Charles Bronfman, with a net worth of $2.3 billion according to Forbes, belongs to an old Canadian Jewish family - his father Samuel Bronfman first began a alcoholic distilled beverage business in the 20th century. Yes, this is the family behind Seagram Company. Ranked as the 810th billionaire in Forbes' list of billionaires, Charles Bronfman is now primarily a philanthropist.
Charles was born to Samuel and Saidye Bronfman on 27th June in 1931 in Montreal. He received his education Selwyn House School and then went to Trinity College School. He went on to get a Bachelor's degree from McGill University. After finishing his studies he went into his family business, occupying various positions within the Seagram Company.