16th Aug 31
Born in: United States
Marital status: Divorced
Born Forrest Edward Mars, Jr. has an estimated net worth of $19.8 billion.
Founder of the American candy company “Mars, Incorporated” and son of Forrest Mars Sr., Forrest Mars Jr was born in Illinois and is one of the wealthiest man in US. Success from his inherited business of chocolates and pet food and other projects has made him stand tall in the world’s list of billionaires. Mars has been a news maker every time, whether it was acquisition of the gum maker “Wrigley” or opposition of the coal and natural gas companies from mining on his “Diamond Cross Ranch”.
Prior to handling his family’s business, Mars completed his MBA from the New York University. He employed his business skills to the inherited trade to expand it to great heights. Currently, with Headquarters in Virginia, “Mars, Incorporated” is the fifth largest privately held company in the US. Apart from confectionary, Mars’s prestigious confectionary company deals in pet food, drinks and other food products and operates in six business units in the US.
Owner of the reputed confectionary company “Mars, Incorporated” and 82,000 acre “Diamond Cross Ranch”, Mars is the richest man in Virginia, 26th richest American and the 52nd richest person in the world. The businessman acquired gum maker “Wrigley” in 2009 for a massive $23 billion to create the world’s largest confectionary company. The Virginia resident has a net worth of $11 billion according to Forbes sources. A generous philanthropist by nature, the billionaire business man also made momentous financial contributions to “Colonial Williamsburg Foundation” and to the governing body of “Fort Ticonderoga”.
The billionaire’s confectionary business extended sweetness to people’s life, but his own personal life didn’t incorporate all of his business’s sweetness, as Mars was married and divorced twice. The billionaire business man is the devoted father of seven children.
Mars efficiently opposed the coal and natural gas companies from exploration of his Diamond Cross Ranch, as he is concerned about the enormous amount of water which such energy exploration projects consume. The business man rather wants to preserve the water resource for maintaining his own ranch.