Dick Pound Biography

May 15, 2020
First published on:May 3, 2020
by Jack Ol

Facts of Dick Pound

Birth Name Richard William Duncan Pound
Birth Place St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Famous Name Dick Pound
Net Worth $2 million
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Profession Lawyer, author
University attended McGill University Faculty of Law
School attended Mount Royal High School and Selwyn House School
Currently Married Yes
Married to Julie Keith
Children 5

Richard William Duncan Pound widely recognized as Dick Pound s a Canadian swimming champion, lawyer, as well as spokesperson for the ethics in sport. Featured as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" Pound was the first president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and also a vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.

St. Catharines, Ontario native, Dick Pound was born on 22nd March 1942, under the star sign Aries. The seventy-eight years old holds Canadian nationality and white ethnic background.

How Much Is Dick Pound's Net Worth? Know His Income Source

Longtime IOC member Dick Pound's net worth is almost $2 million as of 2020. The significant source of his earning is the sports industry, intially as a pro swimmer, and then after holding several positions in the Canadian Olympic Committee.

He had roles such as President of the Canadian Olympic Committee (1977-1982), Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (1987–1991), 17th Chancellor of McGill University (July 1, 1999 – June 2009), President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (November 10, 1999 – December 31, 2007), and currently the chairman of the Olympic Broadcasting Services.

Prominent spokesman for ethics in sport, Dick Pound SOURCE: Canadian Olympic Committee

Additionally, being a lawyer he adds tremendous sum to his bank account. The average Lawyer salary in Canada is $107,221 per year or $54.99 per hour.

What's more, Pound also earns much from his books. His most recent published was 2014 Made in Court: Supreme Court Cases that Shaped Canada. Fitzhenry & Whiteside.  

Dick Pound's Personal Life: Married, Wife, & Children 

Dick Pound has married twice, however, there he has never talked about his first spouse in front of media. But it is no secret that he has three children from his first marriage.

He celebrated his second marriage with a Montreal author Julie Keith. The couple does not have their bio child but Pound is stepfather to Keith's two children. Currently, the family resides in Westmount, Quebec.

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Early Life & Education

Born as eldest of four children, Pound's father was an engineer at a pulp-and-paper-mill, hence the family moved often to numerous Quebec towns, including La Tuque and Trois Rivieres.

He enrolled at the Mount Royal High School and Selwyn House School in Montreal. In addition to swimming, he was a squash player who has won the 2X Canadian intercollegiate championship.

In 1962, Pound received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. Moreover, he has a B.A. with honors from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) earned in 1963. Also, he holds a degree in a B.C.L.from the McGill University Faculty of Law in 1967. 

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  • Awarded the Gold and Silver Star of the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the government of Japan in 1998.
  • Won the Laureus Spirit of Sport Award for his work at WADA in 2008
  • Inducted into McGill University's Sports Hall of Fame in 2010

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