British-Canadian businessman Galen Weston has an estimated net worth of $10 billion as of 2015, according to Forbes. This declined to $8.3 billion as of October 2018. Born Willard Gordon Galen Weston on October 29, 1940 in Marlow, England, United Kingdom.
Galen Weston is the Executive Chairman of George Weston Limited, a Canadian food and retail company founded by his grandfather in 1882. Galen Weston who run the company with his family, amassed much of his fortune from the huge George Weston operation in Canada, spanning Loblaw supermarkets, Weston Foods and the Shoppers Drug Mart grocery chain. Buckinghamshire-born Weston and his Irish wife Hilary have seen their fortune grow in the past years. The Weston family also owns the Selfridges Group. Their Associated British Foods owns Primark, the increasingly profitable discount retailer which opens its first store in America in 2015. ABF also owns Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly. This side of the family’s stake has soared in value to £2.55bn. The Westons preside over the largest and one of the most active family charitable foundations in Britain. The Garfield Weston Foundation has just under £7.3bn in assets last year (up by a staggering £2.3bn in the year). Donations of a shade under £50m are focused on education, medical, arts and welfare projects.