Popularly known as the Great White North, Canada has been an important pothole of world business deals today. And why not, for it is home to some of the most proficient deal makers and influential pedlars of the west. Call them business magnates or trade honchos, they are the true moguls of business who have helped Canada become a powerhouse that it is today. Who can undermine the contribution of Pattison Empire by still-effervescent Jim Pattison who has dodged age as just a number? Can you ignore the efforts by Heather Reisnman as the CEO of Indigo Books & Music Inc? The name Paul Browning is enough to define the next generation Canadian oil and gas market. Had Frank Mckenna had a LinkedIn profile, the internet would surely have been jammed! Does the name Mark Wiseman ring a bell? Sure it does, for he is responsible for managing the largest pot of investable money in Canada; his decisions affecting the fate of 18 million Canadians! The boardrooms and backrooms of Canada’s top business houses wouldn’t have worked as efficiently as they are, had these men and women not acted as torchbearers! Peek-a-boo into this section and update yourself with the profile, life and works of some of the most influential and famous Canadian business magnates.
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Antoni PorowskiAntoni Porowski
14 March 1984
Television Personality

Wayne GretzkyWayne Gretzky
26 January 1961
Ice Hockey Player

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
03 March 1847
Inventor of Telephone

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
14 September 1962
Business People

Drew ScottDrew Scott
28 April 1978
Actor, Realtor
Linus SebastianLinus Sebastian
20 August 1986
CEO of Linus Media Group

Maryse OuelletMaryse Ouellet
21 January 1983
Wrestler

Doug FordDoug Ford
20 November 1964
Businessman, Politician
Li Ka-shingLi Ka-shing
29 July 1928
Entrepreneur

Robin SharmaRobin Sharma
16 June 1964
Writer, Public Speaker
David BaszuckiDavid Baszucki
20 January 1963
Entrepreneur

Garrett CampGarrett Camp
04 October 1978
Innovator & Entrepreneurs

Edgar Bronfman Jr.Edgar Bronfman Jr.
16 May 1955
Businessman

John ToryJohn Tory
28 May 1954
Mayor of Toronto

James J. HillJames J. Hill
16 September 1838
Canadian-American railroad executive, Businessman

Quinn LundbergQuinn Lundberg
1983 AD
Businesswoman, Wife of Zach Galifianakis

PeachesPeaches
11 November 1968
Musician

Kevin O’LearyKevin O’Leary
09 July 1954
Businessman
George StephenGeorge Stephen
05 June 1829
Scots-Quebecker Banker, Railway Executive in

Jack L WarnerJack L Warner
02 August 1892
Film Executive
Alexander Henry the ElderAlexander Henry The Elder
31 July 1739
Explorer, Pioneer of British-Canadian Fur Trade

Nathan FielderNathan Fielder
12 May 1983
Screenwriter

Feras AntoonFeras Antoon
29 June 1975
Businessman
Mike HolmesMike Holmes
03 August 1963
Investors

Mark CarneyMark Carney
16 March 1965
Economist
Sean AverySean Avery
10 April 1980
Ice hockey player, Model, Restaurateur

Seth BullockSeth Bullock
23 July 1849
Politician

Michael Lee-ChinMichael Lee-Chin
03 January 1951
Business Person
Jim TrelivingJim Treliving
12 May 1941
 

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Jack Kent CookeJack Kent Cooke
25 October 1912
Businessman
Sergio MarchionneSergio Marchionne
17 June 1952
Businessperson

Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth Arden
31 December 1878
Cosmetologist

Paul SniderPaul Snider
15 April 1951
Photographer

Stewart ButterfieldStewart Butterfield
01 May 1973
Entrepreneur
Galen WestonGalen Weston
29 October 1940
Entrepreneur
Edgar Bronfman Sr.Edgar Bronfman Sr.
20 June 1929
Businessman

Maxime BernierMaxime Bernier
18 January 1963
Politician

Jim PattisonJim Pattison
01 October 1928
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Brendan ShanahanBrendan Shanahan
23 January 1969
Ice Hockey executive
Belinda StronachBelinda Stronach
02 May 1966
Politician, Businesswoman, Philanthropist

Andrea JungAndrea Jung
1959 AD
CEO

Alice DixsonAlice Dixson
28 July 1969
Actress

James McGillJames McGill
06 October 1744
Businessman

Frank GiustraFrank Giustra
1957 AD
stockbroker, businessperson, philanthropist
Ben WeiderBen Weider
01 February 1923
Businessperson

W. Brett WilsonW. Brett Wilson
01 July 1957
Investment banker
Peter GatienPeter Gatien
08 August 1952
Businessperson

Victor Li Tzar-kuoiVictor Li Tzar-kuoi
01 August 1964
Businessperson

Daryl KatzDaryl Katz
31 May 1961
Lawyer
Peter MunkPeter Munk
08 November 1927
Engineer

Charles BronfmanCharles Bronfman
27 June 1931
Businessperson
Frank StronachFrank Stronach
06 September 1932
Politician, Tool and die maker, Industrialist

Doug Ford Sr.Doug Ford Sr.
27 February 1933
Businessman

Eugene MelnykEugene Melnyk
27 May 1959
Chief executive officer

Paul DesmaraisPaul Desmarais
04 January 1927
Financier

Sidney HarmanSidney Harman
04 August 1918
Engineer
Lino SaputoLino Saputo
10 June 1937
entrepreneur, businessperson

Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of FleetRoy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet
05 June 1894
Media Proprietor

Pierre-Esprit RadissonPierre-Esprit Radisson
1636 AD
Fur Trader

Jim BalsillieJim Balsillie
03 February 1961
Businessperson
Hugh AchesonHugh Acheson
05 November 1971
Chef

Alex AnthopoulosAlex Anthopoulos
25 May 1977
chief executive officer
William Pirrie, 1st Viscount PirrieWilliam Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie
31 May 1847
Businessman

Ralph GillesRalph Gilles
14 January 1970
CEO of Street & Racing Technology

K. C. IrvingK. C. Irving
14 March 1899
Industrialist
John ManleyJohn Manley
05 January 1950
Lawyer

Frank McKennaFrank McKenna
19 January 1948
Politician, Lawyer, Banker, Diplomat
Thomas J. BataThomas J. Bata
17 September 1914
Shoe Manufacturer

Herbert Henry DowHerbert Henry Dow
26 February 1866
Industrialist

William Cornelius Van HorneWilliam Cornelius Van Horne
03 February 1843
Railroad Executive
Samuel CunardSamuel Cunard
21 November 1787
Magnate

Harrison McCainHarrison McCain
03 November 1927
Businessman
Izzy AsperIzzy Asper
11 August 1932
Lawyer

Seymour SchulichSeymour Schulich
06 January 1940
 

Glen ClarkGlen Clark
22 November 1957
Politician

Brian WongBrian Wong
14 April 1991
 
Tim UppalTim Uppal
14 November 1974
Banker, Politician
John BassettJohn Bassett
25 August 1915
Media proprietor

Billy CaldwellBilly Caldwell
17 March 1782
American Indian leader

Henry KelseyHenry Kelsey
1667 AD
Explorer

Pierre PéladeauPierre Péladeau
11 April 1925
Publisher
Hugh AllanHugh Allan
29 September 1810
Financier

Sinclair RossSinclair Ross
22 January 1908
Banker

Frank MooresFrank Moores
18 February 1933
Businessman

Edward BronfmanEdward Bronfman
01 November 1927
Businessman

Walter L. GordonWalter L. Gordon
27 January 1906
Accountant
Peter BronfmanPeter Bronfman
02 October 1929
Entrepreneur

Roy Brown Jr.Roy Brown Jr.
30 October 1916
Car designer
Francis HincksFrancis Hincks
14 December 1807
Businessman

Richard John CartwrightRichard John Cartwright
04 December 1835
Canadian statesman
Washington Atlee BurpeeWashington Atlee Burpee
05 April 1858
Businessman
Duncan CameronDuncan Cameron
1764 AD
Political figure