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Barry Sherman

February 25, 1942 – December 15, 2017. was a Canadian businessman and philanthropist who was chairman and CEO of Apotex Inc.

Barry  Sherman

Bernard Charles "Barry" Sherman, CM (February 25, 1942 – December 15, 2017) was a Canadian businessman and philanthropist who was chairman and CEO of Apotex Inc. With an estimated net worth of US$3.2 billion at the time of his death, according to Forbes, Sherman was the 12th-wealthiest Canadian. Another publication, Canadian Business, stated his fortune at $4.77 billion (CAD), ranking him the 15th richest in Canada. Sherman and his wife were murdered in their home by unknown assailants, according to Toronto Police who are still investigating the case.

Sherman married Honey Reich (1948–2017), in 1971, a fellow University of Toronto graduate born in 1948 (sic) in Austria to Polish Holocaust survivors. They had four children, a son, Jonathon, and three daughters, Lauren, Alexandra and Kaelen.

Sherman, with his wife, donated a record $50 million to the United Jewish Appeal. They provided funds to build a major addition to the geriatric Baycrest centre, and to other Toronto-area community centres in Ontario.[ The couple were also major donors to the United Way. As well, the Apotex Foundation had sent over $50 million worth of medicine to disaster zones since 2007.

Family of Barry, Honey Sherman announce $10-million reward for information, criticize Toronto Police

Honey Sherman  

Brian Greenspan, counsel for the family of Barry and Honey Sherman, provides an update on the investigation into their deaths, in Toronto on Oct. 26, 2018.

$10-million reward offered in Barry, Honey Sherman murder case

Barry and Honey Sherman: Family offers $10m reward to catch murderer

Who were the Shermans?

One of Canada's richest men, Mr Sherman was the founder and chairman of pharmaceutical giant Apotex, which sells generic medicines around the world.

A gifted student, Mr Sherman entered the trade through his uncle's Empire Laboratories, working for him while still at university before buying the company when his uncle died.

He went on to sell Empire, creating Apotex, the company that made him a billionaire and which now employs more than 10,000 people.

But he became embroiled in a family dispute, with his uncle's children seeking a stake in Apotex, arguing they had been cheated. A judge threw out their claim late last year.

Mr Sherman was posthumously awarded the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest civilian honours, in December.

Mrs Sherman was a board member for several hospitals, charities and Jewish organisations. The couple have given millions to charity.

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