Eleven of the world’s 2,208 billionaires live in Greater Washington, according to new rankings from Forbes.
Jacqueline Mars, heir to the Mars Inc. candy and pet food fortune, is the richest person in our region, coming in at No. 34 on the list with a $23.6 billion net worth. The Virginian’s net worth has fallen since the last ranking a year ago, when she was No. 26 with $27 billion. We recently honored Mars Inc. at our Family-Owned Business Awards. Click here to read our profile about the notoriously press shy company’s efforts to become more visible and see exclusive photos from inside the company’s McLean headquarters.