Who are the richest Quebecers in the country?

Who are the richest Quebecers in the country?

Ten Quebecers are among the 50 richest Canadians according to the real-time ranking produced by Forbes. They acquired their fortune thanks to the success of their businesses and, sometimes, thanks to their families.

Alain Bouchard

Ranked 7th among the richest Canadians, we find the co-founder and executive chairman of the board of directors of Alimentation Couche-Tard, Alain Bouchard. With a net worth of 6.5 billion dollars, thanks in particular to the success of his convenience stores, the 74-year-old man is the richest Quebecer. This is among other things what allowed it to become the owner of 2193 service stations in Europe last March at a cost of 4.5 billion.

Lino Saputo

No. 12 on the Forbes list are Lino Saputo and his family, the founders of the dairy company of the same name. The 86-year-old Italian-Canadian immigrated to Canada in 1952 and founded his company two years later. Saputo's commercial success has ensured it a net worth of $5 billion today.

Lawrence Stroll

Ranked 18th is Lawrence Stroll, father of F1 driver Lance Stroll, thanks to his net worth valued at $3.6 billion. The 63-year-old made his fortune in the clothing business with his assets in Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors. It’s his father who brought the brands Pierre Cardin and Ralph Lauren to Canada. As well as funding his son's racing career, Lawrence Stroll recently set up the Racing Point F1 Team and took ownership of carmaker Aston Martin in 2020.

Jacques d’Amours

Co-founder of Couche-Tard, Jacques D’Amours, has a net worth of 3.1 billion, earning him 23rd place on the charts. He is 66 today.

Jean Coutu

In 24th row is Jean Coutu, who founded the pharmacy company of the same name in 1969. Jean Coutu Group is, since 2004, in the top5 of the largest pharmacies in the country. The 95-year-old man’s net worth is valued at $3.1 billion.

Serge Godin

In 29th place is Serge Godin, founder of Conseils en gestion etinformatique (CGI), an information technology consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and solutions company. The 72-year-old has a net worth of $2.7 billion and CGI today employs more than 90,000 people in some 40 countries.

Charles Bronfman

Charles Bronfman is the 31st richest person in the country. Montreal businessman and philanthropist Charles Bronfman has a net worth of $2.5 billion thanks to the business success of the now defunct family liquor bottling and distribution company Seagram. He was the majority owner of the Montreal Expos before they moved.

Pierre Karl Péladeau

The director of Quebecor and new owner of the Montreal Alouettes, Pierre Karl Péladeau, finds himself in 39th place among Canadian fortunes. Heir to Quebecor founded by his father, Pierre Karl Péladeau, 61, has an estimated net worth of $1.9 billion.

Richard Fortin

Another Couche-Tard co-founder, Richard Fortin, has an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion, ranking him 46th. The 74-year-old was director of Transcontinental in addition to having been director of the National Bank from 2013 to 2018.

Philip Fayer

< p>The Montrealer, founder of the electronic payment processing company Nuvei, Philip Fayer, is the 50th richest Canadian, and this at the age of 45 years. He has a net worth of $1.5 billion.

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