5. JR Shaw, 78
Worth: $1.5B, +4.41rn%
Overall rank: 45
Calgary, Shaw Communications Inc., Corus Entertainment Inc.rn
The 78-year-oldrnfounder of the Calgary-based cablerncompany doubled down on hisrncompany this year. Throughoutrn2012, Shaw purchased hundredsrnof thousands of shares in his ownrncompany, an effort to prop uprnthe cable giant’s flagging stock.rnAfter flirting with $19 a share inrnMay, Shaw Communicationsrncrept back up to $21 over therncourse of the fall. In November, the companyrnannounced a significantrnrebranding, including arnnew logo and a family ofrnanthropomorphic robots tornrepresent the different divisions,rnnamed Bit, Bud, Biz,rnBeam and Buzz.
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