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10 Richest People in Vancouver 2014
1. Jimmy Pattison – $7.88 billion
The 86-year-old Vancouverite, has stakes in a range of media, retail and entertainment businesses through his company, Jim Pattison Group.
2. The Aquilini Family – $2.8 billion
Francesco Aquilini is the managing director and public face of the Vancouver-based Aquilini Group. Most know him as the owner of our beloved Canucks.
3. The Lalji Family – $2.69 billion
Lalji’s family company, The Larco Group, is one of the Lower Mainland’s largest land developers, with hotel and retail properties, most notable of all is West Vancouver’s Park Royal Shopping Centre.
4. Bob Gagliardi – $2.58 billion
The founder of Vancouver- and Calgary-based Northland Properties Group, whose primary holdings are hotels and restaurants.
5. Brandt Louie – $2.3 billion
Louie family scion and chairman/CEO of the Vancouver-based H.Y. Louie Company, Brandt Louie is a noted philanthropist and chancellor emeritus of Simon Fraser University.
6. Chip Wilson – $2.1 billion
As part of a truce this year with the lululemon board of directors, founder and Vancouverite Wilson sold half his 27 per cent stake in the company for $845 million and stepped down as board chairman.
7. Hassan Khosrowshahi – $1.08 billion
Iranian-Canadian Khosrowshahi is chairman of the Persis Group of Companies, headquartered in Vancouver, which has substantial interests in several sectors, including land development and pharmaceutical royalties.
8. The Chan Family – $1.08 billion
Hong Kong born Caleb Chan is the president of Burrard International Holdings, the Vancouver-headquartered Chan family real estate and development holding company.
9. Gary Charlwood – $984 million
Franchise conglomerate Charlwood, the Vancouver-based founder of Uniglobe Travel, started his franchise career when he and a partner purchased the Canadian rights to Century 21.
10. Belkin Family – $900 million
Owners of the privately-held, Vancouver-based Belkorp Group of Companies, run by Stuart Belkin, son of founder Morris, the family has interests in numerous industries from sugar to pulp and paper.