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Jim Pattison

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Jim Pattison Group
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Net worth 2018: $6.81 Billion
Industry: Diversified
Residence: Vancouver, Canada
Country: Canada
BirthDay: 1 October 1928
Sigh: Scorpio
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

Jim Pattison was bornon 1 October 1928 in Vancouver, Canada, Canada, is Founder, Chairman and CEO, Jim Pattison Group. Jim Pattison is #247 in List Billionaires People In The World. Jim Pattison presides over a massive conglomerate, the Jim Pattison Group, that stems from a single GM dealership in 1961. More than 200 acquisitions later, his Jim Pattison Group still sells cars but is also active in media, forestry products, packaging, and food and beverages. In total, the $9.6 billion (revenues) empire has 24 divisions employing 42,000 people. His entertainment division includes Guinness World Records and the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! chain. Pattison also has significant stakes in forest products company Canfor and natural gas retailer Just Energy. An octogenarian, Pattison still goes to work every day. He owns a Palm Springs home that once belonged to Frank Sinatra and has a vintage car collection.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2.1 Billion

2010

$4 Billion

2011

$5.8 Billion

2012

$4.3 Billion

2013

$5.5 Billion

2014

$7.3 Billion

2015

$7.5 Billion

2016

$4.5 Billion

2017

$5.6 Billion

2018

$6.81 Billion

TIMELINE
2017

On May 30, 2017, Pattison and the Jim Pattison Foundation announced they were donating $50 Million, the largest private donation in Saskatchewan history, to the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan which is expected to open in 2019

2015

177 on the 2015 Forbes list of the world's richest people

2013

" In July 2013, he donated up to $5 million to Victoria Hospitals Foundation (Victoria, BC), to support its "Building Care Together" campaign to purchase new equipment for the new patient care tower at the Royal Jubilee Hospital

2011

” In 2011, Pattison contributed $5 million to add his name and to match public donations for a $10 million 100-day fundraising campaign in Surrey, BC for the new Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre run by Fraser Health

2010

"He was involved with the committee for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics

2009

On April 16, 2009 Jim Pattison announced that Save-On Foods had donated $100,000 to CBC Television in order to rent high definition trucks for away games during the Vancouver Canucks' 2009 1st round NHL playoff series versus the St

2008

Pattison has been amassing shares of Just Energy Group, a natural gas and electricity reseller with a customer-base in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, to which he is now an insider and dealing at non-arms length under the Canadian Income Tax Act, owning more than 11% of the shares outstandingImagine Canada rated the Jim Pattison Foundation in 2008 as the 8th largest giver of charitable grants by a private foundation in Canada

1961

After leaving school, he linked up with a local General Motors dealer and in 1961, using his sales skills to persuade a Royal Bank manager to lend him eight times the branch's limit, he opened a Pontiac dealership on Main street near his elementary school, and, a quarter century later, was selling more cars than anyone else in Western Canada

1947

He graduated from John Oliver Secondary School in 1947

1928

James Allen Pattison, OC, OBC (born October 1, 1928) is a Canadian business magnate, investor and philanthropist

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