With her two brothers, Jacqueline Mars 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.
Jacqueline Badger Mars, the billionaire co-owner of candy maker Mars Inc., faces a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving in connection with a fatal accident on Oct. 4, according to the Loudoun County, Virginia, Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
“I remember when I first saw ‘Star Wars,’” said President Barack Obama before giving filmmaker George Lucas the National Medal of Arts and a hug. “There’s a whole generation that thinks special effects always looked like they do today.”
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.