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Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

Updated June 14, 2019 96.6k views67 items

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

    Alexander Graham Bell

    Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Alexander Graham Bell ('Graham' pronounced ) (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a ... more on Wikipedia

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    Alice Wong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Alice Wong

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Alice Siu-Ping Chan Wong (traditional Chinese: 黃陳小萍; simplified Chinese: 黄陈小萍; Jyutping:... more on Wikipedia
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    Anna Sutherland Bissell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Anna Sutherland Bissell

    Dec. at 88 (1846-1934)

    BirthplaceRiver John, Canada

    Anna Sutherland Bissell (1846–1934) was the first woman CEO in the United States as the... more on Wikipedia
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    Ashley Dunfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Ashley Dunfield

  • 5
    Bob Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada
    Robert Young is a serial entrepreneur who is best known for founding Red Hat Inc., the open... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Brad Templeton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Brad Templeton (born June 1960 near Toronto) is a Canadian software developer, internet... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Bud Cullen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Bud Cullen

    Dec. at 78 (1927-2005)

    BirthplaceGreater Sudbury, Walden, Canada

    Jack Sydney George "Bud" Cullen, (April 20, 1927 – July 5, 2005) was a Canadian Federal Court... more on Wikipedia
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    Calvin Ayre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Calvin Ayre

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceLloydminster, Canada

    Calvin Edward Ayre (born May 25, 1961, in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian-Antiguan... more on Wikipedia
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    Chad Kroeger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    BirthplaceHanna, Canada

    Chad Robert Kroeger () (born Chad Robert Turton; November 15, 1974) is a Canadian musician... more on Wikipedia

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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: 62

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

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    Dani Reiss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Dani Reiss

    Age: 46
    Dani Reiss is a Canadian entrepreneur, best known for his role as president & CEO of Canadian... more on Wikipedia
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    David Culver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    David Michael Culver, (December 5, 1924 – February 6, 2017) was a Canadian businessman and... more on Wikipedia
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    David HC Soul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    David HC Soul

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceNew Westminster, Canada

    David HC Soul (born 1951 New Westminster, BC, Canada)I am an entrepreneur but in the past have...
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    David Xiao is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    David Xiao

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceGuizhou, China

    David Hui Xiao (born November 17, 1960) is a Canadian businessman and politician. From 2008 to... more on Wikipedia
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    Ed Mirvish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Ed Mirvish

    Dec. at 93 (1914-2007)

    BirthplaceColonial Beach, Virginia

    Edwin "Honest Ed" Mirvish, (July 24, 1914 – July 11, 2007) was an American-Canadian... more on Wikipedia
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    Edison Chen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Edison Koon-hei Chen (born 7 October 1980) is a Hong Kong-Canadian whose career, which started... more on Wikipedia
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    Edward Samuel Rogers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Edward Samuel Rogers

    Dec. at 75 (1933-2008)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Edward Samuel "Ted" Rogers Jr., OC (May 27, 1933 – December 2, 2008) was a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
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    Ezekiel Hart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Ezekiel Hart

    Dec. at 76 (1767-1843)

    BirthplaceTrois-Rivières, Canada

    Ezekiel Hart (May 15, 1770 – September 16, 1843) was an entrepreneur and politician in British... more on Wikipedia
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    Frank Giustra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    BirthplaceGreater Sudbury, Canada

    Frank Giustra (born August 1957) is a Canadian businessman, mining financier and... more on Wikipedia
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    Frank Stronach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Frank Stronach

    Age: 88

    BirthplaceGutenberg an der Raabklamm, Austria

    Frank Stronach, (born 6 September 1932) is an Austrian and Canadian businessman and... more on Wikipedia
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    Graham G Alexander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Graham G Alexander

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceOaxaca, Mexico

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    Guy Laliberté is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    BirthplaceQuebec City, Canada

    Guy Laliberté, (born 2 September 1959) is a Canadian businessman, investor, poker player, and... more on Wikipedia
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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)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Harry Markland Molson was a Canadian politician and entrepreneur. Former Mayor of Dorval,... more on Wikipedia
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    Henry Dunfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Canada

    Henry Dunfield

    Age: 64
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