Forrest Mars, Jr.

About Forrest Mars, Jr.

Birth Day: August 16, 1931
Birth Place: United States
Died On: July 26, 2016(2016-07-26) (aged 84)\nSeattle, Washington
Birth Sign: Virgo
Residence: McLean, Virginia Big Horn, Wyoming
Citizenship: United States
Education: Hotchkiss School (1949) Yale University (BA/BS) New York University (MBA)
Known for: Mars, Inc.
Spouse(s): Virginia Cretella (div. 1990) Deborah Adair Clarke. (div. in early 2010).
Children: 4 children: Victoria B. Mars Valerie Anne Mars Pamela Diane Mars Marijke Elizabeth Mars
Parent(s): Forrest Mars, Sr. (1904–1999) Audrey Ruth (Meyer) Mars (1910-1989)
Relatives: Frank C. Mars (grandfather) John F. Mars (brother) Jacqueline Mars (sister)

Forrest Mars, Jr. Net Worth

Forrest Mars, Jr. was bornon August 16, 1931 in United States. Forrest Mars, Jr., an heir to candy giant Mars Inc., died at age 84 on July 26, 2016. At the time of his death, he was the 16th wealthiest American and 25th richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $25 billion. Mars, a Yale graduate and U.S. Army veteran who started his career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse, joined the family company in 1959, when annual sales were under $100 million. By the time he became co-president alongside his brother, John, in 1975, revenues had reached $1 billion. Mars then spent several decades promoting global growth for the company's diverse line of products, which include recognizable labels like M&Ms and Snickers. Mars Inc. has since ballooned into an international powerhouse, with 80,000 employees across 78 countries and $33 billion in annual revenue. In remembering his legacy, the company described Mars as "a man who insisted repeatedly that everyone's work should be fun and meaningful." He is survived by his wife, four children, eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many other extended family members, including his brother John and sister Jacqueline, with whom he owned Mars Inc.
Forrest Mars, Jr. is a member of Food and Beverage

💰 Net worth: $23.4 Billion

2010 $10 Billion
2011 $13.8 Billion
2012 $17 Billion
2013 $20.5 Billion
2014 $22 Billion
2015 $23.4 Billion
2016 $23.4 Billion
2018 $23.4 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1929

Mars married Virginia Cretella, born 1929/1930 (age 87–88). They had four children: Victoria B. Mars, Valerie Anne Mars, Pamela Diane Mars, and Marijke Elizabeth Mars.

1949

Mars graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, in 1949 and Yale University.

1990

He divorced Virginia in 1990 to marry Deborah Adair Clarke. They divorced in 2010.

2010

According to Forbes magazine as of 2010, he was the 52nd richest person in the world, the 26th richest American, and the richest Virginian.

2016

Mars died at age 84 on July 26, 2016, in Seattle, Washington, of complications from a heart attack.

2018

Mars and his ex-wife donated the funds that made it possible for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to reconstruct an 18th-century coffeehouse in Colonial Williamsburg.

2019

As owner of the Diamond Cross Ranch, an 82,000-acre (33,000 ha) parcel along Montana’s Tongue River and on the northern end of the Powder River Basin, Mars was active in opposing the development of his part of what's been called the "most productive coal and natural gas fields in the nation." Companies that hold the oil and gas leases to his land, rights originally made possible by the Stock-Raising Homestead Act and the Mineral Leasing Act, are seeking to exercise those rights on his ranch. Mars was reportedly concerned about the large amount of water that Energy exploration and production projects consume, water needed by his ranch.