3. Galen Weston
Net Worth: $13.55 billion
Change from 2017 Ranking: ▲2.6%
Major company holdings: George Weston, Associated British Foods, Loblaw, Selfridges, Holt Renfrew
The family behind Loblaw may have more money than just about everyone in the country, but that doesn’t mean it’s willing to part with any of it. The Westons gained attention this year for speaking out against “aggressive” minimum wage hike plans for Ontario and Alberta, which Galen Weston Jr.—who took over his father’s post as executive chairman of George Weston Ltd. last year—estimates would cost the food-processing and distribution company another $190 million in annual expenses.
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