Charles Bronfman is a Canadian businessman and philanthropist.
He was the majority owner of the Montreal Expos franchise in Major League Baseball from the team's formation in 1968 until 1990.
Bronfman is also responsible for the Charles Bronfman Prize, honoring individuals for their humanitarian contributions. The first winner was Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation founder Jay Feinberg.
Bronfman was a founding co-chairman of Historica, producers of the Heritage Minutes series of television shorts. It was at an early meeting of this foundation that he asked the members, "If television can use 30 seconds or 60 seconds to persuade people that Cadillacs or cornflakes are interesting, couldn't we also use that short piece of time to persuade Canadians that their history is interesting? You tell me how to do it, and I'll fund it."
He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy, Honoris Causa from Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Doctorate of Laws, Honoris Causa from McGill University. .Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from Brandeis University ,Doctorate of Laws, Honoris Causa from Concordia University, Doctorate of Laws, Honoris Causa from the University of Waterloo, Doctorate of Laws, Honoris Causa from the University of Toronto.