The richest resident of Greater Washington is only one quarter as wealthy as Bill Gates, who tops the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans for the 21st year in a row.
Mars Inc. co-owner Jacqueline Mars ranked 19th on the list with a fortune estimated at $22 billion. Gates’ wealth is pegged at $81.2 billion.
No other wealthy individuals in the region cracked the top 100, though the magazine notes that 113 billionaires didn’t make the cut for the 400 wealthiest. Washington Nationals owner Ted Lerner, whose high-flying team begins playoff action on Friday, ranked 110th.
Carlyle Group principals David Rubenstein, William Conway Jr. and Daniel D’Aniello all tied at 190th place along with Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank.
Mars is the secretive candy maker known for its Snickers and M&M brands, among others. Last fall, according to court papers, Jacqueline Mars fell asleep at the wheel of her Porsche in Loudoun County and hit a minivan, killing an 86-year-old passenger and causing the other driver to have a miscarriage. Mars pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving and offered financial restitution to the family, who said they forgave her for the accident.
Here’s a link to the full Forbes list. And below are the residents of Virginia and Maryland.
- No. 19, Jacqueline Mars, $22 billion; owns Mars candy fortune with two brothers; The Plains, Virginia.
- No. 110, Ted Lerner, $4.5 billion; real estate developer and Washington Nationals owner; Chevy Chase.
- No. 133, Mitchell Rales, $3.8 billion; manufacturing and investments; Potomac.
- No. 190, Kevin Plank, $3 billion; founder and CEO of Under Armour; Lutherville, Maryland.
- No. 190, David Rubenstein, $3 billion; co-founder and co-CEO of Carlyle Group; Bethesda.
- No. 190, William Conway Jr. $3 billion; co-founder and co-CEO of Carlyle Group; McLean.
- No. 190, Daniel D’Aniello, $3 billion; co-founder and chairman of Carlyle Group; Vienna.
- No. 230, Winnie Johnson-Marquart, $2.7 billion; president of Johnson Family Foundation; Virginia Beach.
- No. 235, Stephen Bisciotti, $2.6 billion; Baltimore Ravens owner; Millersville, Maryland.
- No. 252, Bernard Saul II, $2.6 billion; banking and real estate; Chevy Chase.
- No. 371, Dan Snyder, $1.7 billion; Washington NFL franchise owner; Potomac.