Net Worth: $24.7BAge: 80Country/Territory: united StatesSource: Candy, Pet FoodIndustries: Food & Beverages
Jacqueline Mars owns an estimated one third of Mars, the world’s largest candymaker, founded by her grandfather. She worked for the company for nearly 20 years and served on the board until 2016. Her son Stephen Badger is chairman of Mars’ board of directors. A well-known philanthropist, she serves on six boards including at the Smithsonian and the National Archives. Her brother John owns an estimated third of Mars; her late brother Forrest Jr’s. four daughters own the rest.