Thomson family's wealth up 30% in a year
Thursday 21 November 2013
The net worth of Canada's Thomson family, majority owners of Thomson Reuters, leaped 30 per cent over the past year to C$26.1 billion, securing yet again their position as the country's richest by a wide margin.
The Toronto-based family has long topped the list of Canada’s wealthiest people. A year ago, their fortune was estimated at C$20.1 billion. The family is headed by David Thomson, pictured, who is chairman of Thomson Reuters and also of his family’s investment company Woodbridge through which it runs its business interests.
Double-digit growth also boosted the net worth of Canada’s next richest family the Westons, who control a grocery business, up 24 per cent to C$10.4 billion from C$8.2 billion last year.
The figures were estimated by Canadian Business magazine. ■
- The Globe and Mail