Who is John Risley?
He is the co-founder and President of Clearwater Fine Foods. He was born in April 1948. He was married to Judy, they divorced. He has 2 children (Michael and Sarah).
Clearwater Fine Foods
At the age of 28, he opened a small lobster retail company in Nova Scotia, Canada. This turned into one of the worlds leading seafood companies. Clearwater is the largest holder of shellfish licenses in Canada.
The companies sell their sea products in over 40 countries. Clearwater has branches all over the world, including Glaciar Pesquera in Argentina and CLEARWATER FINE FOODS (EUROPE) LIMITED in the UK.
In 2016 Clearwater realized sales of more than US$ 600 million with US$ 121 million EBITDA.
He is also co-founder of Columbus Communications, an Internet provider based in Barbados. He owned the company with Michael Lee Chin, the original owner of the yacht Quattroelle. The company was sold to Cable and Wireless for US$ 1.85 billion.
John Risley Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at US$ 1.2 billion. This makes him one of the richest Canadians.
Risley is an active philanthropist, donating to the Canadian Youth Business Foundation and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
In 2016 he donated US$ 25 million to an ocean research project at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
He also supported a student residence building at Dalhouse, named the John Risley Hall. Risley was named Officer of the Order of Canada.