This article is about the family of Sam and Bud Walton, founders of Wal-mart. For the television program, see The Waltons.
The Walton family is among the richest families in the world. Their wealth inherited from Bud and Sam Walton, founders of the world's largest retailer, Walmart. The three most prominent living members (Jim, Rob and Alice) have consistently been in the top ten of the Forbes 400 since 2001, as were John (d. 2005) and Helen (d. 2007) prior to their deaths. Christy Walton took her husband John's place after his death.
Collectively, the Waltons own over 50% of the company, and are worth a combined total of $175 billion (as of January 2015). In 2010, six members of the Walton family had the same net worth as either the bottom 28% or 41% of American families combined (depending on how it is counted).