Sunday, March 1, 2015

Age is No Barrier Week: 7. Iggy

As a very young man, Iggy emigrated to Toronto from Bulgaria with five dollars in his pocket.
In the following decades he built a large construction and real estate company.
The company owns six golf courses in greater Toronto.


At 89 years old, Iggy plays golf in the morning for fun and tennis in the afternoon for exercise.
He is still active in his family's real estate business, currently run by his wife and daughters.
Iggy has been very generous with contributions to Ontario and Bulgarian colleges and hospitals.


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30 comments:

Bergson said...

a high-level sportman

EG CameraGirl said...

I admire people who share their success with others. Amazing that he arrived in Canada with so little yet achieved so much!

Birgitta Rudenius said...

great swing :)

Birdman said...

Exhibit A: Age is a state of mind.

Mersad said...

Magnificent portraits and story behind them.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

José Mendonça said...

Congratulations on the wonderful series, Jack!

Jim said...

That's a brilliant post for this Ageing theme day.

Denton Harryman said...

great series Jack ... my favorite is Ellie and Ben with their focus on chocolate and wine (smile) ... I also like your profile and comment about looking forward often with a camera.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Iggy is an excellent example of what can be achieved with very little money and a lot of determination. Super portrait of a man ageing admirably.

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent!

cieldequimper said...

I sometimes wonder if success stories like his are still possible nowadays. I'd like to think so.

VP said...

An excellent choice for this theme day...

Sharon Anck said...

This was such a great series. You found so many people who are all young where it counts!

Lois said...

Iggy is looking good! I have really enjoyed your series on aging Jack. All of these active people make me feel a bit lazy, even though I do chase a two year old around 5 days a week!

Sylvia K said...

A terrific series it has been indeed, Jack, and I have enjoyed it so much! Some wonderful and amazing people in your world!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you've had a great weekend!! Enjoy the moment -- all of them!!

Michelle said...

What an inspiration to start with nothing and build yourself up in this world.

jennyfreckles said...

Just catching up with your posts. All these people seem very fit for their age, perhaps all that Florida sunshine helps. It certainly seems true that those who have been successful in life don't ease up much in later years, even if the direction they pursue is different.

RedPat said...

I don't know Iggy, Jack, but I have heard of him relative to his generous donations to the universities here in Toronto. I have really enjoyed this series too!

Gunn said...

Well done Iggy!
Keep up the sporty life you live!

Greetings from Stavanger / Norway.

Madge Bloom said...

I admire self-made 'men,' the grit and determination to succeed is something more young people need today...

SRQ said...

Another nice portrait. Great success story. And, who can resist the name Iggy?! Your aging series was excellent. Great idea ND execution.

LOLfromPasa said...

Good on him...he had done well. Wonderful portrait.

Kay said...

Another inspirational character. You've found some wonderful ones, Jack, and Iggy is a real achiever.

Randy said...

I hope I'm that active at his age.

Bob Crowe said...

You are showing us supermen and women, people who will not give up.

By the way, I downloaded that book you recommended.

William Kendall said...

It's hard to believe he's eighty nine. He certainly seems a good twenty years younger.

Dianne said...

Unbelievable Jack, Iggy is cetainly living life to the max ... a wonderful capture for our "ageing" Theme Day.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful series of aged champions - I think we just have to decide to get on with it like these people have.

Kate said...

A great attitude toward aging.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

A great story of determination and perseverance... He looks great and with those activities I wonder if he is mopping up the greens with you.

Love these photos and this story, Jack. He will always be young.

Bises,
Genie