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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Dec. at 75 (1847-1922) Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and ...more

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Alice Wong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
age 70 Alice Siu-Ping Chan Wong, PC, MP is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the electoral district of Richmond. She is a member of the Conservative Party and formerly served as the ...more

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Anna Sutherland Bissell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Dec. at 88 (1846-1934) Anna Sutherland Bissell was president and later chair of the board of the Bissell Corporation, a vacuum cleaner manufacturer.

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Ashley Dunfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Ashley Dunfield

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Bob Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Robert "Bob" Young is a serial entrepreneur whose biggest success has been Red Hat Inc, the open source software company. He is also the owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the ...more

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Brad Templeton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
age 58 Brad Templeton is a software architect, civil rights advocate, and entrepreneur. He graduated from the University of Waterloo. Templeton is considered one of the early luminaries of Usenet, and ...more

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Bud Cullen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Dec. at 78 (1927-2005) Bud Cullen, PC was a Canadian Federal Court judge and politician.

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Calvin Ayre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Calvin Ayre age 57 Calvin Ayre is a Canadian entrepreneur and founder of the Bodog entertainment brand. In 1992 he laid the groundwork for the organization that eventually became online gambling company Bodog and ...more

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Chad Kroeger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
age 44 Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band Nickelback. In addition to his work with Nickelback, Kroeger has ...more

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Craig Hennessey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

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Dan Servos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Dan Servos age 60

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Dani Reiss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Dani Reiss age 45 Dani Reiss is a Canadian entrepreneur, best known for his role as president & CEO of Canadian premium outerwear company, Canada Goose Inc.

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David Culver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
age 94 David Michael Culver, CC OQ is a Canadian businessman and former Chairman and CEO of Alcan Aluminum Limited, from 1979 to 1989. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Culver attended Selwyn House School, ...more

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David HC Soul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
David HC Soul age 67 David HC Soul (born 1951 New Westminster, BC, Canada)I am an entrepreneur but in the past have been employed by a number of small to medium sized business across a wide spectrum of industries ...more

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David Xiao is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
David Xiao age 58 David Hui Xiao is a Canadian businessman and politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-McClung as a Progressive

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Ed Mirvish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Dec. at 93 (1914-2007) Edwin “Honest Ed” Mirvish, OC, CBE was a Canadian businessman, philanthropist and theatrical impresario who lived in Toronto, Ontario. He is known for his flagship business, Honest Ed's, a ...more

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Edison Chen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
age 38 Edison Koon-hei Chen is a Hong Kong Canadian film actor, musician, producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. Chen is also the founder of CLOT Inc., and the CEO of Clot Media Division ...more

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Edward Samuel Rogers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Dec. at 75 (1933-2008) Edward Samuel "Ted" Rogers Jr., OC was the President and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc., and the fifth-richest person in Canada in terms of net worth.

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Ezekiel Hart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Dec. at 76 (1767-1843) Ezekiel Hart was an entrepreneur and politician in British North America. He is often said to be the first Jew to be elected to public office in the British Empire, though this assertion is ...more

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Frank Giustra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
age 62 Frank Giustra is a Canadian business executive, who has been particularly successful in the mining and filmmaking industries, and is a noted philanthropist.

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Frank Stronach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Frank Stronach age 86 Frank Stronach, CM is an Austrian and Canadian businessman and politician. He is the founder of Magna International, an international automotive parts company based in Aurora, Ontario, Canada, ...more

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Graham G Alexander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Graham G Alexander age 50

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Guy Laliberté is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
age 59 Guy Laliberté, OC CQ is a Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist, poker player, space tourist, co-founder and the current CEO of Cirque du Soleil. With an estimated net worth of US$2.6 ...more

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Harry Markland Molson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Harry Markland Molson Dec. at 56 (1856-1912) Harry Markland Molson was a Canadian politician and entrepreneur. Former Mayor of Dorval, Quebec; Governor of Montreal General Hospital, and on the board of directors for the Molson Bank. Victim ...more

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Henry Dunfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
Henry Dunfield age 62