Arthur Irving was bornon 1930 in Saint John, Canada, Canada. Arthur Irving is #643 in List Billionaires People In The World. New Brunswick native Arthur Irving owns an estimated two-thirds of Irving Oil, which operates gas stations and oil refineries. Arthur is a third generation member of a Canadian dynasty. His grandfather, James Dergavel Irving, started the family business in the late 1800s. His dad Kenneth Colin (K.C) Irving added oil operations in 1920s; Arthur and his 2 brothers reportedly divided up the empire after KC's death in 1992. Arthur's brother James Irving, also a billionaire, took over a conglomerate that spans shipbuilding to forestry. A third Irving brother, John (known as Jack), headed the family's construction operations and owned part of Irving Oil. He passed away in 2010.
5 billion (as of March 2015) according to Forbes, Arthur Irving was ranked by Forbes as the 5th wealthiest person in Canada and 271st in the world
In 2012, he was made a member of the Order of New Brunswick
In 2008, along with his brothers he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame
In 2002, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada
Arthur Irving has served as Chancellor of Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia from 1996–2010
Following their father's death in 1992, ownership and responsibility for the Irving companies was divided as follows:All companies within the Irving conglomerate are vertically integrated and buy services and products of other Irving-owned companies, thereby maintaining profits within their operations
Irving, OC ONB (born 1930) is a Canadian businessman, born in New Brunswick, the second son of industrialist K