With his two siblings, Forrest Mars Jr. owns Mars Inc., the world's second-
largest confectionery. The company manufactures candy (M&M's, Milky Way, Snickers), chewing gum (Juicy Fruit, Orbit, Extra), pet chow (Pedigree, Royal Canin, Whiskas) and packaged foods (Uncle Ben's, Suzi Wan). The closely held
company has annual revenue of more than $30 billion.
Linda Poole can’t restrain herself when it comes to the most-polarizing topic in Montana: the reintroduction of purebred bison. As Poole sees it, the bison aren’t a cause. They’re cuddly fundraising mascots helping the American Prairie Reserve to raise money to advance its mission of land accumulation under the auspices of species preservation.
Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.