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15. Bernard “Barry” Sherman
Net Worth: $4.77 billion
Change from 2017 Ranking: ▲3.2%
Major company holdings: Apotex Group
In 2016, Bernard (Barry) Sherman emerged as an ardent supporter of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party. The chairman of Apotex, the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada, came under fire recently for helping to organize a $500-per-ticket pay-for-access fundraiser for the party. Apotex regularly lobbies the federal government, and Sherman pulled out of the event after federal lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd began to investigate.