A Stronach Family Feud: How things fell apart between the patriarch and his heir apparent

Dan Donovan was talking about his old friend and former employer, Frank Stronach, a man he hails as a genius, and Frank’s daughter, Belinda. Donovan knew both Stronachs well during his four years as Magna International’s vice-president of corporate affairs. When he would see them together — Frank, handsome, hard-charging, smart, Austrian-born and a poor kid made good by his wits and a willingness to take business risks; and Belinda, the rich kid born into everything — what always struck him most, despite the different lives they had led, was how similar they were.