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10. James “Jimmy” Pattison
Net Worth: $6.41 billion
Change from 2017 Ranking: ▲11.7%
Major company holdings: Jim Pattison Group
The Jim Pattison Group’s grocery business continues to show it won’t sit idle while national chains Loblaws and Sobeys bulk up their presence in Western Canada. Pattison’s Overwaitea Foods recently took over three Vancouver-area supermarkets from H.Y. Louie and a former Thrifty Foods location from Sobeys. The group also opened its first Save-on-Foods in the Yukon this year on the heels of launching its first Saskatchewan location last year. This is all part of a plan to grow to 200 outlets across Western Canada, an increase from about 150 in Alberta and B.C. today.