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Reveled: Meet The Richest Families In The World, 2018

With a total family wealth of $152 billion, the Walton family of Walmart is the wealthiest clan in the world, that’s according to data compiled by the CEOWORLD magazine. The Walton family fortune is dispersed among seven family members, including Alice Walton, who is the richest woman in the world with a $47 billion fortune.

The Koch family, of Koch Industries, is ranked second with $98.7 billion. And coming in third is the Mars family, with $89.7 billion.

Rankings were determined by the most up-to-date estimated net worths available from Forbes, Bloomberg, Hurun list, and the CEOWORLD magazine’s rich list index.

The ranking excluded first-generation fortunes (like Bill Gates’s or Jeff Bezos) and those fortunes controlled by a single heir, dynasties whose fortunes are closely intertwined with the government (like the House of Saud). So the ranking is a measure of families who have inherited and grown their wealth over generations. Below, meet the wealthiest families in the world.

Here is the list of the richest families in the world, 2018:

RankFamilyCombined net worthCountrySource
1Walton family$151.5 billionUnited StatesWalmart Inc & Sam's Club
2Koch family$98.7 billionUnited StatesKoch Industries
3Mars family$89.7 billionUnited StatesMars, Incorporated
4Ortega family$73 billionSpainZara
5Van Damme, de Spoelberch, and de Mevius families$54.1 billionBelgiumAnheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
6Dumas family$49.2 billionFranceHermes International S.A.
7Wertheimer family$45.6 billionFranceChanel S.A.
8Ambani family$43.3 billionIndiaReliance Industries
9Quandt family$42.7 billionGermanyBMW AG
10Cargill-Macmillan family$42.3 billionUnited StatesCargill Inc
11Boehringer and von Baumbach family$42.2 billionGermanyBoehringer Ingelheim
12Albrecht family$38.8 billionGermanyAldi & Trader Joe's
13Mulliez family$37.5 billionFranceAuchan & Decathlon
14Kwok family$34 billionHong KongSun Hung Kai Properties
15Cox family$33.6 billionUnited StatesCox Enterprises, Inc
16Pritzker family$33.5 billionUnited StatesHyatt Hotels & Marmon Group
17Lee family$30.9 billionSouth KoreaSamsung
18Rausing family$30.9 billionUnited KingdomTetra Laval
19Thomson family$30.9 billionCanadaThomson Reuters Corporation & Woodbridge
20SC Johnson family$28.2 billionUnited StatesS. C. Johnson & Son
21Dassault family$27.8 billionFranceDassault Group
22Duncan family$26 billionUnited StatesEnterprise Products Partners
23Hoffman-Oeri family$25.1 billionSwitzerlandHoffmann-La Roche
24Hearst family$24.5 billionUnited StatesHearst Corporation
25Lauder family$24.3 billionUnited StatesEstee Lauder
26Persson family$24.2 billionSwedenH&M Hennes & Mauritz AB
27Ferrero family$22.9 billionItalyFerrero SpA
28David and Simon Reuben$14.6 billionUnited KingdomReal estate
29Ziff family$14.4 billionUnited StatesZiff Davis
30Sawiris family$10.1 billionEgyptOrascom
31Dorrance family$9.8 billionUnited StatesCampbell Soup

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Megan Batchelor
Executive features editor at The CEOWORLD magazine and lover of reality TV. I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.