Valerie Mars Net Worth

Valerie Mars, born in 1948 in New York, inherited an estimated 8% stake in Mars Inc. when her father, Forrest Mars Jr., passed away in 2016. The company, founded by her great-grandfather Frank Mars in 1911, is now worth $35 billion and recently acquired animal hospital chain VCA.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

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

💰 Net worth: $9.6 Billion (2024)

Valerie Mars is a renowned figure in the food and beverage industry in the United States. As a member of the influential Mars family, she has played a pivotal role in the success and growth of one of the world's largest food companies, Mars, Incorporated. With her significant contributions, Valerie Mars has amassed a considerable net worth, which is estimated to be an impressive $9.6 billion in 2024. Her wealth not only reflects her personal achievements but also highlights the immense success of the Mars brand in the highly competitive food and beverage market.



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


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.


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.


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


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