Name: Douglas Bruce Ford Jr.
Born: November 20, 1964
Occupation: Businessman and politician
Doug Ford was born in Etobicoke, Ontario on November 20, 1964. He is the son of Doug Ford Sr., a former Member of Provincial Parliament and businessman, and Ruth Diane. He has two siblings: Rob (deceased) and Randy.
Doug is currently married to Karla Middlebrook, and the couple have four children: Kara, Kayla, Krista, and Kyla. The family presently resides in Etobicoke.
Doug became involved in the family business, Deco Labels and Tags, in the 1990s. In 2002, Doug became president of the firm, and managed the private enterprise’s entry into Chicago. Just before his death, Doug’s father separated the company into three parts: 40 percent to Doug, 40 percent to Randy, and 20 percent to Rob.
As his brother, Rob, entered the mayoral election, Doug decided to succeed his brother in city council in 2010, running and winning Ward 2 in Etobicoke. Their tenure at city hall was controversial to say the least; the Ford family even paid a visit to the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show. With Mayor Ford hospitalized, Doug entered the 2014 mayoral campaign, competing against John Tory and Olivia Chow. He ultimately lost the election by six percent to John.
In 2017, Doug announced that he would once again be running for mayor of Toronto and seek to unseat John. This ended when Patrick Brown stepped down as leader of the Ontario Progressive Party (PC) amid sexual misconduct allegations. Doug will be vying for the party’s leadership – the nomination process starts in March, and he faces at least two candidates: Christine Elliott and Caroline Mulroney.
Doug published a book in 2016 titled “Ford Nation: Two Brothers, One Vision – The True Story of the People’s Mayor.”
We estimate that Doug Ford’s net worth is $5.1 million (2017).
So how much is $5.1 million really?
$5.1 million can pay for the salaries of all 44 members of Toronto City Council. $5.1 million can also cover the cost of the $100,000 entry fee to run for the Ontario PC leadership.