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10. Virginia : Jacqueline Mars

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Jacqueline Mars and her two brothers, Forrest Jr. and John, own the secretive ($33 billion) candy maker Mars. All three siblings serve on its board of directors, but the family has no role in day-to-day operations.Their grandfather Frank started Mars in 1911 in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen. Their father Forrest Sr. joined in 1929, around the time the firm invented the malt-flavored nougat inside Milky Way and Snickers.

M&Ms started in 1941 and during WWII the candies were sold exclusively to the military. Mars also makes Uncle Ben’s rice and pet food brands Pedigree and Wiskas. Jacqueline is a trustee of the U.S. Equestrian Team and sits on the board of directors of the National Sporting Library and Fine Art Museum.

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