Jim Treliving

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Birthday
12, 1941
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Canadian businessman who became known to television audiences as one of the "dragons" on the reality series Dragons' Den. He built his personal fortune through his partnership with George Melville, with whom he co-owns several businesses, including Boston Pizza, Mr. Lube and White Rock Commercial.

Before Fame

He was a constable in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the 1960's. He broke into the world of entrepreneurship by purchasing the rights to open a Boston Pizza restaurant in Penticton, British Columbia.

Trivia

He once received the British Columbia American Marketing Association's Marketer of the Year award.

Family Life

He married a woman named Sandi. He has a daughter named Cheryl. His son, Brad Treliving, has served as the general manager of the NHL's Calgary Flames.

Associated With

He and Manjit Minhas, co-founder of Minhas Breweries & Distillery, have both been "dragons" on Dragons' Den.