The Thomsons, who own Thomson Reuters and Woodbridge Co. (which include most of the Globe and Mail and The Winnipeg Jets) are worth a whopping $20.1 billion.
Despite their billions, the family’s fortune actually dropped 5.7 per cent since last year, amid advertising declines at the Globe and Mail and struggles at Eikon, a financial information services provider.
Coming in at No. 2 is Galen Weston, who owns George Weston Ltd., Loblaw Cos. and Holt Renfrew. He’s worth an estimated $8.2 billion.
Rounding out the top five on the list are:
- 3. $8.07 billion – J.K., Arthur and the late John Irving; Irving Oil Ltd. and JD Irving Ltd.
- 4. $6.41 billion – Rogers family; Rogers Communications Inc.
- 5. $6.14 billion – Jimmy Pattison; Jim Pattison Group