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Franklin Clarence Mars
 Success Story

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Franklin Clarence Mars, the billionaire business owner was born in Hancock, Michigan, on September 24th. He contracted polio at an early age, and needed sticks to walk for the rest of his life. Polio prevented Franklin from doing many of the things young children normally do. Franklin couldn't play with the other kids, he couldn't ride a bike, so he spent much of his youth in the family kitchen with his mother,  who taught him how to make candy. Frank later got a job selling candy, so that he could save his money and fulfill his dream of one day starting his own business. His first business was selling butter cream candies made in his own kitchen, mostly wholesale to local stores. He also got married that year, to Ethel Kissack, with whom he had one son, Forrest Edward. Frank's first business failed and his wife left him. She divorced him after the business failed. Frank was so devastated and 8 years later married Ethel Veronica Healy, who helped and supported him in starting his second business selling his homemade candy. This business was also a failure, but Frank refused to give up. After over 20 years of business failure, Frank finally began to see some success when he introduced a candy bar designed to taste like a chocolate malted milk shake. He decided to name the candy bar, Milky Way. This one candy bar took Frank Mars from being broke to becoming a millionaire. His next two candy bars he created made him one of the wealthiest people in the world. He named them the Snickers Bar, and The Three Musketeers Bar. He then changed the name of his company to Mars Inc. Frank Mars didn't stop there, he continued to work hard adding more and more products to his company, making Mars Inc. One of the most successful companies in the world, and making his family one of the wealthiest families in the world. Mars Inc.... Products include: Three Musketeers, 5, Big Red, Bounty, Doublemint, Dove, Galaxy, Eclipse, Extra, Freedent, Hubba Bubba, Juicy Fruit, Lifesavers, M&M's, Mars, Milky Way, Orbit, Pedigree, Skittles, Snickers, Starburst, Spearment Gum, Twix Bar, Uncle Ben's Rice, Whiskas, and Winterfresh. As a result of Franklin Clarence Mars never giving up on his vision, Mars Inc. has revenue of over 33 Billion dollars a year and currently employees over 80,000 people. Mars Chocolate is also a corporate member of the NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council). 


      In Jesus Name!

Art Cartwright 

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