CHARLES R. BRONF­MAN

Forbes Middle East - - THOUGHT LEADERS -

Net worth: $2.6 B Na­tion­al­ity: Cana­dian Year of sign­ing: 2012 Source of wealth: Liquor

Bronf­man made his for­tune when he and nephew Edgar Jr. sold their fam­ily's Sea­gram spir­its to Vivendi for $34 bil­lion in 2000.

“I'll never for­get we four sib­lings knit­ting (yes, the two boys also) squares for blan­kets to be sent to the troops over­seas dur­ing World War II! An in­spi­ra­tion from Mother! It is no sur­prise then, that each of us has con­trib­uted to so­ci­ety, each in his or her own way.”

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