An esteemed businessman and the 22nd richest American in the world, John Mars earned a huge part of his net worth from his family-run business. But, it wasn’t the only thing that made him enter the list of Forbes, but his dedication and commitment towards the firm that led him to stand strong against several storms of his life.
Born in 1935 to Forrest Mars Senior, who had highly influenced the progress of the company, John completed his schooling from Hotchkiss School and graduation from Yale University, before entering his family business.
John learnt lessons of economical living with food and money in his childhood, when his father refused to spend money on a decent living, in order to build his business. As the time passed, he developed the habit of working for everything that he wanted in his life with no availability of fancy clothes, cars or any other allowances. This harsh lifestyle was induced to John and his brother, Forrest Mars Junior, by their father with a focus to make them productive, instead of playboys.