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These are the top 25 richest families in the United States 2016

No surprise, with an estimated net worth of $130 billion, the Waltons of Wal-Mart Stores, was named the richest family in the United States, according to the latest tally of the richest rich in Forbes magazine.

With a net worth of $82 billion, Koch family, owners of the Koch Industries, was second riches, followed by Mars, Cargill-MacMillan, and Cox families with respective net worths of $78 billion, $49 billion and $41 billion.

The S.C. Johnson family (cleaning products) rank No. 6 on the list, with net worth of $30 billion. The Pritzker family rank No. 7 with $29 billion. The richest of the rich remain the Waltons, collectively, the top 25 richest families in America are worth $722 billion.

These are the top 25 richest families in the United States, 2016:

RankNameNet WorthOrigin of Wealth
1Walton family$130 billionWal-Mart
2Koch family$82 billionDiversified
3Mars family$78 billionCandy
4Cargill-MacMillan family$49 billionCargill Inc.
5Cox family$41 billionMedia
6S.C. Johnson family$30 billionCleaning products
7Pritzker family$29 billionHotels, investments
8(Edward) Johnson family$28.5 billionMoney management
9Hearst family$28 billionHearst Corp.
10Duncan family$21.5 billionPipelines
11Newhouse family$18.5 billionMagazines, cable TV
12Lauder family$17.9 billionEstee Lauder
13Dorrance family$17.1 billionCampbell Soup Co.
14Ziff family$14.4 billionPublishing
15Du Pont family$14.3 billionDuPont (chemicals)
16Hunt family$13.7 billionOil
17Goldman family$13.7 billionReal estate
18Busch family$13.4 billionAnheuser-Busch
19Sackler family$13 billionPain medicines
20Brown family$12.3 billionLiquor
21Marshall family$12 billionDiversified
22Mellon family$11.5 billionBanking
23Butt family$11 billionSupermarkets
24Rockefeller family$11 billionOil
25Gallo family$10.7 billionWine, liquor

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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