John Mars[table border=”0″]Net Worth, $17 Billion,,,
Source of Wealth, Chairman of Mars, Inc.,,,
John Franklyn Mars is the current patriarch and chairman of the candy and food company, Mars, Incorporated. Many modern American billionaires have come from the tech world, but John Mars succeeds his father, Forrest Mars, Sr., and grandfather, the founder of Mars, Inc., Frank C. Mars. This history of success stretches back over a century, and has led to a net worth that places John Mars on the List of Billionaires.
Mars creates numerous household candies, like Snickers and M&M’s, as well as controlling gum company Wrigley and branching into pet products with Pedigree dog food and Whiskas cat food.
Still a family-owned business, the Mars family has allowed non-family to begin occupying upper management roles and as become something akin to a board of directors for the company.