Forrest Mars Jr.

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Forrest Edward Mars Jr. (August 16, 1931 – July 26, 2016) was an American billionaire businessman. He was the founder of Mars, Incorporated, the confectionery company.

In March 2015, Forbes estimated his wealth to be $26.8 billion up from US $11 billion in March 2010. In October 2012, the Bloomberg Billionaires List ranked Mars as the 31st richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of 20.1 billion.[1]

Mars died at age 84 on July 26, 2016, in Seattle, Washington, of complications from a heart attack.[2][3]

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  1. "Bloomberg Billionares Index". Bloomberg LP. Archived from the original on December 14, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  2. Henry, David (July 27, 2016). "Forrest Mars Jr., Mars's Billionaire Co-Owner, Dies at 84". Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  3. Roberts, Sam (July 27, 2016). "Forrest E. Mars Jr., Scion of a Candy Empire, Dies at 84". New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-27.