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Canada’s Richest People: Serge Godin

Canada’s Richest People
Serge Godin
(Photo: Paul Chiasson/CP)

Serge Godin

Net Worth:
$2.06 billion
(▲6.2% from 2017)

Rich 100 rank: #53
Change in rank from 2017: ▲6
Major company holdings: CGI Group
Location: Westmount, Que.
Age: 68

Over the past few years, CGI has come in for some unflattering headlines—it built the Obamacare health-care registration website that had an infamously rocky start—but that doesn’t seem to have harmed its growth. For instance, in May 2016, CGI landed a $500-million 12-year deal to manage SNC-Lavalin’s outsourced IT. Plus, since the company generates so much of its revenue abroad, a lower loonie has given it an extra boost in the past few years.

Godin founded CGI Group in 1976 and remains its executive chairman. Outside CGI, Godin has endowed a family foundation focused on poverty reduction and also owns a Westmount, Que., horse-racing stable called Determination. In 2016 he was elevated from a member of the Order of Canada to an officer.

Updated Thursday, November 9, 2017