Peter Nygard Rags to Riches

Nygard opened his hundred thousand-square-foot Inkster plant in Winnipeg and the company has not stopped growing since.

Nygard international now has offices in New York, California, Toronto, China and Montreal delivering to over 200 of its own retail stores worldwide.

Peters adventures have put him in company with some of the world's most famous and influential people from Oprah Winfrey to Sean Connery to President Bush.

He chaired the Advisory Committee that led to the development of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and has led the way in technological advancements in the fashion industry.