Weston family, Pattison, Coutu make Forbes billionaires list

Magazine's annual list ranks the richest people in the world

Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the richest people
in the world, and five Canadians across the grocery/pharmacy and food manufacturing industries earned a spot.

Familiar faces including Galen Weston and family, Jim Pattison and Jean Coutu made the billionaires list, which included 45 Canadians in all. According to Forbes, the list is a snapshot of “wealth using stock prices and exchange rates from February 8, 2019. Some people become richer or poorer within days of publication.”

The five Canadians in the grocery/pharmacy/food industries that made Forbes’ annual list include:

#174–Galen Weston and family ($8.4 billion)

#272–Jim Pattison ($6 billion)

#343–Emanuele Saputo and family ($5.1 billion)

#568–Alain Bouchard ($3.7 billion)

#962–Jean Coutu ($2.4 billion)

(All figures are in U.S. dollars.)

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