RICHMAND, Virginia (WRIC) – Each year, Forbes magazine ranks the 400 richest people in the United States. Forbes 400 project – and this year five Virginians were included in the list with a total wealth of more than $ 50 billion.
According to Forbes, this year their list became more competitive as billionaires made cash during the pandemic – and became less generous with their money, contributing less to charity.
Jacqueline Mars and Pamela Mars Wright – № 21 and № 108 ($ 31.8 billion and $ 8 billion)
Although Jacqueline Mars retired in 2001 from the Mars Candy Company, founded by her family, she still has a large stake in the company.
She is also reported owns and operates an organic farm in Fockie County, Virginia, which she placed under the protection of the Land Trust of Virginia.
Her niece Pamela Mars Wright, meanwhile, owns a smaller stake in the company, which she inherited from her father, brother Jacqueline.
Mars Wright is also the youngest Virginia on the list – 61 years old.
Daniel D’Aniello – № 240 ($ 4.6 billion)
Daniel D’Angelo, who lives near the rut in Vienna, Virginia, is a co-founder of the Carlyle Group, which was formerly led by Governor Glen Yangkin.
D’Angelo himself is a kind of conservative activist, he is chairman of the American Institute of Entrepreneurship, a conservative think tank that advocates lower taxes for corporations and fewer rules in business.
William Conway Jr. – $ 281 ($ 4 billion)
There are no surprises here – Conway is another co-founder of the Carlyle Group, who lives next door to his business partner in McLean.
Conway’s son hit national headlines when he ran in the Democratic primary against incumbent Chicago Attorney, and he eventually lost. Much of the funding for his son’s campaign arrived from Conway’s wealth.
Winifred J. Marquartt – № 318 ($ 3.6 billion)
“J” stands for Johnson – as in SC Johnson, a multinational chemical company. Marquart is the great-granddaughter of the company’s founder.
Marquartt lives in Hampton Rose, according to the Virginian-Pilot.