Saturday, 16 December 2017
Billionaire & wife found dead yesterday in North York
Barry Sherman,founder of Apotex Pharmaceutical and his wife were found dead yesterday at their home in North York.
Over 28 years ago I used to work for two summers at Apotex as a co-op student in their quality control lab.
I remember Barry driving a convertible Mazda Miata with "Apotex" as license plate in 1989. He was always so polite, saying hello to everyone and coming to work everyday.
When I used to work there, Apotex was a million dollar company with one location. Now they have many locations. He elevated it to a billion dollar company. His own wealth was $4.5 billions as of yesterday. Yet he still lived in his house in North York that he purchased for $400,000 in 1986.
Barry was the youngest engineering student at University of Toronto (he got in at the age of 16). After graduation he bought his uncle's lab and then sold a few years later and started Apotex in 1970s.