|Full Name :||David Kenneth Roy Thomson|
|Born :||12th- Jul - 1957|
|Zodiac Sign :||Gemini|
|Birth Place :||Toronto|
|Education :||Selwyn College England,
Upper Canada College Toronto,
University of Cambridge England,
Selwyn College Cambridge
|Occupation :||Media Magnate|
|Networth :||US $ 24.5 Billion|
David Thomson, is a Canadian media magnate, serving as the chairman of Thomson Reuters since 2008. Educated in History, Thomson became the chairman of Thomson Corporation in 2006, after which it was merged with Reuters to form Thomson Reuters. David has been listed among the wealthiest individuals across the globe, with a net worth of around $ 24.5 billion. His family is one of the richest not only in Canada, but worldwide. Forbes once listed him as the 17th wealthiest person in the world.
David’s grandfather, Roy Thomson founded a media and publishing company, which is now owned and operated by his 3rd generation. Woodbridge, a private holding company in Canada runs the family business, holding 57% of Thomson Reuters, with David Thomson serving as its chairman. Peter Thomson, David’s brother, is the co-chair at Woodbridge, and holds assets of the 7 grandchildren of Roy Thomson. Stocks of Thomson Reuters make for 70% of the total fortune of the family. However, they also hold stakes in The Globe & Mail, a Canadian news operation, and Strategic Hotels and Resorts. David Thomson is the co-owner of Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League, with minority stake in the NHL hockey team of Montreal Canadiens.