actively supports science and education.
Closes the top 5 richest billionaires in Canada 58-year-old businessman of Taiwanese origin Joseph Tsai. According to the latest information, he has almost $ 8.5 billion in his personal account. The main source of income for this magnate is the securities of Alibaba Group. Joseph Tsai is the second-largest individual shareholder of the Chinese Internet giant, while the majority of the company's assets are in Jack Ma's portfolio. In addition, the billionaire owns the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team.