Canadian businessman James Balsillie comes with an estimated net worth of $1.8 billion as of March 2011 according to Forbes. He was also the 692nd wealthiest person and was 421st in 2010. Produced James Laurence Balsillie on February 3, 1961 in Seaforth, Ontario, Canada, he has got his estimated net worth of $1.8 billion when he co-founded Research in Motion (RIM) with fellow billionaire Mike Lazaridis in 1984. It truly is a Canadian telecommunication and wireless gear business best known as the programmer of the BlackBerry brand of smartphones and tablets. Trading as BlackBerry, the company is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It’s now establishing PlayBook, a tablet device that can compete with Apple’s iPad. Also known as Jim, he has become the co-CEO of RIM from 1992 to January 2012. Jim is responsible for driving corporate strategy, business development, promotion, sales, and finance. He also served as the co-Chairman between December 16, 2010 and January 2012. He declared in 2007 the development of the new Canadian International Council (CIC) where he serves as its Chairman. He also founded the Balsillie School of International Affairs. As a sports enthusiast, he has tried three times to get an NHL team to move to Ontario.