Forrest Mars Jr Net Worth

Forrest Edward Mars, Jr. Net Worth

Real Name: Forrest Edward Mars, Jr.
Date of Birth: 09/16/2014
Place of Birth: Oak Park, Illinois

2017 Net Worth: $23.9 Billion
2016 Earnings: $5 Billion

Profession: Businessman

Forrest Mars Jr. Biography


Forrest Mars was born in Oak Park, Illinois, August 16, 1931. He is the eldest son of Forrest Mars Sr. and the first grandson of Frank Mars, the founder of Mars, Inc., the candy company. As a member of the Mars family, his earnings and assets vary from year to year but in 2012 Bloomberg Billionaires lists Forrest as the 31st richest man in the world with an estimated net worth  of $20.1 billion.

Forrest married his first wife, Virginia, and the couple had four children. His second wife, Deborah, and Forrest were married for only 10 years.  Forrest attended New York University where he earned his BS degree, and then he went on to Yale University, where he earned his Master’s Degree.

Forrest currently owns Diamond Cross Ranch, an 82,000 acre piece of land that runs along the Tongue River in Montana and the Powder River Basin. Although Forrest could add to his earnings from the coal and natural gas treasure chest that lies beneath his land, he has refused to decimate the property.

Along with his two other siblings, Forrest owns the candy giant Mars, which is valued today at $33 billion. This company was started by his grandfather back in 1911. His father became involved in the family business in 1929. During World War ll, Mars candies were sold exclusively to the military.

Forrest acquired the gum maker “Wrigley” and also sells several popular brands of pet food such as Whiskas and Pedigree. The company also owns Uncle Ben’s Rice.  All of these are extremely successful brands that add to the Mars total net worth, with sales reaching $30 billion in 2012.

This billionaire businessman has turned Mars into the 5th largest privately held company in the United States. His investment and business savvy have made him the richest man in the state of Virginia.  Forrest Mars Jr.’s net worth as of the first half of 2014 is $23.9 billion dollars.

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