"Sir Max Aitken, an odd little Canadian of great wealth and influence here."

Sir Max Aitken - became Lord Beaverbook in 1916
Public DomainSir Max Aitken - became Lord Beaverbook in 1916
Canadian Max Aitken was a self-made millionaire by the time he moved to England at age 31. He became a British MP, and was granted a peerage in 1916, becoming Lord Beaverbrook. He is perhaps best remembered as been a powerful press baron.