John Mars Net Worth

John Mars was born in Jackson, Wyoming, United States. John and his siblings Jacqueline and Forrest Jr. (died July 2016) inherited stakes in candy fim Mars Inc. when their father died in 1999. He and Jacqueline each own one third of the company, which is being run by some of their children. The $35 billion (sales) candy company was founded by John's grandfather, Frank, in 1911. Mars also makes Uncle Ben's rice and pet food, including Pedigree and Whiskas.
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💰 Net worth: $24.2 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $11 Billion
2010 $10 Billion
2011 $13.8 Billion
2012 $17 Billion
2013 $20.5 Billion
2014 $22 Billion
2015 $23.4 Billion
2016 $27 Billion
2017 $27 Billion
2018 $24.91 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1960

Mars began his musical training at Sykes Music in Brantford, Ontario where he studied the drums with Carl Lemke. In the late 1960s he played the drums in the band John Mars and the Martians with Bassist Kevin Cosman and Guitarist Stan Baka. The group disbanded after Baka was killed by a drunk driver. Mard then moved to Toronto where he met Pianist Stuart Broomer and Saxophonist Bill Smith. The three men formed the successful jazz trio "Broomer, Mars & Smith" which actively performed throughout the 1970s. In 1980 Smith left to pursue other projects and the duo "Stuart Broomer & John Mars" was formed. The duo performed up through 1986 and notably released the 1983 album, Annihilated Surprise, on Ugly Dog Records.

1979

While performing in the jazz duo with Broomer, Mars performed con-currently in the rock band Brian's Children which he established with Guitarist /songwriter Dave Templeton (Temps) and Drummer Teddy Fury in 1979. For this group, Martin served as lead singer and the main Songwriter. The group released one single Cut Her Hair b/w Oh Yeah which was produced by Daniel Lanois. In 1986 Mars shortened the band's name to The Children and formed a new band with guitarist/songwriter Aurelio Lanzalone and Bassist Mark Sinkowski. The group performed up through 1991 and went through several membership changes.

1988

In 1988 Mars began performing in the Ontario area with Guitarist David Essig. In the mid-90's he met Guitarist Mike Ardelli and the two began performing with their mutual pal drumist Glenn Kimberley in an ad hoc group called the Natural Born Lovers. The band played rockabilly/roots in concert series at various universities. The band disbanded when Ardelli died of a brain tumor at the age of 24.