Valerie Mars

About Valerie Mars

Birth Year: 1948
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
Genre: novelist; short story writer.

Valerie Mars Net Worth

Valerie Mars was bornon 1948 in New York, New York, United States. Valerie Mars and her three sisters each inherited an estimated 8% stake in candymaker Mars Inc. when their father, Forrest Mars Jr., died in 2016. Her great-grandfather Frank Mars founded the company in 1911. The $35 billion (sales) company completed its acquisition of animal hospital chain VCA in September 2017. Best known for candy such as Milky Way, Dove and Skittles, Mars also makes Uncle Ben's rice and pet food, including Pedigree and Whiskas.
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💰 Net worth: $6 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

Biography/Timeline

1975

With her niece, Lisa Martin, she wrote the children's book, Anton and Cecil. She has one child, Adrienne, born in 1975.

1978

Her other fictional works include Set in Motion (1978), Alexandra (1979), A Recent Martyr (1987), The Consolation of Nature and Other Stories (1988), The Great Divorce (1993), Italian Fever (1999), The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories (2006), Trespass (2007), and The Confessions of Edward Day (2009), as well as Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St. Francis (2001), a biography of St. Francis of Assisi. Her most recent novel, The Ghost of the Mary Celeste, was published in 2014, and Sea Lovers: Selected Stories appeared in 2016.

1990

Her 1990 novel, Mary Reilly, a retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the point of view of a servant in the doctor's house, was released in 1996 as the Columbia TriStar Pictures film, Mary Reilly. It is directed by Stephen Frears and stars John Malkovich as Dr. Jekyll and Julia Roberts as Mary.

2001

The short subject film Surface Calm (2001) is based on her short story of the same title from her first book, Love (1977).

2003

Her novel Property (2003) won the prestigious Orange Prize. In 2012, The Observer named Property as one of "The 10 best historical novels".