Jacqueline Mars

With a net worth of $17 Billion - Jacqueline Mars and her two brothers, John and Forrest Jr, own $31.6 billion (sales) Mars, the world’s largest candy company thanks to its $23 billion acquisition of gum maker Wrigley’s in 2008. The candy maker’s most famous brands include Milky Way, M&M’s, 3 Musketeers, Twix, Skittles, and Snickers. Jacqueline is a trustee of the United States Equestrian team and sits on the board of the Washington National Opera, which recently completed a merger with the Kennedy Center.

The 85 richest people in the world: men still in the driving seat

At its snowy retreat in the Swiss Alps, the World Economic Forum is debating how much inequality is too much. The aid charity Oxfam pointed out that a glance through the richest 100 people in the world shows that the pendulum has already swung heavily in favour of an elite group: the top 85 in the Forbes rich list control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together.

Source: www.theguardian.com | Date: 24th January 2014 Read more