Forrest Mars Jr. is a primary shareholder for one of the largest candy-makers in the world, Mars, Inc. The candy company was founded by his grandfather, Frank C. Mars, in 1911 and was expanded overseas by his father, Forrest Mars, Sr. As of 2015, Mars is considered the 31st richest man in the world according to Bloomberg Billionaires.
Mars Inc. is a multi-billion dollar Virginia-based company that overlooks some of the popular candy brands, including Milky Way, Starburst, Skittles, M&Ms and more. The company also oversees non-candy products such as Uncle Ben’s Rice and animal food products like Pedigree and Wiskas.
Forrest Mars Jr. is one of three heirs that control the $60 billion Mars candy fortune. The Mars family is known to be one of the most private billionaire families in history. Mars has been married three times, and his most recent divorce to Deboarh Adair Clarke was in 2010.