Three Virginians make it on Forbes’ list of richest persons in America’s largest cities
Three Virginians are featured on Forbes’ list of ‘The Richest Person in each of America’s 50 Largest Cities,’ released for the first-time ever on Tuesday.
The wealthiest Virginian on the list is candy heiress Jacqueline Mars, who owns McLean-based Mars Inc. with her brothers, Forrest Jr. and John. Jacqueline Mars, who resides in The Plains, is worth $23.2 billion, according to Forbes.
Virginia Beach resident Winnie Johnson-Marquart also made the list with a net worth of $3.3 billion. Johnson-Marquart is an heir to the SC Johnson family fortune, a privately-held, Wisconsin-based consumer goods company with estimated sales of more than $9 billion.
Bruce C. Gottwald also is featured on Forbes’ report, with a net worth of $580 million. The Richmond-resident was chairman of NewMarket for two decades before retiring in 2014. The Richmond-based company primarily serves the petroleum additives industry.
The richest person on Forbes’ report is Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates, who has a net worth of $77.2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, the head of Facebook, also was on the list with a net worth of $42.6 billion.