A business honcho, James K. Irving is one of the well-known names of the most successful businessmen in Canada. The owner of J.D. Irving, a business that operates a number of companies in retail, frozen foods, transportation, ship building etc., James owns more than 260,000 acres of land in Nova Scotia, and has planted over 877 million trees under his forestry and timber operation. He is the oldest son of K.C. Irving, an industrialist. Forbes ranked James and his brother Arthur Irving as the 4th richest businessmen in Canada, and among the wealthiest people in the world. At present, he is one of the leading industrialists in Canada.
James irving with Arthur Irving