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Aldo Bensadoun

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Net worth 2018: $1 Billion
Residence: Montreal, Canada
Country: Canada
BirthDay: 1939
Children: 3

Aldo Bensadoun was bornon 1939 in Montreal, Canada, Canada. Aldo Bensadoun is the founder and executive chairman of retailer ALDO, best known for its footwear and accessories. The son of a shoe merchant and grandson of a cobbler, he was born in Morocco and spent most of his childhood in France. He moved to Montreal for college and in 1972 opened ALDO as a concession within a chain of popular fashion boutiques. That same year, Mr. B, as he is nicknamed, introduced an Italian clog that became a massive bestseller. The first freestanding ALDO store opened in Montreal in 1978. A nonfamily CEO has been running the business for the past three years, seeking fresh footing by raising prices, trimming shoe offerings and pruning the number of North American stores.


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In 2012, his son, David, along with Patrick Beaule were the first Canadian four wheel team to complete the Dakar Rally


His second wife is Dianne Bibeau; they have a daughter, Daniela (born 1991)


He worked at Yellow Shoes before founding the precursor to the ALDO Group in 1972 as a stand within the Le Château store in Montreal


His first wife was a Scottish Protestant; they had two sons: David (born 1970) and Douglas (born 1973)


He attended Cornell University before relocating to Montreal and graduating from McGill University with a commerce degree in 1964

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