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Jim Pattison Net Worth: US$ 7 billion -
He is the founder of the Pattison Group, the second largest privately held company in Canada.
Pattison started washing cars at a local car dealership. He later earned his living selling second hand cars.
And in 1961 he open his own dealership, selling Pontiac cars. 25 Years later he owned the largest car dealership in Western Canada.
In 2008 he bought Guinness World Records. The annual Guinness book is published in more than 100 countries and 37 languages.
He was appointed to the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.
The Group is now Canada’s largest privately held company. The company diversified from only selling cars to real estate development, advertising, TV and Radio stations and grocery stores.
The Group is based in Vancouver, and active in the United States and Canada. The Jim Pattison Group realizes more than US$ 10 billion in annual sales with more than 45,000 employees.
Still the core of the group’s activities. The Pattison Auto Group sells 12 car brands in 23 dealerships. The group sells Toyota, Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Audi, Subaru and Chrysler cars.
His net worth is estimated at US$ 7 billion. He is an active philanthropist through his J. Pattison Foundation.
The foundation was rated one of the largest givers of grants in Canada. In 2017 Pattison donated $75 million to the construction of the new St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and $50 million to the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan.
He owns a Dassault Falcon 900 private jet. The aircraft has registration C-
This jet is painted in a Ripley Entertainment color scheme. Ripley Entertainment is one of the companies owned by Pattison.
Jim and his wife Mary Pattison live in a large house north of Vancouver, Canada. The house has impressive views over Vancouver.
The yacht Nova Spirit is a Trinity, built in 1999. Nova Spirit can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 9. Her interior is designed by Dee Robinson.
Nova Spirit is powered by two Caterpillar Engines. Which bring her a top speed of 20 knots. She has a range of 6,000 nm. Nova Spirit had many famous guests. Including former US President George Bush and Oprah Winfrey.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.
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