David Chilton

By Connor Loosemore and Davis Herman

Early Life

  • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on October 27, 1961.
  • Sold golf balls as a child, this gave him an interest in entrepreneurship.
  • Enjoyed writing as a young child. Enrolled in Wilfrid Laurier University but dropped out to pursue his interest in business.
  • He later returned to the university to complete his Bachelors in Economics.
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Buisness Life

  • Completed his education in 1989
  • He began writing his self- published book, The Wealthy Barber in 1989.
  • When the book was published, it sold 10,000,000 copies.
  • He lives rather modestly, his house contains only 3000 sq ft.
  • Has appeared on CBC's Dragon's Den for the past 3 seasons.
  • He has invested in 200 businesses in his time on the show.
  • Net worth is $20,000,000.

Philanthropy

He has invested in 200 businesses and has donated small amounts ranging from 1 to 10 million dollars to charities.

Fun Facts

  • He wrote the Wealthy Barber for ordinary Canadians.
  • He does not like the formatting of his book.
  • Originally his book was set in a tavern but he changed it because his characters kept getting drunk.