Walton family

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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.[1] 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).[2] 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).[3]

Walton family tree[edit]

Samuel Robson (Rob) Walton
(b. 1944)
three children
Carolyn Funk (divorced)
John Thomas Walton
(8 October 1946 – 27 June 2005)
Luke Walton
Samuel Moore (Sam) Walton
(29 March 1918 – 6 April 1992)
Christy Walton
Helen Robson Kemper
(3 December 1919 - 19 April 2007)
Alice Louise Walton
(b. 7 October 1949)
unknown (divorced)
James Carr (Jim) Walton
(b. 1948)
four children
Lynne McNabb
Ann Walton Kroenke
(b. 1949)
Josh Kroenke
James Lawrence (“Bud”) Walton
(20 December 1921 – 21 March 1995)
Whitney Kroenke Burditt
Audrey Walton
E. Stanley Kroenke
Nancy Walton Laurie
(b. 1952)
Elizabeth Paige Laurie
Bill Laurie

Walton family fortune[edit]

The Walton Family Fortune according to Forbes

Total US$174.6 billion


  1. ^ "The Richest Family In The World 2011 – Worth $93 billion". The Richest. 
  2. ^ Kroll, Lulsa. "America's richest families". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Bivens, Josh (17 July 2012). "Inequality, exhibit A: Walmart and the wealth of American families". Economic Policy Institute. Retrieved 2013-12-03.  The distinction between 28% and 41% comes from excluding or including (respectively) the net indebtedness of negative-net-worth households.
  4. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/christy-walton/
  5. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/jim-walton/
  6. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/alice-walton/
  7. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/s-robson-walton/
  8. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/ann-walton-kroenke/
  9. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/nancy-walton-laurie/