The Jim Pattison Group is Canada’s largest privately held company and, in a recent survey by the Financial Post, The Jim Pattison Group was ranked as Canada’s 62nd largest company. Jim Pattison, a Vancouver-based entrepreneur is the Chairman, President, CEO, and sole owner of the Jim Pattison Group. The Jim Pattison Group has more than 31,000 employees, and annual sales of $7.6 billion. With investments in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia, The Jim Pattison Group is involved in a wide variety of industries including TV and radio stations, car dealerships, grocery store chains, magazine distribution, food service specialty packaging, advertising, real estate development, fishing, forest products, financial services, and entertainment.
The Jim Pattison Group began on May 8, 1961 when Mr. Pattison purchased a General Motors automobile dealership by borrowing $40,000 from the Royal Bank of Canada, and placing his home and life insurance policy with the bank as collateral. Acquisitions in subsequent years included the following:
1965 - Awarded license to operate Vancouver AM radio station CJOR
October 29, 2013, Mr. Pattinson became an insider of the Just Energy Group Inc. (http://www.justenergy.com/about-us/just-energy-group™/), a publicly traded corporation on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange, by taking possession of more than $14 million shares (over 10% of the company's shares outstanding).