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Bob Dhillon all Set to Become the First Sikh Billionaire in North America
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bob Dhillon is on the verge of creating history by becoming the first Sikh billionaire in North America. It all started when he went to do his MBA at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, nine years ago.

'Dhillon was quite famous among his colleagues for his stated goal of becoming the world's first Sikh billionaire. One of his classmates quoted him as aggressive, ambitious and entrepreneurial, when he graduated in 1998.
Recently, when The Globe and Mail newspaper's Gordon Pitts asked him whether he would be the first Sikh billionaire in North America, Dhillon responded, 'I hope sooner rather than later.'

Dhillon got into business at the age of 19 when he bought two houses and sold them at a profit amounting 18,000 dollars. In the next 15 years he reportedly bought and sold Calgary real estate worth about $150 million.

His publicly-listed Mainstreet owns hundreds of apartment buildings in Calgary, Alberta; Surrey and Abbotsford, British Columbia, Toronto and elsewhere. Dhillon who is 42 now owns a 2,700-acre island in Belize where he is building what he calls an "architecturally-controlled oasis in the Caribbean," with "resorts, condos, high-end houses, golf courses, residential lots." In Belize -- of which he is the consul general in Canada -- his neighbour is movie star Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

 

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