James & Arthur Irving are Canadian billionaire brothers who have a net worth of $6 billion and $5.5 billion, respectively. James and Arthur, along with their brother Jack (who died in July 2010), have taken over the New Brunswick family business started back in 1881 by their grandfather, J.D.
Irving. Nowadays, they both lead their diversified Irving Group of Companies, which has drastically expanded over the years. The growing company has literally dominated the local economy, when it comes to dealing with oil, natural gas, gas stations, timber, paper products, construction, shipbuilding, agriculture, building supplies, newspapers etc. But apart from the above, the group that currently employs over 15,000 people and maintains operations in both Canada and the United States is also the owner of a Canadian Hockey League team. While speaking of the most notable deals of Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Yard, it is the major 2011 contract to build $25 billion worth of frigates, destroyers and patrol ships for the Canadian military.
|Net Worth:||$11.5 Billion|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 20, 1928 (94 years old)|