B.C.’s 11 richest people (includes Canada’s richest woman)

11. 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.

10. 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.

9. 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.

8. 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 pharmac

7. 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% stake in the company for $845 million and stepped down as board chairman.

6. 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.

5. Bob Gaglardi | $2.58 billion

The founder of Vancouver- and Calgary-based- Northland Properties Group, whose primary holdings are hotels and restaurants.

4. The Lalji Family | $2.69 billion

Lalji’s family company, The Larco Group, is one of the Lower Mainland’s largest land developers, with extensive hotel and retail properties, including West Vancouver’s Park Royal Mall.

3. The Aquilini Family | $2.8 billion

Francesco Aquilini is the managing director and public face of the Vancouver-based Aquilini Group, the parent company of a diverse group of investments. The company is perhaps best-known for owni

2. Sherry Brydson | $6.6 billion

Former journalist Brydson, the eldest granddaughter of the late Roy Thomson, has a diverse business portfolio including Viking Air Ltd. and a Toronto spa, as well as a 23% stake in Woodbridge, the Tor

1. Jimmy Pattison | $7.88 billion

The self-made billionaire, an 86-year-old long-time Vancouverite, has stakes in a range of media, retail and entertainment businesses through his company, The Jim Pattison Group.

Billionaire Jimmy Pattison is ranked fourth on Canada’s richest list but comes in at No. 1 in B.C.

B.C. may be home to the wealthiest woman in Canada, but when it comes to provincial loot, even Thomson heiress Sherry Brydson, worth a staggering $6.6 billion, comes in second to native son Jimmy Pattison, with his $7.88 billion fortune.   
Well-known family names dominate the B.C. contingent on this year’s ranking of Canada’s richest citizens, produced annually by Canadian Business magazine. B.C. boasted two entries in the top 10, while the province managed 11 spots overall.
From the mysterious Brydson, a former journalist and activist who lives in Victoria—and of whom little is known—to the media-happy Chip Wilson, B.C.’s richest entities span a diverse number of industries and personality types.