David Thomson

David Kenneth Roy Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet is a Canadian-British hereditary peer and media magnate. Upon the death of his father in 2006, Thomson became the chairman of Thomson Corporation and also inherited his father’s British title, Baron Thomson of Fleet.

  • David Thomson and his family control a media and publishing empire founded by his grandfather Roy Thomson.
  • The family’s biggest holding: more than 350 million shares of Thomson Reuters, where Thomson serves as chairman.
  • In 2018, Thomson Reuters announced it was selling a controlling stake in Refinitiv, a financial data provider, to Blackstone for $17 billion.
  • The family also holds a stake in telecom giant Bell Canada and own the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper.