Richest People

Canada’s Richest People: The Greenberg Family

Canada’s Richest People
Greenberg Family

Greenberg Family

Net Worth:
$1.57 billion
(No change from 2017)

Rich 100 rank: #74
Change in rank from 2017: ▼8
Major company holdings: Minto Group
Location: Ottawa

It’s been 63 years since four brothers—Gilbert, Irving, Lorry and Louis Greenberg—opened a mill in a vacant barn in Ottawa. Since then, the family’s Minto Group has built tens of thousands of homes and numerous high-rise condominiums, including Canada’s first, in Nepean, Ont., in 1976. Since 2012, the family has entrusted its firm to an outsider, Michael Waters, but they remain active in the Ottawa area, with former CEO Roger Greenberg (son of Gilbert) owning part of Ottawa Fury FC.

Updated Thursday, November 9, 2017