Entrepreneur of the Week - Forrest Mars, Jr.

The Billionaire Forrest Mars, Jr. is our site Entrepreneur of the week which is based on poll result recently conducted on the site. At 82, Forrest Mars,Jr still remains the world largest candy maker and was ranked 17th richest man in the United State.

                            Photo credit : forbes

According to forbes, Forrest Mars, Jr was ranked 36th Billionaire in the world, 17th in the united state and the United Sate and Candy maker worth $33Billion.

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Third generation heir to Mars, the world's largest candy maker, with $20.5 billion in sales. Forrest Mars, Jr. owns the extremely private Virginia-based company along with his siblings, John and Jacqueline. All three are on the company's board of directors but have no responsibility for day-to-day operations. The trio's grandfather Frank Mars began making chocolates in 1911 in his Tacoma, Wash. kitchen. Their father, Forrest Sr., joined the company in 1929, around the same time the firm invented the malt-flavored nougat that became the basis of Milky Way and Snickers, supposedly named for the family's favorite horse. It later invented M&M's, over 400 million of which are produced in the U.S. each day. Company also makes Uncle Ben's rice and owns pet food brands Pedigree and Whiskas - forbes

Forrest Mars, Jr. has use his wealth to show love to people around him, the youth, the homeless and various charity foundation. Kudos to the Billionaire for becoming the site Entrepreneur of the week.


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