Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

List of notable or famous entrepreneurs from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top entrepreneurs born in Canada and even some popular entrepreneurs who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian entrepreneurs then this list is the perfect resource for you. These entrepreneurs are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known entrepreneur from Canada is included when available.

People here include everything from Alexander Graham Bell to Herbert Henry Dow.

This historic entrepreneurs from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian entrepreneurs of note?" and "Who are the most famous entrepreneurs from Canada?" These prominent entrepreneurs of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian entrepreneurs.

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  • Alexander Graham Bell
    Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Alexander Graham Bell ('Graham' pronounced ) (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first ...more
  • Alice Wong
    Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
    Alice Siu-Ping Chan Wong (traditional Chinese: 黃陳小萍; simplified Chinese: 黄陈小萍; Jyutping: Wong4 Can4 Siu2 Ping4, born June 30, 1948) is a Canadian politician of the Conservative Party serving as the ...more
  • Anna Sutherland Bissell
    Dec. at 88 (1846-1934)
    • Birthplace: River John, Canada
    Anna Sutherland Bissell (1846–1934) was the first woman CEO in the United States as the executive board member of the Bissell Corporation, known for its carpet sweepers and vacuum cleaners.
  • Ashley Dunfield

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  • Robert Young is a serial entrepreneur who is best known for founding Red Hat Inc., the open source software company. He also owns the franchise for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football ...more
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    Brad Templeton (born June 1960 near Toronto) is a Canadian software developer, internet entrepreneur, online community pioneer, publisher of news, comedy, science fiction and e-books, writer, ...more