John Franklyn Mars

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Businessman (1935)
Fri Sep 11 2020
By   Manish Khanal

Some people come to the limelight after they become successful in their work. On the other hand, People Like John Franklyn Mars come to the spotlight due to their family background. John is a well known American Businessman.

John Franklyn Mars was born on October 15, 1935, in Arlington, Virginia. He is among the three children born to Forrest Mars Sr. and his wife, Audrey Mars. He has a brother and a sister. His father was an American businessman and the driving force of the Mars candy empire. Mars graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, in 1953 and Yale University.

Relationship Status of John Franklyn Mars

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Image: John along with his wife attending a event 
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John is married to his wife, Adrienne Bevis. This marriage life is among the longest marriage among the wealthiest people in the world. The duo tied their wedding knot in June 1958. Nothing much about this wedding is shared with the public. 

They had a private wedding ceremony. Only a few members from both the families and some close friends attended the ceremony. There have been no rumors of the couple separating anytime soon. 

John Franklyn Mars Children

Soon after the wedding, John and Bevis welcomed their first child, Linda Anne Mars, on May 23, 1960. Following Linda's birth, They had another child, a son, Frank Edward Mars, on March 13, 1963

John Franklyn Mars children
Image: John's sister, Jacqueline and her son
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The family of four was living a happy life. Then in mid-1967, The couple announced expecting a baby. On November 22, 1967, they had another son, Michael John Mars. 

John seems to be very much supportive of his children. Following their successful father's career. They have become successful in their life. 

John Franklyn Mars Net Worth And Earnings

John Franklyn Mars has an estimated net worth of more than $30 Billion as of 2020. He is listed in the top 40 wealthiest people in the world by Forbes Magazine. John and his siblings Jacqueline and Forrest Jr. (died July 2016) inherited stakes in the candy firm Mars Inc. when their father died in 1999.

John and Jacqueline each own an estimated one-third of the company. His late brother Forrest Jr.'s four daughters own the rest. In January 2017, he paid $7.7 billion for VCA, Inc, a pet care company. Francois-Henri Pinault is a well-known French Billionaire with a net worth of $39 Billion.

John Franklyn Mars net worth
Image: John received honorary knighthood in Britain
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In the 2010 to 2014 Forbes ranking of personal wealth, Mars was the highest-ranked person whose photograph was unavailable to the magazine. In March 2015, Queen Elizabeth II awarded him an honorary knighthood at Windsor Castle. 

John formerly lived in Fairfax County, Virginia but now resides in Jackson, Wyoming. Mars likes to keep his personal life away from the reach of the media personality. 

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