Bob Dhillon is a Punjabi Indian-Canadian Sikh, Multi-Millionaire real estate businessman and one of the richest Indians in Canada. His grandfather left for Hong Kong for business reasons and set-up the North China Shipping Company to carry back between Japan. He was born in Japan in 1965. As a small child he was sent back to India for his schooling, he was educated at Bishop Cotton School in Shimla, he is a Punjabi speaker. After graduating from University, he went to complete his master degree (MBA) at Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.
When he was doing his MBA at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, he was known among his classmates for his stated goal of becoming the world’s first Sikh billionaire.
His company, the publicly-listed Mainstreet, owns hundreds of apartment buildings in Calgary, Alberta; Surrey and Abbotsford, British Columbia, Toronto and elsewhere.
His assets are valued at over $650 million. He also 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’.