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The World’s Richest Families And How Much They’re Worth

Alice Walton

It’s no surprise, the top three richest families in the world are also the wealthiest in the United States. With a total family wealth of $190.5 billion, the Walton clan of Walmart is the richest family in the world.

The Walton family fortune is dispersed among seven family members, including Alice Walton, who is the third richest woman in the world after Julia Flesher Koch and Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. Alice Walton, the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, is now worth an estimated $52.8 billion.

The Mars family is ranked second with $126.5 billion. And coming in third is the Koch family, with $124.5 billion. Of the twenty-five wealthiest families in the world, the United States is home to the largest number of the richest clans – nine families, followed by France and Germany, with two families each.

However, there are ten countries — including Belgium, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom — with just one richest family.

Among the world’s nine twenty-five richest families, their wealth ranges from more than $190 billion to more than $29.8 billion. Combined, the twenty-five wealthiest families in the world control almost $1.4 trillion.

Richest families in the world

RankFamilyNet Worth PlaceCountrySource
1Walton family$190.5 billionBentonville ArkansasUSWalmart
2Mars family$126.5 billionMcLean, VirginiaUSMars
3Koch family$124.5 billionWichita, KansasUSKoch Industries
4Al Saud family$100 billionRiyadhSaudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Monarchy
5Wertheimer family$57.6 billionParisFranceChanel
6Dumas family$53.1 billionParisFranceHermes
7Van Damme, De Spoelberch, De Mevius$52.9 billionLeuvenBelgiumAnheuser Busch InBev
8Boehringer, Von Baumbach$51.9 billionIngelheimGermanyBoehringer Ingelheim
9Ambani family$50.4 billionMumbaiIndiaReliance Industries
10Cargill, MacMillan$42.9 billionMinneapolisUSCargill
11Thomson family$39.1 billionOntarioCanadaThomson Reuters
12Kwok family$38 billionHong KongHong KongSun Hung Kai Properties
13Chearavanont family$37.9 billionBangkokThailandCharoen Pokphand Group
14Johnson Fidelity$37.4 billionBostonUSFidelity Investments
15Cox family$36.9 billionAtlantaUSCox Enterprises
16Quandt family$35 billionMunichGermanyBMW
17Pritzker family$33.7 billionChicagoUSHyatt Hotels
18Johnson (SC)$33 billionRacine WisconsinUSSC Johnson
19Mulliez family$33 billionLilleFranceAuchan
20Albrecht family$32.6 billionEssen MuelheimGermanyAldi
21Hartono family$32.5 billionKudusIndonesiaBank Central Asia
22Rausing family$32.5 billionLondonUKTetra Laval
23Lauder family$32.3 billionNew YorkUSEstee Lauder
24Hoffmann Oeri family$31.3 billionBaselSwitzerlandRoche
25Ferrero family$29.8 billionAlbaItalyFerrero

Also, read?
Ranked: The Richest American Families In Each U.S. State, 2019.
Asia’s Wealthiest Business Dynasties: The 20 Richest Families In Asia, 2019.

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Anna Papadopoulos
Editor, writer, teacher, consultant. Advocate for plain language, journalism, free speech, and tolerance. Feminist. Based in Sydney, Australia.
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