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The nationally bestselling memoir of the scion of a Canadian industry empire

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Charles Bronfman has determined it’s time to inform his tale. The Montreal Gazette praises this telling as “precise and unusually candid.”

Born in 1931, an inheritor to the fortune of the fabulously rich Bronfmans (“the Rothschilds of the New Global”), Charles grew up in a twenty-room mansion. By the use of its keep watch over of the distilling large Seagram, the Bronfman circle of relatives ruled the liquor industry, with manufacturers corresponding to Crown Royal, V.O. and Chivas Regal. Through the Nineteen Eighties, Seagram was once the largest shareholder of DuPont, and Through the Nineties, the circle of relatives’s wealth was once within the billions, culminating within the $35-billion sale of Seagram to France’s Vivendi, which resulted in monetary and circle of relatives crisis. In Distilled, Charles displays on it all—his dating along with his folks and his brother, Edgar; running within the circle of relatives industry; touchdown Canada’s first massive-league baseball franchise (the Montreal Expos), top a philanthropic existence Through selling Canadian id via History Mins and aiding Israel via numerous leading edge tasks, together with the globally revered Birthright Israel; and the way the Bronfman circle of relatives splintered over the sale of Seagram.

Much has been written approximately his father, Sam, however till now there was no public report of Charles Bronfman’s feelings approximately his existence, circle of relatives, occupation and critical accomplishments. Distilled is simply one of these report, chronicling key occasions within the lifetime of the inheritor of a Canadian dynasty.