James Irving Net Worth $5 Billion
Along with his brother Arthur, they have an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion as of March 2013 that they acquired from inheritance. Based on Forbes, they are the fourth richest man in Canada and 276th on the planet. Produced on March 20, 1928, James K. Irving or J.K. Irving is considered among the leading Canadian industrialists during his time. James has diversified the biggest business in Atlantic Canada with more than 300 subsidiaries within the Irving Group of Companies. Following the departure of the father, he inherited the Brunswick News, a publishing company, and J.D. Irving Limited, the conglomerate began by his grandpa J.D. Irving. The business has interests in petroleum, natural gas, gas stations, lumber, paper goods, shipbuilding, construction, agriculture, building materials, newspapers, radio stations, and also a Canadian Hockey League team. He has been involved in many philanthropic actions for the progress of his home state of New Brunswick. In 1957, James Irving headed the company’s reforestation and tree improvement plans, and has helped expand the forest product’s company. For more than 50 years, the company has planted more than 850 million trees in Canada.