Mike Lazaridis Day job? Founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd., creator of BlackBerry. Born? Istanbul, Turkey How old were you when you moved to Canada? 5 First job in Canada? A co-op term at Control Data Corp., a supercomputer company. Net worth? $1.9-billion Signs of promise? Won a Windsor public library prize for reading every single science book in the library. Do you give back? Donated over $100-million to the University of Waterloo, $150-million to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Street cred? Listed on the TIME 100 List of Most Influential People.
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