Who was Don Wheaton?
He was a successful automotive entrepreneur, based in Canada. He was born in 1923. He was married to Marion. They had 8 children. He died in December 2011 at the age of 88.
Wheaton opened the Whyte Avenue location of Don Wheaton Chev Olds 50 years ago.
The family business expanded over the years. The company owns several automotive dealerships, aviation services, insurance. And Canada’s first privately held chartered bank.
Wheaton was an active philanthropist. In 2003, Mr. Wheaton donated $2 million to the YMCA for a $26-million downtown facility, called the Don Wheaton Family YMCA.
Don Wheaton passed away in 2011 at the age of 88. The Wheaton family are still the owners of the yacht After Eight.
Wheaton Auto Group
The Wheaton Group, based in Edmonton, is considered the largest single group of General Motors dealerships in Canada. The Wheaton Automotive Group sells new and used GMC, Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, Honda, Toyota, Kia, and Mercedes vehicles. Wheaton GM is the largest General Motors merchandiser in Canada, with 19 western Canadian dealers.
Morningstar Air Express
In 1970 Don Wheaton co-founded Brooker Wheaton Aviation Ltd., which became Morningstar Air Express in 1992. The company starter with passenger flights and expanded into a Cessna sales and service, corporate jets, and went into the aircraft leasing business. The company is now a provider of specialized air cargo services.
Wheaton Family Net Worth
The net worth of the Wheaton family is at least US$ 100 million. They are one of the richest families in Edmonton, Canada.