Thursday, 12 April 2012

35. David Thomson & family

David Thomson & family
Net Worth
$17.5 B As of March 2012
 
At a Glance
  • Age: 54
  • Source of Wealth: media
  • Residence: Toronto, Canada
  • Country of Citizenship: Canada
  • Education: Master of Arts, University of Cambridge
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Children: 4
Forbes Lists
Profile:
David Thomson, the camera-shy media magnate who chairs Thomson Reuters, took a step into the spotlight this year by announcing a co-ownership deal in which he helped buy the National Hockey League's Atlanta Thrashers team and relocated them to Canada, renaming them the Winnipeg Jets. David serves as co-chair of tje Thomson family's investment vehicle, Woodbridge, with his brother, Peter. Thomson's net worth fell $5.5 billion since last year due to an almost 30 percent drop year-over-year in Thomson Reuters' share price. A voracious art collector, Thomson maintains a substantial and diverse art collection, which is reported to include pieces from Pablo Picasso and the world's top collection of John Constable. [...] more

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