#25. Aquilini Family
Major holdings: Aquilini Investment Group
The family has a variety of holdings, from office buildings and restaurant franchises to dairy farms, but its NHL team, the Vancouver Canucks, occupies much of family frontman Francesco Aquilini’s attention. Aquilini betrayed a thin skin last spring when he sent an email to a Globe and Mail reporter stating “You are a prick” and threatening legal action over a story claiming he micromanaged the Vancouver Canucks, to the team’s detriment. Two months later, though, he put an extra layer between himself and the team’s front office by hiring ex-captain Trevor Linden as president of hockey operations.