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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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In the Cut 2015 TV Movie post-production
Battle Creek 2015 TV Series Jacob
Hart of Dixie 2012-2015 TV Series Wally Maynard / Wally
The Mentalist 2015 TV Series Dan Glover
Shameless 2015 TV Series Lungs
Mission NinetyTwo: Dragonfly 2014 Commissioner Steele
Sweaty Booty Cheeks 2014 Video short Actor
The Crazy Ones 2013 TV Series Mitch
Libelle 2012 TV Movie Commissioner Steele
Jane by Design 2012 TV Series
Eagleheart 2012 TV Series African Narrator
Who Killed Soul Glow? 2012
Glee 2012 TV Series Chili
Pretty Little Liars 2012 TV Series Mr. Tamborelli
Last Man Standing 2011 TV Series Frank
The Troop 2009-2011 TV Series Mr. Stockley
The Guest at Central Park West 2009 Terrance Barlow
Dexter 2007 TV Series Curtis Barnes
Boston Legal 2007 TV Series Adam Murch
Bones 2006 TV Series Joe Noland
Fifty Pills 2006 Housing Manager
Still Standing 2004-2005 TV Series Maxwell 'Mack' McDaniel
Center of the Universe 2005 TV Series Burt
Joan of Arcadia 2003-2005 TV Series Chess Player God / Chessmaster.God
Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project 2005 TV Movie
Rodney 2004 TV Series Burt
NCIS 2004 TV Series Detective Hanley
Sex and the Green Card 2003 Short Silas
Malcolm in the Middle 2003 TV Series Cop
Nip/Tuck 2003 TV Series Victor
John Doe 2002-2003 TV Series Frank Hayes
Like Mike 2002 NBA Player (uncredited)
Providence 2002 TV Series Richard Zaks
The Division 2002 TV Series Mr. Rios' Lawyer
Dead Last 2001 TV Series Agent Pearson
Bailey's Mistake 2001 TV Movie Tyler
The Parkers 2001 TV Series Ernest Orange
Soul Food 2001 TV Series Roy Johnson
Nash Bridges 2000 TV Series Brother Bliss
Any Day Now 2000 TV Series
Smart Guy 1997-1999 TV Series Floyd Henderson
Noah 1998 TV Movie Ernie
Con Air 1997 Gator
She's So Lovely 1997 Leonard
The Sand Angels 1996 Video
Diagnosis Murder 1996 TV Series Don Farabee
Sgt. Bilko 1996 Sgt. Henshaw
ER 1995 TV Series Mr. Gaither
Me and the Boys 1995 TV Series Robert
A Dangerous Affair 1995 TV Movie Det. Webber
Out of Darkness 1994 TV Movie Albert Price
Floundering 1994 Bodyguard
A Different World 1993 TV Series Otis Curtis
Melrose Place 1992-1993 TV Series Terrence Haggard
Joe's Life 1993 TV Series Ray Wharton
Martin 1992 TV Series Caller #3
White Men Can't Jump 1992 Walter
Deception: A Mother's Secret 1991 TV Movie
Home Improvement 1991 TV Series Rick
The Doctor 1991 Anthony
Hell Hath No Fury 1991 TV Movie Johnson
Married People 1990 TV Series Joey Williams
Taking Care of Business 1990 LeBradford Brown (as J.J.)
Crazy People 1990 Montesque (as J.J.)
Coach 1989 TV Series Stacey
Roseanne 1989 TV Series George
Welcome Home 1989 Dwayne (as J.J.)
Casualties of War 1989 M.P. (as J.J.)
China Beach 1988-1989 TV Series Fluke
Family Ties 1989 TV Series Sgt. Tom Davis
Frank's Place 1987-1988 TV Series Gregory
Tapeheads 1988 Hitman #2 (as J.J.)
Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 MP #2 (uncredited)
Amen 1987 TV Series The Moving Man
Crime Story 1986 TV Series Prisoner L. Vee Rachmone
Screen Test 1985 Italian Henchman



The Guest at Central Park West 2009
Sex and the Green Card 2003 Short



Sweaty Booty Cheeks 2014 Video short executive producer
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The EZ Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Get Cooking with the Stars 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Leftcoast TV 2010 TV Series Himself

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

1 Hollywood 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.

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