In the 1970s, the wealthiest people in Canada were mainly grocery, mining and industrial tycoons, reports Canadian Business. But over the last 40 years, there has been a massive shift in who makes up the country’s elite.
These days, says CB, there’s “a new crop of entrepreneurs [that are] elbowing their way into the ranks of Canada’s billionaire class. We’ll call them the next establishment: a generation of audacious global entrepreneurs, who are contemptuous of borders and [who] make their mark by massively disrupting entrenched industries that never saw it coming.”
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Some of these entrepreneurs are barely out of their 30s, adds CB, and many have found success in industries such as technology. Read more, or click here for the full list of Canada’s Richest People of 2016.
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