David Kenneth Roy Thomson, third Baron Thomson of Fleet, is the chairman of Thomson Reuters. This Canada media magnate’s net worth is around $26.3 billion as of 2017, according to Forbes Magazine. This went up to $28.1 billion as of October 2018.
David Thomson and his family are the wealthiest in Canada. They own the media and publishing fortune founded by their grandfather Roy Thomson. Thomson Reuters’ stock makes up about 70 percent of the family’s fortune. The family business is run via private holding company Woodbridge, which owns 57 percent of Thomson Reuters.
David Thomson was born on 12 June 1957 in Toronto, Canada. He attended Upper Canada College and earned his BA in history (subsequently upgraded to an MA) from Selwyn College in the University of Cambridge in 1978.
Thomson worked a number of positions in companies controlled by his family before being appointed the chairman of Thomson Corporation in 2006 after the death of his father. After acquiring Reuters, he became the chairman of Thomson Reuters in 2008.
David Thomson has four children, including two daughters from his first marriage, one son with his second wife and one daughter with actress Kelly Rowan. Currently, this 58-year-old billionaire resides in Toronto, Ontario. He is the part owner of the National Hockey League’s Winnipeg Jets. He also has a diverse art collection.