Jean Coutu (pharmacist)

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Jean Coutu
Jean Coutu 2010.jpg
Jean Coutu at the 2010 Montréal Book Fair
Born (1927-05-29) May 29, 1927 (age 89)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alma mater Université de Montréal
Known for Founder of the Jean Coutu Group
Net worth Increase US$2.3 billion (2015)[1]
Awards Order of Canada
National Order of Quebec

Jean Coutu, OC OQ (born May 29, 1927) is a Canadian pharmacist and businessman. He is the founder and Chairman of the Jean Coutu Group which he started in 1969. With an estimated net worth of $US 1.6 billion (as of March 2012), Coutu was ranked by Forbes as the 22nd wealthiest Canadian and 938th wealthiest person in the world.[1]

In 1993, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada[2] and an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.[3]


  1. ^ a b "#1067 Jean Coutu". Forbes. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Order of Canada citation". 
  3. ^ "National Order of Quebec citation" (in French). [permanent dead link]

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