Who is Jim Pattison?
He is the founder of the Pattison Group, the second-largest privately held company in Canada. He was born in October 1928. He is married to Mary, they have 3 children (Jim Jr, Cynthia, Mary Ann). He is the owner of the yacht Nova Spirit.
Pattison started washing cars at a local car dealership. He later earned his living selling second-hand cars.
And in 1961 he opens 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.
What is the Jim Pattison Group?
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.
Jim Pattison Auto Group
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.
Jim Pattison Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at US$ 6 billion. He is an active philanthropist through his J. Pattison Foundation.
The foundation was rated as 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.