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Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/16/2024
-$52.3M (-0.53%)

# 225 Pamela Mars-Wright 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/16/2024
-$52.3M (-0.53%)
Source of WealthMars Inc, candy, pet food
ResidenceAlexandria, Virginia
Marital StatusMarried
EducationBS, Vassar College
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$8.11B
Pamela Mars-Wright
Pamela Mars-Wright
United States
Net worth: $9.93B

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Early Life

Pamela Diane Mars-Wright, born in 1960, is a fourth-generation American billionaire heiress.
Her father, Forrest Mars Jr. (1931–2016), was the chairman of Mars Inc.
Pamela graduated from Vassar College and is married to Lonnie Wright, with three children.

Professional Journey

Pamela joined Mars, Inc. in 1986, taking on various roles, including operations supervisor and manufacturing director at Mars Australia.
After a sabbatical, she became a Mars Inc. board member in 2001 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2004 to 2008.
Currently, she works as the family's ambassador to the Mars petcare division.

Wealth and Business Ventures

She inherited an 8% stake in Mars, Incorporated in 2016, making her a billionaire.
Pamela played a role in Mars, Inc.'s acquisitions of VCA (2017), AniCura, and Linnaeus (both in 2018).
Mars, Inc. is renowned for candy brands like Milky Way, Dove, Skittles, as well as Ben's Original rice and pet food brands Pedigree and Whiskas.

Additional Personal Details

Married to Lonnie Wright since 1992, Pamela has also been engaged in philanthropy and sustainability efforts during her Mars Inc. board tenure.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Pamela Mars-Wright?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.18% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Pamela Mars-Wright's net worth of $9.93B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 36.27% compared to 8.51% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Pamela Mars-Wright is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Pamela Mars-Wright, Mars Inc, candy and pet food are the primary sources. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey