Founded by well-known Canadian business leader and philanthropist Peter Munk, Barrick was first listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 2, 1983. By 1985, it was one of North America’s top gold producers, pursuing an aggressive growth strategy. A year later, the purchase of the Goldstrike Mine in Nevada set the company on a trajectory to international expansion, acquiring mines in South America, Africa and the Australia Pacific region to become the world’s largest gold producer.
Today, Barrick has a portfolio of operating mines and advanced exploration and development projects on five continents. In addition to the world’s largest gold reserves, Barrick has large land positions on the most prolific and prospective mineral trends. Learn more.
FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Peter Munk is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Barrick Gold Corporation. A well-known Canadian business leader and philanthropist, Mr. Munk has built several enterprises that have achieved outstanding performances.
Starting in 1983, Mr. Munk and his management team developed Barrick into one of the world's most successful gold producers. Peter Munk's business strengths are evident in Barrick's sound financial management, entrepreneurial character and solid balance sheet.
Mr. Munk graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1952. Among numerous other public honors, he is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country's highest honor for a private citizen.