Peter Nygård

Born 1943

Peter J. Nygård is a Canadian fashion executive, founder and chairman of Nygård International, a company based in Winnipeg that makes women's wear. He was rated the 70th richest Canadian by Canadian Business Magazine in 2009 with a net worth of $817 million.… Read More

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  • Ny Judge Tosses Billionaire Bacon's Defamation Case V Canada's Nygard
    Yahoo News - Aug 10, 2016
  • Canadian Designer Nygård Links Ny Billionaire Bacon To Bahamas Fire
    Yahoo News - Apr 09, 2015
  • Criminal Libel Case Between Peter Nygard, Cbc Proceeds
    Calgary Sun - May 03, 2013
  • NygÃ¥Rd Guilty Of Contempt In Bahamas
    Brandon Sun - Oct 11, 2012


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1943 Birth Nygård was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1943.
1952 9 Years Old His parents were Eeli and Hilkka Nygård, bakers who immigrated to Canada in 1952, settling at first in Deloraine, Manitoba (where Nygård Park would later be named in his honour in 2002). … Read More


1964 21 Years Old In 1964, he graduated from the University of North Dakota.
1967 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 1, 1967, Nygård used his life savings and an additional loan of $8,000 to purchase 20% of a woman’s clothing manufacturer. … Read More


1987 44 Years Old In 1987, Nygård built a compound at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. … Read More


2010 67 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 14, 2010 Nygard announced he was planning a $50 million renovation of Nygård Cay, which would take two years to complete and repair the damage and employ 200 construction workers. … Read More
2011 68 Years Old In April 2011, Nygård held a regatta at Nygård Cay, which included a press conference to honor Bahamian musician "King" Eric Gibson. … Read More
2012 69 Years Old In February 2012, Nygård launched a lawsuit against the CBC regarding copyright issues about private videos taken at his residence, which were then used in an April 2010 documentary. … Read More
2015 72 Years Old …  He was rated the 93rd richest Canadian by Canadian Business Magazine in 2015 with a net worth of $857,6 million.
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