How Aldo Bensadoun Became a Billionaire

Aldo Bensadoun | Source: Courtesy

NEW YORK, United States — Aldo Bensadoun, who founded the Aldo Group in 1972 selling wooden clogs in Canada, is the sole owner of the Aldo Group’s two shareholding entities. The retailer now has a value of $1.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, making Aldo’s executive chairman, Bensadoun, a billionaire.

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CEO Talk | Aldo Bensadoun, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aldo Group

Aldo Bensadoun in the atrium of Aldo's Montreal Headquarters | Photo: Courtesy of Aldo Group

MONTRÉAL, Canada — Right at the heart of shoes and accessories giant Aldo’s sprawling, one million square foot global campus-cum-headquarters in suburban Montréal is an olive tree — not a common sight in a city with a climate that swings between frigid winters and hot, humid summers. “I like planting trees. I plant an awful lot of trees,” explains Aldo Bensadoun, who founded his namesake business 40 years ago, this year. “I find

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