[AP] - Wallace McCain, the mogul and philanthropist who helped turn a small New Brunswick french fry plant into a multibillion-dollar frozen foods empire and later went on to control meat processor Maple Leaf Foods, has died.
TORONTO (AP) -- Wallace McCain, the mogul and philanthropist who helped turn a small New Brunswick french fry plant into a multibillion-dollar frozen foods empire and later went on to control meat processor Maple Leaf Foods, has died. He was 81....
The trend among billionaires to give at least half their money to charity, the so-called Giving Pledge, has not always been so popular. Many have preferred to keep it in the family, or at least try.
A new ruling in a divorce within one of Canada’s richest families — which overturns a key part of the contract imposed by the patriarch on his children and their spouses, severely limiting their claims in the event of divorce — shows just how difficult this can be.
Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., the Canadian-born billionaire and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress, which lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate and helped spearhead the search for hidden Nazi loot, died Saturday. He was 84.
Bronfman died at his New York home surrounded by family, according to the family charity he led, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation.
MONTREAL – Sometimes compared with legendary U.S. investor Warren Buffett because of the similarities between their publicly traded investment firms, Paul Desmarais Sr. began to play the corporate takeover game long before the leveraged buyouts and hostile raids became commonplace in the 1980s. Unlike the messy and sometimes very public fights of his contemporaries, his acquisitions were done quietly and diplomatically — a style he carried until his last days.
First CNN, then AP, now Reuters: the entire media is increasingly start to look like amateur hour. Unless, of course, Soros is like Osama, and had several "reincarnated" body doubles, with the original specimen long gone... Just out from Reuters, an article which will certainly be withdrawn in milliseconds. Intern heads will roll for this, although it would be truly "New Normal" if Soros were to have a heart attack upon reading of his own death, and die from it.
(Reuters) - John Q. Hammons, a real estate developer who built a hotel empire and became a leading philanthropist in his native Missouri, has died at age 94, his company said. Hammons died on Sunday at the Elfindale Manor nursing home in Springfield, Missouri, a statement on the John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts website said. His company became the largest private, independent owner and manager of upscale hotels in the United States and now runs 78 hotels, the statement said. His hotels include such brands as Embassy Suites, Marriott and IHG. ...