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
|1||Walton family||$190.5 billion||Bentonville Arkansas||US||Walmart|
|2||Mars family||$126.5 billion||McLean, Virginia||US||Mars|
|3||Koch family||$124.5 billion||Wichita, Kansas||US||Koch Industries|
|4||Al Saud family||$100 billion||Riyadh||Saudi Arabia||Saudi Arabia Monarchy|
|5||Wertheimer family||$57.6 billion||Paris||France||Chanel|
|6||Dumas family||$53.1 billion||Paris||France||Hermes|
|7||Van Damme, De Spoelberch, De Mevius||$52.9 billion||Leuven||Belgium||Anheuser Busch InBev|
|8||Boehringer, Von Baumbach||$51.9 billion||Ingelheim||Germany||Boehringer Ingelheim|
|9||Ambani family||$50.4 billion||Mumbai||India||Reliance Industries|
|10||Cargill, MacMillan||$42.9 billion||Minneapolis||US||Cargill|
|11||Thomson family||$39.1 billion||Ontario||Canada||Thomson Reuters|
|12||Kwok family||$38 billion||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Sun Hung Kai Properties|
|13||Chearavanont family||$37.9 billion||Bangkok||Thailand||Charoen Pokphand Group|
|14||Johnson Fidelity||$37.4 billion||Boston||US||Fidelity Investments|
|15||Cox family||$36.9 billion||Atlanta||US||Cox Enterprises|
|16||Quandt family||$35 billion||Munich||Germany||BMW|
|17||Pritzker family||$33.7 billion||Chicago||US||Hyatt Hotels|
|18||Johnson (SC)||$33 billion||Racine Wisconsin||US||SC Johnson|
|19||Mulliez family||$33 billion||Lille||France||Auchan|
|20||Albrecht family||$32.6 billion||Essen Muelheim||Germany||Aldi|
|21||Hartono family||$32.5 billion||Kudus||Indonesia||Bank Central Asia|
|22||Rausing family||$32.5 billion||London||UK||Tetra Laval|
|23||Lauder family||$32.3 billion||New York||US||Estee Lauder|
|24||Hoffmann Oeri family||$31.3 billion||Basel||Switzerland||Roche|
|25||Ferrero family||$29.8 billion||Alba||Italy||Ferrero|
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