|Born||1944/1945 (age 75–76)|
|Alma mater||Carleton University|
|Known for||Sprott School of Business|
|Net worth||US$1.12 billion (June 2017)|
Eric Sprott (born 1944/45) is a Canadian billionaire businessman.
Sprott started his career as a research analyst with Merrill Lynch, before becoming a fund manager. In 2001, he sold his first company, Sprott Securities, to the company's staff, and donated $10 million to Carleton University, who renamed their business school, the Sprott School of Business.
Sprott advised investors to buy gold before the 2008 financial crash.
Sprott is married, with two children.
- "Eric Sprott". Forbes.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
- Niall McGee (2017-04-07). "Gold-focused Sprott Inc. founder to step down as chair". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
- "'Bay Street wizard' Eric Sprott, who told investors to 'Buy Gold' before the 2008 crash, will step down next month | Financial Post". Business.financialpost.com. Retrieved 2017-06-14.