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John Franklyn Mars was born on 15 October 1935, in Arlington County, Virginia, USA, and is best known as co-owner – with his siblings Forrest Jr. and Jacqueline – of the Mars confectionary company, and as such is rated by Forbes magazine as the joint 22nd richest person in the world in 2015.

John Mars Net Worth $27 Billion

So just how rich is John Mars? Forbes magazine estimates that John’s net worth is currently $27 billion, virtually all his wealth having been accumulated from his ownership of one-third of the Mars company, of which he has also been the CEO since 1999.

John Mars is the son of Forrest Mars Sr., and grandson of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated, reputedly started by Frank in the kitchen of his Tacoma, Washington home in 1911.

John Mars was educated at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, and subsequently graduated from Yale University with both a BA and BSc in engineering in 1957.

John Mars, with his brother, Forrest Jr., and sister Jacqueline, own Mars, the world’s largest candy company thanks in part to its $23 billion acquisition of gum maker Wrigley’s in 2008. The company is also the fifth largest in the USA. The candy maker’s most famous brands also include Milky Way, M&M’s, 3 Musketeers, Twix, Skittles, and Snickers, reportedly named for the Mars family’s favorite horse. It was her father Forrest Sr. who invented malt-flavored nougat and M&M’s, over 400 million of which are produced in the United States each day. Mars has since branched out into consumer and pet foods with the well known brands Uncle Ben’s Rice and Whiskas under the Mars umbrella. The closely held company has annual revenue of more than $30 billion.

John Mars, along with his brother and sister, took over the family business after their father died in 1999. John is the CEO of the company while Jacqueline was made the Corporate Vice President of Mars Inc. No one from the Mars family currently holds any executive position in the company. John’s net worth derives both from his inheritance, and from the on-going profits made by the company. He is also paid a notional salary by virtue of his position as CEO.

In his personal life, John Mars married Adrienne Bevis in 1958, and they have three children. The family now resides in Jackson, Wyoming.

As with most billionaires, John is a generous philanthropist, including donating a gift of $2 million to establish and permanently endow the Forrest Mars Sr. Visiting Professorship in Ethics, Politics and Economics at Yale University.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Cut2015TV Movie post-production
Battle Creek2015TV SeriesJacob
Hart of Dixie2012-2015TV SeriesWally Maynard / Wally
The Mentalist2015TV SeriesDan Glover
Shameless2015TV SeriesLungs
Mission NinetyTwo: Dragonfly2014Commissioner Steele
Sweaty Booty Cheeks2014Video shortActor
The Crazy Ones2013TV SeriesMitch
Libelle2012TV MovieCommissioner Steele
Jane by Design2012TV Series
Eagleheart2012TV SeriesAfrican Narrator
Who Killed Soul Glow?2012
Glee2012TV SeriesChili
Pretty Little Liars2012TV SeriesMr. Tamborelli
Last Man Standing2011TV SeriesFrank
The Troop2009-2011TV SeriesMr. Stockley
The Guest at Central Park West2009Terrance Barlow
Dexter2007TV SeriesCurtis Barnes
Boston Legal2007TV SeriesAdam Murch
Bones2006TV SeriesJoe Noland
Fifty Pills2006Housing Manager
Still Standing2004-2005TV SeriesMaxwell 'Mack' McDaniel
Center of the Universe2005TV SeriesBurt
Joan of Arcadia2003-2005TV SeriesChess Player God / Chessmaster.God
Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project2005TV Movie
Rodney2004TV SeriesBurt
NCIS2004TV SeriesDetective Hanley
Sex and the Green Card2003ShortSilas
Malcolm in the Middle2003TV SeriesCop
Nip/Tuck2003TV SeriesVictor
John Doe2002-2003TV SeriesFrank Hayes
Like Mike2002NBA Player (uncredited)
Providence2002TV SeriesRichard Zaks
The Division2002TV SeriesMr. Rios' Lawyer
Dead Last2001TV SeriesAgent Pearson
Bailey's Mistake2001TV MovieTyler
The Parkers2001TV SeriesErnest Orange
Soul Food2001TV SeriesRoy Johnson
Nash Bridges2000TV SeriesBrother Bliss
Any Day Now2000TV Series
Smart Guy1997-1999TV SeriesFloyd Henderson
Noah1998TV MovieErnie
Con Air1997Gator
She's So Lovely1997Leonard
The Sand Angels1996Video
Diagnosis Murder1996TV SeriesDon Farabee
Sgt. Bilko1996Sgt. Henshaw
ER1995TV SeriesMr. Gaither
Me and the Boys1995TV SeriesRobert
A Dangerous Affair1995TV MovieDet. Webber
Out of Darkness1994TV MovieAlbert Price
Floundering1994Bodyguard
A Different World1993TV SeriesOtis Curtis
Melrose Place1992-1993TV SeriesTerrence Haggard
Joe's Life1993TV SeriesRay Wharton
Martin1992TV SeriesCaller #3
White Men Can't Jump1992Walter
Deception: A Mother's Secret1991TV Movie
Home Improvement1991TV SeriesRick
The Doctor1991Anthony
Hell Hath No Fury1991TV MovieJohnson
Married People1990TV SeriesJoey Williams
Taking Care of Business1990LeBradford Brown (as J.J.)
Crazy People1990Montesque (as J.J.)
Coach1989TV SeriesStacey
Roseanne1989TV SeriesGeorge
Welcome Home1989Dwayne (as J.J.)
Casualties of War1989M.P. (as J.J.)
China Beach1988-1989TV SeriesFluke
Family Ties1989TV SeriesSgt. Tom Davis
Frank's Place1987-1988TV SeriesGregory
Tapeheads1988Hitman #2 (as J.J.)
Good Morning, Vietnam1987MP #2 (uncredited)
Amen1987TV SeriesThe Moving Man
Crime Story1986TV SeriesPrisoner L. Vee Rachmone
Screen Test1985Italian Henchman

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Guest at Central Park West2009
Sex and the Green Card2003Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweaty Booty Cheeks2014Video short executive producer
The Guest at Central Park West2009executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The EZ Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Get Cooking with the Stars2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Leftcoast TV2010TV SeriesHimself

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#Fact
1Although he played Essence Atkins' father in Smart Guy (1997), he is less than ten years her senior in real life.
2Resides in Los Angeles and has founded Mastering The Audition Productions; a full service, online audition training institute. [October 2006]
3Is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
4Attended the Roeper School, a private school for gifted students, in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

#Quote
1Hollywood is the only place in the world where you can show someone a bar of gold and they'll tell you it's a turd. But if you go out and make a million dollars with it you can back to that same person, show them a turd, and they'll tell you it's a bar of gold.

#Trademark
1Mastering The Audition

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