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David Thomson is one of the richest Canadians with a net worth of $7.8BN. Thomson is the Chairman of Thomson Reuters, which was founded by his father Roy. The family office of the Thomson family is one of the largest family offices in Canada.
The Woodbridge Company as Thomson family office
The family office of the Thomson family is called “The Woodbridge Company”. The Toronto-based firm manages the investments of the Thomson media magnates. The main shareholding of Woodbridge is a 62% share in Thomson Reuters. The family office also manages the walth of Peter Thomson and Sherry Brydson. Besides the stake in Thomson Reuters, Woodbridge also owns Markham Airport and other companies.
David Thomson itself is also a renowned art collector. His collection includes works of Rembrandt, Turner, Klee, Munch and Schiele. The Thomson art collection is operated through “Thomson Works of Art”.
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