5. JR Shaw
5. JR Shaw, 78
Worth: $1.5B, +4.41
Overall rank: 45
Calgary, Shaw Communications Inc., Corus Entertainment Inc.
founder of the Calgary-based cable
company doubled down on his
company this year. Throughout
2012, Shaw purchased hundreds
of thousands of shares in his own
company, an effort to prop up
the cable giant’s flagging stock.
After flirting with $19 a share in
May, Shaw Communications
crept back up to $21 over the
course of the fall. In November, the company
announced a significant
rebranding, including a
new logo and a family of
anthropomorphic robots to
represent the different divisions,
named Bit, Bud, Biz,
Beam and Buzz.
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