Clayton Riddell was born in Calgary, Canada, Canada, is Chairman and CEO, Paramount Resources Ltd.. Clayton Riddell is #1784 in List Billionaires People In The World. Canadian oil baron Clayton Riddell has built an empire over the past four decades, starting with near-barren natural gas wells when he founded Paramount Resources in 1974. Paramount, where he is executive chairman, remains his largest holding. He was CEO of the firm until May 2015, when he passed the reins to his son, Jim. Riddell is a shareholder of several other publicly traded Canadian energy companies, some of which he has spun out from Paramount, and owns a stake in the NHL's Calgary Flames.
Riddell is the namesake of the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre (RLLC), which was officially opened on Mount Royal University's Lincoln Park campus on September 7, 2017
As of March 2014, MGM Energy has received a takeover bid from Paramount Resources
5 billion (as of March 2011), Riddell was ranked by Forbes as the 12th wealthiest Canadian and 459th in the world
In May 2010, Carleton University announced the creation of Canada's first graduate program in political management, made possible by Riddell's donation
In 2008, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his leadership and philanthropy
Riddell, OC (born 1936) is the founder, president and CEO of Paramount Resources, based in Calgary, Alberta