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Serge Godin

Chairman and CEO, CGI Group
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Net worth 2018: $1.77 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Westmount, Canada
Country: Canada
Children: 2
Education: Master of Business Administration, Laval University
BIOGRAPHY

Serge Godin was born in Westmount, Canada, Canada, is Chairman and CEO, CGI Group. Serge Godin is #1395 in List Billionaires People In The World. Serge Godin founded Canadian tech firm CGI Group in 1976 at age 26. He was president and CEO of the $10.7-billion (sales) company, which specializes in IT and business process services, until becoming chairman in 2006. The firm won a $93.7 million contract to help develop the Healthcare. gov website, making headlines for its role in the site's botched launch in October 2013. Godin has overseen more than 70 acquisitions, including the 1998 purchase of Bell Canada's telecom services subsidiary, Bell Sygma, which nearly doubled the size of the company at the time. One of nine children, at age 12 Godin started working for his father, who had just a fifth-grade education, at the family's sawmill. When the uninsured mill burned down, Godin worked full-time -- at a convenience store after school on weekdays and at a dry cleaner's on Saturdays -- to help pay the bills. After studying computer science and earning an MBA from Quebec's Université Laval, he worked for two consulting firms before using $5,000 in savings to start CGI Group.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2015

$1.2 Billion

2016

$1.2 Billion

2017

$1.5 Billion

2018

$1.77 Billion

TIMELINE
Sergei D. Odintsov (born 1959, Shchuchinsk, Kazakhstan) is a Spanish-based Russian astrophysicist active in the fields of cosmology, quantum field theory and quantum gravity. Odintsov is an ICREA Research Professor at the Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Barcelona) since 2003. He also collaborates as group leader at research projects of the Tomsk State Pedagogical University. He is a member of the editorial boards of Universe, International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics, Journal of Gravity, Gravitation and Cosmology, and the Tomsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin. Odintsov also is an advisory panel member of Classical and Quantum Gravity.In 2011, Odintsov was included in the list of the top 10 most well-known scientists of Russian origin according to Forbes. In 2014, he was included in the list of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014 according to Thomson Reuters.Odintsov has published 500 research articles with about 22.000–25.000 citations with an h-index of 73–76.His main scientific results are in the fields of quantum field theory and quantum gravity and include the complete development of renormalization group in curved space, the discovery of asymptotic conformal invariance, and a full description of curvature-induced phase transitions. In cosmology, together with Shin'ichi Nojiri, Odintsov has proposed brane-world inflation (independently from the same proposal by Stephen Hawking). In the study of dark energy cosmology, with Emilio Elizalde and Shin'ichi Nojiri, Odintsov proposed a dark energy model consisting of complex scalar or two scalars (such model was later called quintom) with possibility to realize phantom or quintessence type of acceleration as well as remove finite singularity there by quantum effects. Together with Shin'ichi Nojiri, Odintsov also proposed a generalized holographic dark energy model which includes eventually all possible variations over original holographic dark energy.In 2002, Salvatore Capozziello proposed the fundamental new point of view to dark energy: dark energy is caused by a modification of gravitational theory. Based on this idea and developing it Odintsov and Shin'ichi Nojiri proposed the first fundamental unified picture for the evolution of the universe based on modified gravity. According to this the evolution of the universe changes the gravitational theory, so that modified gravity changes the evolution of the universe making it to be accelerating at the very early and very late epoch. Later, they also demonstrated that such unified inflationary-dark energy universe may be achieved in modified Gauss-Bonnet gravity and non-local gravity. This picture became even more popular recently due to the increasing possibility that inflation is caused by modified gravity which differs from the usual General Relativity.
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