Vanmag’s 2024 Power 50 List: The Hall of Fame

Meet the first-ever inductees to our Power 50 Hall of Fame: familiar faces that have shaped our city for years.

This year we’re introducing the Hall of Fame as a way to recognize the city’s most consistent and long-lasting sources of influence—the folks who have made it into the Power 50 time and time (and time) again over its 23-year history. This list acknowledges that the power these honourees hold is enduring; they’ve earned a permanent place above and beyond the shifting sands of the regular annual rankings (which you can find here).

Vanmag’s 2024 Power 50 Hall of Fame

Ian Gillespie

With Westbank, he’s brought world-class architecture to the city for decades, and with the upcoming, culturally focused Oakridge development project, the centre of the city may just shift south.

Jim Pattison

This multi-industry magnate has appeared on our Power 50 list since its inception. Now, with a $10-billion empire to his name, we can safely set him at the top of our inaugural Hall of Fame.

The Fuller Family

With stakes in Earls, Cactus Club and Joey, the Fullers basically invented casual-fine dining—and now that their empire has spread across Western Canada and even into Toronto, they’re shaping the way the entire nation eats.

The Aquilini Family

Real estate. Restaurants. Hockey. It’s the holy trinity of Vancouver life, and the Aquilinis are power players in all three industries… even when controversy comes a-knockin’.

Bob Rennie

The 2023 edition of our Power 50 list named Rennie “the man who knows everyone”—he also knows real estate and modern art inside and out.

Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa

This power couple has re-energized Vancouver’s art world with their philanthropy and business savvy.

Darren Entwistle

In the 23 years he’s been at the helm of Telus, Entwistle has quintupled the telecom company’s enterprise value to more than $71 billion. Powerful stuff.

Joy MacPhail

Though she’s retired from politics, MacPhail remains a major influence on the NDP, being called on as a fixer for everything from ICBC to housing plans.

Terry Hui

When he’s not busy running Concord Pacific Developments, you’ll find Hui working as a director for the Metro Vancouver Board of Trade or receiving yet another award for community engagement.

Thomas Fung

Fung remains the go-to source of information for Vancouver’s Chinese community, with his Fairchild Chinese-language TV network and radio stations ranking among the largest Asian media enterprises in North America.

Frank Giustra

After building his fortune as a resource-industry investor, Giustra turned his attention to helping to grow the city’s film scene; today, he continues his entrepreneurial streak with his Fiore Group venture capital firm and extensive charitable work.

Tamara Vrooman

She made her first Power 50 appearance as the head of Vancity Credit Union; now, she’s flying high as president and CEO of YVR.

Brandt Louie

The CEO of H.Y. Louie and chair of London Drugs continues to make an impact on the business, art, health and education worlds through his ongoing philanthropic work.

James K.M. Cheng

Cheng’s architecture firm has defined our skyline over the past 40-plus years. Would we have our beautiful City of Glass without him?

Chip and Shannon Wilson

This pair made Lululemon a household name, and now they’re taking their impact to new territories: Shannon with technical apparel brand Kit and Ace, and Chip with the highly active Low Tide Properties.


See the full 2024 Power 50 list here.