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24. (Norman) Murray Edwards
$2.5 billion +7% | Last year #23 | Age: 53 Calgary, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Ensign Energy Services Inc., Calgary Flames
Canadian oil magnate Murray Edwards is revered as one of Canada’s most powerful billionaires, particularly when it comes to two of Canada’s hottest commodities: oil and hockey. Edwards was reportedly a key driver in shaping the Harper government’s foreign investment rules in the oilsands, and also played a key role in negotiating the end of the NHL lockout, as part owner of the Calgary Flames.