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Net Worth3 billion USD

Bernard Sherman, also known as “Bernie” or “Barry”, is a Canadian businessman and philanthropist. He is the chairman and CEO of Apotex, one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the world. He has a net worth of US$4.77 billion as of March 2021.

Bernie was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 25, 1942. His parents, Jack and Sarah Sherman, were Jewish immigrants from Poland. He has two older sisters, Phyllis and Gloria. He attended Harbord Collegiate Institute and then the University of Toronto, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1963.

Bernie began his career working for his father’s pharmaceutical company, Empire Laboratories. In 1974, he founded Apotex with $6,000 in seed money. The company quickly grew and became one of the leading generic drug manufacturers in the world.

Apotex has been involved in a number of legal disputes, most notably with Pfizer over the patent for the popular anti-depressant drug Effexor. In 2006, Apotex was ordered to pay Pfizer $34 million in damages.

Bernie is a major philanthropist, donating millions of dollars to various causes. He has also been active in Jewish causes, and is a major supporter of the state of Israel.

Bernie is married to Honey Sherman, and they have four children: Lauren, Jonathon, Alexandra, and Nicole.

General Info

Net Worth3 billion USD
EducationUniversity of Toronto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Street Level: Behind the Scenes Featurrette2016TV SeriesCyrus Gilby
Street Level2015Cyrus Gilbey
The Bridge2014TV SeriesNewspaper Guy
Saint Francis2014TV MovieJerry
Night Moves2013Corser
On the Road2012Dynamite Truck Driver
Futurestates2012TV SeriesSimon Ender
Gary's Walk2009Todd
Law & Order1990-2008TV SeriesBob Munsen / William Harriman Jr.
There Will Be Blood2007H.B. Ailman
CSI: NY2004TV SeriesRichard Smockton
Kinsey2004IU Reporter #1
10-8: Officers on Duty2003TV SeriesFred Evans
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2003TV SeriesBrent Anderson
The Guardian2002TV Series
Easter2002Matthew Ransom
Guide Season2002TV MovieTerry Woodrow
A Woman's a Helluva Thing2001TV MovieJohnny
The Specials2000Zip Boy
If... Dog... Rabbit1999Robber #1 (as Barry Sherman)
American Beauty1999Brad
Dante's View1998Aysa (as Barry Sherman)
Almost Heroes1998Sergeant
The Naked Truth1998TV SeriesThe Clerk
Cracker: Mind Over Murder1998TV SeriesJimmy Cliff
The Player1997TV Movie
Suicide Kings1997Window Washer (as Barry Sherman)
The Big Easy1997TV SeriesLester
Picture Perfect1997Groom
Independence Day1996Street Preacher
Lord of Illusions1995Butterfield
Reality Bites1994Grant's Producer (as Barry Sherman)
Another Girl Another Planet1992Bill (as Barry Sherman)
Darrow1991TV MovieRichard Loeb (as Barry Sherman)
Alien Nation1989TV SeriesExecutive

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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