James and Arthur Irving Net Worth $4.5 Billion
James & Arthur Irving are Canadian billionaire brothers who’ve an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion as of March 2013 according to Forbes. Collectively, they are the fourth richest people in Canada and rated 276th in the listing of World Billionaires. In addition to their brother Jack, who expired in July 2010, they’ve taken over the family business that was started by their grandfather, J.D. Irving, way back in 1881. Now, the two have led their diversified J.D. Irving Group of Companies which has drastically expanded over time. James and Arthur both headed the diversified Irving Group of Companies in dominating the neighborhood economy. It has interests in petroleum, natural gas, gas stations, lumber, paper products, shipbuilding, construction, agriculture, building supplies, papers, radio stations, and also a Canadian Hockey League team. Arthur Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Yard has won a gigantic national contract in October 2011 to build $25 million worth of frigates, destroyers, and patrol ships for the Canadian military. The group now employs more than 15,000 people with operations in both Canada and the United States.