International Women's Day: Meet the 10 richest women

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7. Jacqueline Mars

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    In this file photo released by Mars, a 10-foot statue of the latest M&M's character, Ms. Brown, is unveiled at the M&M'S World Store in New York. Jacqueline Mars, an owner of the Mars candy company that makes M&M's, is the seventh-richest woman in the world.
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Net worth: $13.8 billion

Wealth source: Candy

Overall Forbes rank: #52

Ms. Mars owns the largest candy company in the world, Mars, along with her two brothers. The company acquired Wrigley’s for $23 billion in 2008. The Mars company is responsible for many of the world’s most popular candies, including Milky Way, M&M's, 3 Musketeers, Twix, Skittles, and Snickers. Mars lives in The Plains, Va., and is divorced with three children. She has been on the Forbes billionaire list every year since its creation in 1987.

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