Jacqueline Mars Biography, Age, Family, Married, Mars, Inc. and Net Worth

Jacqueline Mars Biography

Jacqueline Mars is an American investor and heiress of the American candy company Mars, Incorporate. She is among the richest individuals in the world with a net worth of $28.6 billion according to Forbes magazine as of July 2019. Jacqueline owns an estimated one-third of Mars, which is the world’s largest candymaker.

Jacqueline Early Life

Ms. Mars was born in a well of and rich Mars family in Washington, DC. She was brought up to be a very humble and down-to-earth woman. She went to Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield.

Jacqueline Mars Education

Ms. Mars studied and graduated from a boarding school known as Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Afterwhich, she attended Bryn Mawr College. In 1961, she graduated with a degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.

Jacqueline Mars Career

Jacqueline is a third-generation member of the Mars family. She joined the family company in 1982 as a Food Product Group President, a position she held until her retirement in 2001. She was also a board member of the Mars, Inc from 2001 until 2016.

Mars, Inc. is a candy, food and pet products company located McLean, Virginia. It is the world’s largest candy maker and is best known for confections such as Snickers, Milky Way, and Twix. It also purchased Wrigley in 2008 for $23 billion, making it command more than half the U.S. chewing gum market. Mars, Inc also sells brands such as Juicy Fruit, Orbit, Big Red, Doublemint, Life Savers, Eclipse, Skittles, Altoids, and Starburst. Among the company’s food products are Suzi Wan and Uncle Ben’s while it’s pet food brands are Pedigree, Whiskas and Eukanuba.

Since her retirement, Jacqueline serves on several boards. They include Mars, Inc., the Smithsonian, the National Archives and other private companies. Ms. Mars also occasionally appears at equestrian events and the art world. She is a philanthropist and the benefactor of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation’s Jacqueline B. Mars Competition & Training Grant, which helps train U.S. hoarse riders. She is a routine donor to the League of Conservation Voters and owns a working organic farm, which is protected by the Land Trust of Virginia.

Jacqueline Mars Age

The Mars Inc heiress was born on October 10, 1939, in the United Kingdom. She celebrates her birthday on the 10th of October every year.

Jacqueline Mars Family

Jacqueline is the granddaughter to Franklin Clarence Mars Sr, the founder of Mars, Inc. She is the only daughter to Audrey Ruth Meyer and Forrest Mars Sr. She was raised in a family of three children. Her brothers are John Franklyn Mars and Forrest E. Mars Jr. She and her two siblings, John and Forrest Jr., each inherited one-third of the Mars, Inc company. In July 2016, brother Forrest Jr. died and his one-third was split equally among his four children.

She is related to businesswomen: Pamela Diane Mars, Marijke Elizabeth Mars, Valerie Mars, Victoria B. Mars, and Pamela Mars-Wright. They are her brother’s (Forrest Mars Jr.) children.

Jacqueline Mars Married and Divorce

Jacqueline is a divorcee. She has been married, twice. Her first marriage was to David H. Badger from 1961 – 1984. Their marriage resulted in the birth of their three children: Alexandra Badger born in 1967, Stephen M. Badger born in 1969, and Christa M Badger born in 1975.

After her divorce from David Badger, Ms. Mars married Harold ‘Hank’ Vogel. They lived in Bedminster, New Jersey until their divorce in 1994. She lives in The Plains, Virginia, US; (formerly known as Bedminster, NJ).

Jacqueline Mars Car Accident

Back in on October 4th, 2013, Mars was in a car accident that happened near her home in the plains in Northern Virginia. She was in the vehicle that struck another vehicle with six passengers on board. One person died at the scene, while an expectant woman had a miscarriage. Ms. Mars was charged with reckless driving for which she pleaded guilty to the minor wrongdoing. Tests conducted on her did not reveal any alcohol, drugs or medications in her system that could have caused a blackout.

Jacqueline Mars Net Worth

According to Forbes, Ms. Mars has a net worth of 28.1 billion USD as of 2019. Her net worth ranks her among the wealthiest female billionaires in the world.