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Galen Weston; Head of an Anglo-Canadian business empire, owner of Selfridges and friend of the Royal family

Apr 15, 2021 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

GALEN WESTON, who has died aged 80, was the head of the billionaire Anglo-Canadian dynasty whose fortune had its origins in mass-produced sliced bread. Though best known as the steward of the family's Canadian and Irish interests, he was also the owner of Selfridges, a friend of the British Royal family - and the target, in 1983, of a botched IRA kidnap attempt.

Born in England and educated in Canada, Galen Weston first made his mark as a young retail entrepreneur in Dublin, where one of h...