They Are Also The Richest South Asians In Canada.
When the Laljis buy, they buy big. The B.C. family—driven out of Uganda by murderous strongman Idi Amin—spent an estimated $500 million on West Vancouver’s ritzy Park Royal Shopping Centre in 1990. Two decades later, they spent $1.1 billion to buy seven buildings from the federal government (then promptly leased them back to the feds). They’ve also become more active in philanthropy during recent years.