Jacqueline Mars is the one-third owner of Mars Incorporated, the world's largest candy, pet food, and confectionary maker. The company was founded in 1911 by her grandfather, Franklin Clarence Mars. According to Forbes, as of May 2023, Jacqueline Mars' net worth is $38.3 billion.
Jacqueline Mars is the daughter of American billionaire businessman Forrest Mars, Sr. As the heiress of the Mars family, Jacqueline owns shares of Mars Incorporated along with her brothers John Mars and the late Forrest Jr. Jacqueline began her career by working as the president of the food products group in her family's company. She worked hard for the development of the company for many years and was on the company's board until 2016.
Jacqueline Mars retired from her position as president of the food products group in 2001. She is a trustee of the U.S. Equestrian Team and serves on the board of the National Archives. She was previously on the board of the Washington National Opera. In 2022, Bloomberg Billionaires Index ranked her as the 22nd wealthiest person in the world. In 2023, according to Forbes, Jacqueline Mars is the 4th richest woman in the world.
Jacqueline Mars was born on October 10, 1939, in the United States. She completed her schooling at Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She later earned a degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College. Jacqueline Mars was married to David H. Badger and had two daughters, Alexandra Badger and Christa M. Badger, and a son, Stephen M. Badger. They were legally separated in 1984, and two years later she married Harold "Hank" Vogel. Jacqueline and Harold divorced in 1994.
Jacqueline Mars is a philanthropist and has donated to a number of causes, including the U.S. Equestrian Team, the National Archives, and the Washington National Opera. She is also a member of the board of directors of several organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund and the National Geographic Society.
Jacqueline Mars is a successful businesswoman and philanthropist who has made a significant impact on the world. She is an inspiration to many and her story is a testament to the power of hard work and determination.