James Balsillie Net Worth is$2.3 Billion
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Profession: Chief Executive Officer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Date of Birth: Feb 3, 1961
Country: Canada
James Balsillie is a Canadian businessman; he has a net worth of $2.3 billion. James Balsillie has earned his net worth as co-CEO of the Canadian Company Research In Motion, and a member of the Trilateral Commission, a private political organization. He was born in Seaforth, Ontario, and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, and he is regarded as an athlete and passionate fitness advocate. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Trinity College at the University of Toronto; he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (FCA).
James Laurence "Jim" Balsillie (born February 3, 1961) is a Canadian businessman and former co-CEO of the Canadian company Research In Motion. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, a private political organization. With an estimated net worth of $US 800 million (as of June 2011), Balsillie was ranked by Forbes as the 20th wealthiest Canadian and 692nd in the world.
Balsillie is a noted athlete and passionate fitness advocate. He was named Athlete of the Year at Trinity College, University of Toronto, plays hockey and golf at competitive levels, and coaches his son's soccer and basketball teams. He currently trains and competes in Men's Long Course Triathlons. Balsillie is also the Honorary Chair of the Peterborough YMCA's Building New Memories Campaign and on March 2, 2007 that same YMCA announced that the new facility they opened the previous month will forever be known as the Balsillie Family YMCA.
Balsillie was born in Seaforth, Ontario, and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, where his family relocated in 1966 and he attended Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (FCA).
Research in Motion Jim was paved the way for email to wireless devices. As the co-founder Research in Motion (RIM), he lead the company to be one of the world's most successful technology firms. Jim and subsequently RIM, made Canada and the community of Waterloo, Ontario technology titans. Leveraging the educated high-tech population of Waterloo, Jim was able successfully grow RIM into a world class organization.
While Jim was ousted from RIM in 2011/2012, it is believe by many that RIM's failure can be attributed to the lack of strategic foresight on the part of his former Co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis.
Balsillie has been active in his efforts t

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Coinstar Guides Higher, Research In Motion Guides Lower: How to Play It

Speaking of potentially inept management, James Balsillie's RIMM can't quantify for us how many corporations actually want PlayBooks sent to them and now he's lowering near-term numbers, thanks to Bla...
Posted: April 29, 2011, 12:29 pm

NHL says Balsillie must say sorry to own a team

Canadian billionaire James Balsillie was told on Friday that he will need to apologize and show humility if he wants to one day achieve his dream of owning one of North America's professional ice hock...
Posted: September 11, 2009, 6:53 pm

NHL, Balsillie spar in court over bids for Coyotes

NEW YORK/PHOENIX (Reuters) - The National Hockey League and Canadian billionaire James Balsillie battled in court on Wednesday, arguing over whether Balsillie’s bid for the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes te...
Posted: September 2, 2009, 5:00 pm
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