Last month, Forbes released their annual list of the richest people on Earth. The list has some interesting insights into the state of the world's billionaires. The article mentions amongst other things that from 2018 to 2019 there were 247 billionaires that dropped out of the list. This is the highest number of drop-outs (so to speak) since 2009 and the financial crisis.\nThere are a significant number of Canadians on the list — 45 billionaires, to be exact. We've compiled the list of the 10 richest Canadians below.\nREAD ALSO: 6 Tax Free Outlet Malls Close To Montreal\nTL;DR The ten people below are the richest people in Canada according to Forbes.\n1. David Thompson and Family\nGlobal Ranking: #27\nWorth: $32.5B\nWhy They're Rich: The family manages a publishing and media empire, started by David's grandfather Roy Thompson. They own $350M worth of shares in Thomson Reuters, as well as shares in Bell and The Globe and Mail.\n2. Joseph Tsai\nGlobal Ranking: #147\nWorth: $9.5B\nView this post on Instagram El co-fundador de Alibaba Group compra el 49% de los Brooklyn Nets. Link en la bio. #NBA #JosephTsai #MikhailProkhorov #brooklyn #Nets #RedesDeBrooklyn A post shared by BKLYN Nets (@bklyntses) on Oct 27, 2017 at 6:05am PDT\nWhy He's Rich: Tsai is the co-founder and vice chairman of Alibaba, the e-commerce giant. It is the world's fifth-largest internet company by revenue. He also owns 49% of the Brooklyn Nets National Basketball Team.\n3. Galen Weston\nGlobal Ranking: #174\nWorth: $8.4B\nWhy He's Rich: Weston is the chairman emeritus of George Weston, a Canadian food and retail company that was founded by his grandfather. He redesigned and re-energised Loblaws, which was a struggling brand for a while.\n4. James Irving\nGlobal Ranking: #209\nWorth: $7B\nView this post on Instagram The cold weather didn't stop these hot air ballon riders from getting a bird's-eye view of our #Sussex yard ❄️🎈Thank you Reg Woods for the awesome #beautyshot! A post shared by J.D. Irving, Limited (@jdirvingcompany) on Feb 7, 2018 at 9:49am PST\nWhy He's Rich: James Irving owns J.D. Irving, a Canadian umbrella corporation comprised of shipping, retail, transport and frozen food companies, amongst many others. You might recognise the name as one that adorns many gas stations.\n5. Jim Pattison\nGlobal Ranking: #272\nWorth: $6B\nWhy He's Rich: The Canadian billionaire oversees a variety of companies, with businesses in the entertainment industry and the food industry, amongst others.\n6. David Cheriton\nGlobal Ranking: #298\nWorth: $5.8B\nView this post on Instagram David Cheriton: $1.7 mil millones Uno de los primeros inversionistas de Google, que desde sus inversiones en 1998 ya ha devuelto millones de ganancias, también ahorra. Por ejemplo, él decidió a renunciar a los servicios de peluquería y se corta el pelo a sí mismo. Esto, nos hace reflexionar sobre el dinero que gastamos en lo que podemos hacer por nosotros mismos #seamosalumnosdeluniverso #universal #seguridadfinanciera #desarrollopersonal #finanzaspersonales #educacionfinanciera #davidcheriton #daniloportillo #montevideo #buenosaires #santiago #riodejaneiro #lima #bogota #medellin #caracas #saopaulo #brasilia #quito A post shared by Danilo Portillo (@daniloportillooficial) on Nov 12, 2018 at 9:30am PST\nWhy He's Rich: Cheriton invested $100,000 in Google when it was just starting out. The billionaire teaches at Stanford University.\n7. Emanuele (Lino) Saputo and Family\nGlobal Ranking: #343\nWorth: $5.1B\nWhy He's Rich: Saputo chaired Saputo until 2017, when he retired. The dairy company is well-known amongst Canadians. Saputo's father founded the company with $500 and a bicycle for deliveries.\n8. Garrett Camp\nGlobal Ranking: #413\nWorth: $4.6B\nView this post on Instagram Who’s ordering in tonight? When you become an #UberRewards member, you get points for dining in. Link in bio. Terms Apply. A post shared by Uber (@uber) on Jan 17, 2019 at 3:02pm PST\nWhy He's Rich: The Canadian businessman and investor co-founded Uber in 2009. Before Uber, he cofounded the search tool StumbleUpon, which he sold to eBay for $75M.\n9. Mark Scheinberg\nGlobal Ranking: #424\nWorth: $4.5B\nWhy He's Rich: Scheinberg co-founded the online gaming website PokerStars with his dad, which they sold in 2014. He now invests all over the world, including investing in a Toronto hotel.\n10. Alain Bouchard\nGlobal Ranking: #568\nWorth: $3.7B\n@couchetardqcembedded via\nWhy He's Rich: Bouchard founded Couche-Tard, the gas station/dépanneur whose logo is instantly recognisable to any Quebecer. He founded the convenience store conglomerate with a single store back in 1980.\nCheck out Forbe's full list here!