13. Azrieli Family
Net Worth: $5.83 billion
Change from 2017 Ranking: ▲23.3%
Major company holdings: Azrieli Group
David Azrieli built his vast real estate empire out of nothing after fleeing Nazi persecution in his native Poland. Settling in Montreal in the 1950s, he went into real estate and excelled at it, building such landmarks as the luxury Sofitel Hotel. The Azrieli family continues to oversee the real estate empire patriarch David Azrieli built prior to his death in 2014. Today, two of his daughters hold the reins: Naomi Azrieli (pictured) is chair of CanPro Investments, the family’s Montreal real estate development company; Danna Azrieli is chair of Tel Aviv–based Azrieli Group, which owns, among other things, 15 shopping malls across Israel.