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.
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