William Wrigley Jr Net Worth
William Wrigley, Jr.'s net worth: William Wrigley, Jr.'s net worth is $2.6 billion dollars which makes him one of the richest people in Illinois. William Wrigley, Jr. is the great-grandson of the first William Wrigley, Jr. The first William Wrigley, Jr. launched the Wrigley Company in 1891. His original intention was to sell soap and baking soda, and he gave away chewing gum as a way to induce people to buy his soap. However, the gum became more popular, and he began to develop various flavors. The Wrigley Company went on to become one of the most successful candy companies in the world. William Wrigley, Jr. II began working for the family company in 1985. He worked his way up the ladder, eventually serving as CEO until 2006. After selling the company to the Mars Corporation in 2008 for $23 billion, he stayed on as Chairman until 2011. He then left the company to focus on philanthropic work.