List of wealthiest families

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Various lists of the richest families in the world (excluding royal families or autocratic ruling dynasties) are published internationally, by Forbes[1][2] as well as other business magazines.

There is a distinction between wealth held by identifiable individual billionaires or a "nuclear family" and the wider notion of a historical "dynasty," where the wealth of a historically family-owned company or business has become distributed between various branches of descendants,[3] usually throughout decades, ranging from several individuals to hundreds of offspring (such as the Rothschild family).[4] According to Bloomberg, the world's 25 richest families control $1.4 trillion (1,400,000,000,000) of wealth.[5]

Contemporary rankings[edit]

Note: The list includes families who, according to reliable sources, have a combined net worth of 1 billion US Dollars and above.

Family name Notable members Combined wealth
in US$ billions
Source of
Country or region
Walton[6] Jim Walton, Alice Walton, S. Robson Walton, Lukas Walton, Christy Walton, Ann Walton Kroenke, Nancy Walton Laurie 190.5 (2019) Wal-Mart, Sam's Club United States
Mars[7] John Franklyn Mars, Jacqueline Mars, Marijke Mars, Pamela Mars, Valerie Mars, Victoria Mars 126.5 (2019) Mars, Incorporated United States
Koch[7] Charles Koch, Julia Koch, Bill Koch 124.5 (2019) Koch Industries United States
Slim[7] Carlos Slim, Carlos Slim Domit, Patrick Slim, Julián Slim 77.1 (2017) Grupo Carso Mexico
Ortega[8] Amancio Ortega, Rosalía Mera, Sandra Ortega Mera 72 (2017) Zara Spain
Wertheimer[5] Alain Wertheimer, Gérard Wertheimer 57.6 (2019) Chanel France
Dumas[5] Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Axel Dumas 53.1 (2019) Hermès (luxury goods) France
Van Damme, De Spoelberch, De Mevius[5] Three families - the collective enterprise of which has roots in the 14th century 52.9 (2019) Anheuser-Busch InBev (beverages) Belgium
Porsche/Piëch[9] Hans Michel Piëch, Wolfgang Porsche 52.8[a] Volkswagen Group Austria
Boehringer/Von Baumbach[5] Albert Boehringer, Hubertus von Baumbach 51.9 (2019) Pharmaceutical corporation Boehringer Ingelheim Germany
Arnault[7] Bernard Arnault, Delphine Arnault, Antoine Arnault 51.1 (2017) LVMH France
Kamprad[11] Ingvar Kamprad, Peter Arras Feodor Kamprad, Hans Jonas Ingvar Kamprad, Niclas Achim Mathias Kamprad 50.7 (2018) IKEA Sweden / Switzerland
Ambani[12] Mukesh Ambani, Dhirubhai Ambani, Nita Ambani, Isha Ambani, Akash Ambani, Anil Ambani 50.4[5] (2019) Reliance Industries, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Reliance Retail India
Cargill-MacMillan[7] Austen Cargill, James R. Cargill II, James R. Cargill, William Wallace Cargill, Marion MacMillan Pictet, Marianne Cargill Liebmann, Cargill MacMillan Sr., Cargill MacMillan Jr, John H. MacMillan Sr., John H. MacMillan, John Hugh MacMillan, Whitney MacMillan, Whitney Duncan MacMillan 42.9[5] (2019) Cargill United States
Bettencourt[7] Liliane Bettencourt 42.7 (2017) L'Oréal France
Lee (Byung Chul) Lee Kun-hee, Lee Jae Yong, Lee Boo Jin, Lee Jay Hyun, Lee Myung hee, Hong Ra hee, Hong Seok Joh, Chung Yong Jin 40.8 (2017) Samsung, CJ Group, Shinsegae, Hansol, BGF Retail South Korea
Thomson[13][14] David Thomson, Roy Thomson, Peter Thomson, Kenneth Thomson 39.1[5] (2019) Thomson Reuters, The Woodbridge Company Canada
Reimann[15] Karl Ludwig Reimann, Renate Reimann-Haas, Wolfgang Reimann 38.8 (2017) JAB Holding Company (coffee), historically from the chemical industry Germany
Kwok[5] Thomas Kwok, Raymond Kwok, Kwok Tak-Seng, Kwong Siu-hing, 38 (2019) Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong
Chearavanont[16] 37.9 (2019) Thailand
(Edward) Johnson[17] Edward C. Johnson III, Abigail Johnson 37.4 (2019) Fidelity Investments United States
Cox[17] Anne Cox Chambers, James M. Cox 36.9 (2019) Cox Enterprises Co. United States
Quandt Herbert Quandt, Johanna Quandt, Stefan Quandt, Susanne Klatten 35 (2019) BMW Germany
Pritzker[17] Thomas Pritzker, John Pritzker, Daniel Pritzker, Jean (Gigi) Pritzker Pucker, Jennifer N. Pritzker, Linda Pritzker, Karen Pritzker-Vlock, Matthew Pritzker, Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Penny Pritzker-Traubert, Anthony Pritzker, Jay Robert Pritzker, Nicholas J. Pritzker 33.7 (2019) Hyatt Corporation, Marmon Group United States
Pinault family Francois Pinault 33.4 (2019) Kering France
Mulliez[8] Gérard Mulliez, Michel Leclercq 33[5] (2019) Auchan, Decathlon Group, Association Familiale Mulliez, and hundreds of other family members[b] France
S. C. Johnson[17] S. Curtis Johnson 33 (2019) S. C. Johnson & Son United States
Albrecht[5] Berthold Albrecht, Theo Albrecht, Karl Albrecht 32.6 (2019) Aldi Nord, Trader Joe Germany
Rausing[5] Hans Rausing 32.5 (2019) Tetra Laval Britain / Sweden[19]
Hartono[20] Robert Budi Hartono 32.5 (2019) Conglomerate Indonesia
Lauder[17] Estée Lauder, Ronald Lauder 32.3 (2019) Estée Lauder Companies United States
Hoffmann/Oeri[5] Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, André Hoffmann 31.3 (2019) Roche pharmaceuticals Switzerland
Ferrero[8] Michele Ferrero 29.8 (2019) Ferrero SpA Italy
Marinho[21] Roberto Irineu Marinho, José Roberto Marinho, João Roberto Marinho 28.9 (2004) Grupo Globo, Rede Globo (media) Brazil
Henkel[22] Friedrich Karl Henkel, Simone Bagel-Trah 28.1 (2017) Henkel Germany
Hearst[17] William Randolph Hearst and numerous others 28 (2016) Hearst Corporation United States
Dassault[23] Serge Dassault, Olivier Dassault, Laurent Dassault 27.8 Dassault Group, diversified France
Schaeffler[15] Georg Schaeffler Jr., Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler, Georg Schaeffler Sr. 25.9 (2017) Schaeffler Group Germany/Austria
Bass[17] Sid Bass, Ed Bass, Robert Bass, Lee Bass, Hyatt Bass 25.5 (2017) Oak Hill Capital, Energy, Development United States
Lee (Shau Kee)[24] Lee Shau Kee 24.1 (2016) Henderson Land Development Hong Kong
Franca-Fissolo[25] 24.1 (2016) Nutella and Ferrero Rocher Italy
Brenninkmeijer[22] Clemens Brenninkmeijer, August Brenninkmeyer, Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Philippe Brenninkmeyer, Erik Brenninkmeijer 23.4 (2017) Cofra Group, C&A Germany / Netherlands
Cheng[20] 22.5 (2017) Hong Kong
Duncan[17] Dan Duncan 21.5 (2016) Enterprise Products United States
Sy[20] 20.1 (2017) SM Investments Corporation Philippines
Safra[11] Joseph Safra, Moise Safra, Lily Safra 19.6 (2018) Fibria, Chiquita Brands International, Safra Group, Banco Safra, J. Safra Sarasin, Safra National Bank of New York Brazil / Lebanon / Syria / Switzerland
Powell-Jobs[26] Laurene Powell Jobs 19.7 (2016) Apple Inc. and Disney United States
Persson[8] Erling Persson, Stefan Persson, Karl-Johan Persson 19.6 (2017) H&M Sweden
Chirathivat[20] 19.3 (2017) Retail Thailand
Kwek-Quek[27] 18.9 (2016) Hong Leong group China / Malaysia
Newhouse[17] Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr., Donald Newhouse 18.5 (2016) Advance Publications United States
Tsai (Wan-Tsai)[20] 17.7 (2017) Cathay Financial Taiwan
Merck[22] Friedrich Jacob Merck, Heinrich Emanuel Merck, Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp 17.6 (2017) Merck Group, Merck & Co., H. J. Merck & Co. Germany
Mittal[20] 17.2 (2017) ArcelorMittal India
Dorrance[17] Dorrance Hill Hamilton 17.1 (2016) Campbell Soup Company United States
Premji[28] Mohamed Premji, Azim Premji 17 (2016) Diversified India
Heineken[29] Freddy Heineken, Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, Michel de Carvalho, 16.3 (2019) Heineken N.V. Netherlands
Kuok[20] 16.6 (2017) Kuok Group Malaysia
Reuben[30] David Reuben, Simon Reuben 16.3 (2016) Real estate, financial services, commodity trading United Kingdom
Mistry[20] 16.1 (2017) Shapoorji Pallonji Group India
Ermirio de Moraes[31] Antônio Ermírio de Moraes, Ermirio Pereira de Moraes, Maria Helena Moraes Scripilliti 15.4 (2004) Votorantim Brazil
Otto[15] Werner Otto, Michael Otto 15.3 (2017) Otto Group Germany
Chung[20] 14.8 (2017) Hyundai South Korea
Ziff[17] Daniel M. Ziff, Dirk Edward Ziff, Robert D. Ziff, William Bernard Ziff Jr. 14.4 (2016) Publishing, Ziff Davis, Ziff Brothers Investments United States
Sawiris[citation needed] Onsi Sawiris, Naguib Sawiris, Nassef Sawiris, Samih Sawiris 14.5 (2017) Orascom Construction Industries, Orascom Telecom Holding, Orascom Development, Orascom Group Egypt
Du Pont[17] List of family members 14.3 (2016) Real estate, DuPont Chemical Company United States
Saji[20] 14.2 (2017) Suntory Japan
Damani[32] 14.2 (2019) Investments, Retail India
Birla[20] 14.1 (2017) commodities India
Godrej[20] 14 (2017) Godrej Group India
Hunt[17] H. L. Hunt 13.7 (2016) Hunt Oil Company, Hunt Petroleum United States
Goldman[17] Sol Goldman, Amy Goldman Fowler 13.7 (2016) Solil Management United States
Bertarelli[11] Ernesto Bertarelli 13.6 (2018) Serono Italy / Switzerland
Busch[17] Adolphus Busch, Adolphus Busch III, August Anheuser Busch Sr., August Busch III, August Busch IV 13.4 (2016) Anheuser-Busch United States
Pao[20] 13.4 (2017) BW Group Hong Kong
Agnelli[17] 13.5 (2014) Exor Italy
Yoovidhya[20] 13.1 (2017) Drinks Thailand
Sackler[17] Arthur M. Sackler, Mortimer Sackler, Raymond Sackler 13 (2016) Purdue Pharma, Oxycontin United States
Dangote[33] 13.1 (2017) Dangote Group Nigeria
Jacobs[11] Johann Jacobs, Walther J. Jacobs, Klaus Johann Jacobs 12.5 (2018) Jacobs, Barry Callebaut, The Adecco Group Germany / Switzerland
Schindler[11] 12.5 (2018) Schindler Group Switzerland
Moreira Salles[31] Moreira Salles, João Moreira Salles, Pedro Moreira Salles, Fernando Roberto, Walther Moreira Salles Junior 12.4 (2004) Banking Brazil
Ofer[34][35] Sammy Ofer, Eyal Ofer, Idan Ofer 12.3 (2017) Diversified Israel
Weston[36] Guy Weston, George Weston, Galen Jr Weston 12.3 (2013) Loblaw supermarket chain, George Weston Limited Ireland
Brown[17] George Garvin Brown IV 12.3 (2016) Brown-Forman United States
Marshall[17] J. Howard Marshall II, Elaine Tettemer Marshall 12 (2016) Koch Industries United States
Mellon[17] Andrew Mellon, Matthew Mellon, Christopher Mellon 11.5 (2016) Mellon Bank United States
Thiele[15] Heinz Hermann Thiele 11.3 (2017) Knorr-Bremse, Vossloh Germany
Butt[17] Charles Butt 11 (2016) HEB Grocery Company United States
Kadoorie[37] Michael Kadoorie 11 (2017) CLP Holding Hong Kong
Dos Santos[38] 11 (2017) Angola
Rockefeller[17] List of family members 11 (2016) Standard Oil Company, Chase Manhattan Bank United States
Würth[15] Adolf Würth, Reinhold Würth, Bettina Würth 10.8 (2016) Würth Gruppe Germany
Gallo[17] Ernest Gallo, Julio Gallo 10.7 (2016) E & J Gallo Winery United States
Saputo[13] 10.61 (2017) Saputo Inc., Transforce Canada
Blocher[11] Christoph Blocher, Magdalena Martullo-Blocher, Markus Blocher 10.5 (2018) Ems-Chemie, Dottikon ES Switzerland
Widjaja[20] 10.4 (2017) Sinar Mas Group Indonesia
Gurserievs[2] 9.8 (2016) BIN Group Russia
Grosvenor[19] Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster 9.5 (euros, 2017) Grosvenor Group Britain
Aponte[11] Gianluigi Aponte 9.5 (2018) Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Italy / Switzerland
Liebherr[11] Hans Liebherr, Hans Liebherr jr., Willi Liebherr, Markus Liebherr, Isolde Liebherr, Hubert Liebherr 9.5 (2018) Liebherr Group Germany / Switzerland
Bajaj[20] 9.3 (2017) Bajaj Group India
Rogers[13] 9.13 (2017) Rogers Communications Canada
Salim[20] 8.8 (2017) Salim Group Indonesia
Ng[39] Ng Teng Fong, Robert Ng, Philip Ng 8.7 (2015) Far East Organization Singapore
Koo (LG)[20] 8.7 (2017) LG Corporation Korea
Lohia[20] 8.68 (2017) Indorama Corporation Indonesia
Lee Man Tat[20] 8.4 (2017) Food industry Hong Kong
Haniel[22] Franz Markus Haniel 8 (2017) Franz Haniel & Cie., Metro AG, CWS-boco Gruppe Germany
Koç[40] Semahat Sevim Arsel, Rahmi Koç, Suna Kıraç, Mustafa Vehbi Koç, Mehmet Ömer Koç, Ali Yıldırım Koç 8 (2016) Koç Holding Turkey
Şahenk[40] 7-8 (2016) Doğuş Holding Turkey
Sabancı[40] Hacı Ömer Sabancı, İhsan Sabancı, Güler Sabancı, Sevgi Sabancı, Sakıp Sabancı, Sevil Sabancı, Ömer Sabancı, Mehmet Sabancı, Şevket Sabancı, Ali Sabancı, Özdemir Sabancı, Demir Sabancı 7-8 (for each one of Şevket, Erol, and Türkan's families) (2016) Sabancı Holding Turkey
Simmons[41] Harold Simmons 8 (2013) Businessman, Titanium investments United States
Olayan[42] 8 (2017) Diversified, inheritance Saudi Arabia
Camargo[31] Rossana Camargo de Arruda Botelho, Renata de Camargo Nascimento, Regina de Camargo Pires Oliveira Dias 8 (2004) conglomerate Camargo Corrêa Brazil
Stryker[43] Homer Stryker, Ronda Stryker, Pat Stryker, Jon Stryker 7.9 (2015) Stryker Corporation United States
Law[20] 7.8 (2017) Bossini Hong Kong
Heraeus[22] Wilhelm Carl Heraeus, Jürgen Heraeus, Jan Rinnert 7.7 (2017) Heraeus Germany
Jindal[20] Savitri Jindal, Naveen Jindal and Sajjan Jindal 7.68 (2017) Jindal Group India
Irving[13] 7.65 (2017) Irving Oil, J. D. Irving Canada
Mori[20] 7.6 (2017) Mori Building Company Japan
Firmenich[11] Patrick Firmenich 7.5 (2018) Firmenich Switzerland
Schmidheiny[11] Max Schmidheiny Stephan Schmidheiny, Thomas Schmidheiny 7.5 (2018) Diversified (Holcim, i.a.) Switzerland
Siemens[22] Werner von Siemens, Carl Wilhelm Siemens, Carl Heinrich von Siemens, Georg von Siemens, Arnold von Siemens, Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, Carl Friedrich von Siemens, Hermann von Siemens, Ernst von Siemens, Peter von Siemens, Nathalie von Siemens, Peter C. von Siemens 7.3 (2017) Siemens Germany
Tsai (Eng-Meng)[20] 7.1 (2017) Want Want China Taiwan
Burman[20] 7.05 (2017) Dabur India
Lal[20] 7 (2017) Eicher Group India
Flick[9] Friedrich Karl Flick, Ingrid Ragger 6.9 (euros, 2014) Austria
Herlin Antti Herlin, Ilkka Herlin, Ilona Herlin 6.8 (2018) Kone, Cargotec Finland
Al Jaber[19] Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber 6.76 (euros, 2017) MBI International Holding Group Britain
Desmarais[13] 6.71 (2017) Power Corporation of Canada Canada
Oppenheimer[44] 6.7 (2017) De Beers South Africa
Bangur[20] 6.7 (2017) Shree Cement India
Engelhorn[11] Curt Engelhorn, Traudl Engelhorn-Vechiatto, 6.5 (2018) Pharmaceuticals firm Boehringer Mannheim Germany
Khoo[20] 6.4 (2017) Maybank Singapore
Johnson[45] Barbara Piasecka Johnson, Bertram and Diana Firestone, Mary Lea Johnson Richards, Casey Johnson, Jamie Johnson (filmmaker), John Seward Johnson II, John Seward Johnson I, Robert Wood Johnson I, Robert Wood Johnson II, Robert Wood Johnson III, Woody Johnson 6.3 (2015) Johnson & Johnson United States
Chey[20] 6.3 (2017) Textiles South Korea
Wee[20] 6.25 (2017) United Overseas Bank Singapore
Sehgal[20] 6.15 (2017) Auto parts India
Wadia[20] 6.14 (2017) Diversified India
Zobel[20] 6.13 (2017) Ayala Corporation Philippines
Kushal Pal Singh[20] 6.1 (2017) Real estate India
Patel[20] 6 (2017) Cadila Healthcare India
Richardson[13] 5.95 (2017) James Richardson & Sons Canada
Ülker[40] 5-6 (2016) Yıldız Holding Turkey
Özokur[40] 5-6 (2016) Üs Holding Turkey
Tara[40] 5-6 (2016) Enka Holding Turkey
Eczacıbaşı[40] 5-6 (2016) Eczacıbaşı Holding Turkey
Wertheimer[46] Stef Wertheimer 5.8 / 8.7[47] (2017) Iscar Metalworking Israel
Herz[48] 5.7 (2002) Tchibo, Reemtsma Germany
von Finck[11] August von Finck Sr., August von Finck Jr., August François von Finck 5.5 (2018) Merck Finck & Co., Mövenpick, Von Roll Holding, and investment in many other companies Germany / Switzerland
Hilti[11] Martin Hilti, Eugen Hilti 5.5 (2018) Hilti Liechtenstein / Switzerland
Marguerre[11] Wolfgang Marguerre, Frederic Marguerre, Tobias Marguerre 5.5 (2018) Octapharma Germany / Switzerland
Miele and Zinkann[22] Carl Miele, Reinhard Zinkann, Rudolf Miele, Peter Zinkann, Markus Miele, Reinhard Zinkann jr. 5.5 (2017) Miele Germany
Kwee[20] 5.5 (2017) Real Estate Singapore
Getty[49] J. Paul Getty, Sir Paul Getty, John Paul Getty III, Ariadne Getty, Balthazar Getty 5.4 (2015) Getty Oil United States
Piramal[20] 5.38 (2017) India
Munjal[20] 5.37 (2017) Hero Group India
Tung Chee Hwa and Chee Chen[20] 5.2 (2017) Shipping Hong Kong
Freudenberg[22] Carl Johann Freudenberg, Reinhart Freudenberg, Wolfram Freudenberg, Martin Wentzler 5.2 (2017) Freudenberg Group Germany
Villela[31] Alfredo Egydio de Arruda, Villela Filho, Ana Lucia de Mattos, Barretto Villela 5 (2004) Itausa Brazil
Lo[20] 5 (2017) Shui On Group Hong Kong
Coates[19] Denise Coates, John Coates, Peter Coates 5 (euros, 2017) Bet365 Britain
Yazıcı[40] 4-5 (2016) Anadolu Group Turkey
Maggi[31] Lucia Borges Maggi, Blairo Borges Maggi, Marli Maggi Pissollo, Itamar Locks and Hugo de Carvalho Ribeiro 4.9 (2004) Soybeans Brazil
Hayek[11] Nicolas Hayek, Nick Hayek, Nayla Hayek 4.8 (2018) The Swatch Group Switzerland
Hult[11] Bertil Hult, Philip Hult, Alex Hult, Edward Hult 4.8 (2018) EF Education First Sweden / Switzerland
Perfetti[11] Augusto Perfetti, Giorgio Perfetti 4.8 (2018) Perfetti Van Melle Italy / Switzerland
Peugeot[11] Armand Peugeot, Roland Peugeot, Eric Peugeot 4.8 (2018) Diversified (Peugeot, FFP Holding, Groupe SEB, Safran, DKSH, i.a.) France
Ströher[11] Karl Ströher, Sylvia Ströher, Erika Pohl-Ströher, Bertram Pohl 4.8 (2018) Wella Germany / Switzerland
Azrieli[13] David Azrieli 4.74 (2017) Azrieli Group Canada
Aguiar[31] Lina Maria Aguiar, Lia Maria Aguiar and Maria Angela Aguiar Bellizia 4.5 (2004) Banking Brazil
Batista[31] 10 relatives, no individual billionaires 4.3 (2004) Beef processing Brazil
Swarovski Daniel Swarovski, fifth generation family members 4.1 (euros, 2014) Swarovski Austria
Abudawood[42] 4 (2017) Franchies, inheritance Saudi Arabia
Kenyatta[38] 4 (2017) Kenya
Odebrecht[31] 10 relatives, no individual billionaires 3.9 (2004) Diversified Brazil
Sonnenberg[11] Ralph Sonnenberg, David Sonnenberg, Marko Sonnenberg 3.8 (2018) Hunter Douglas Netherlands
Aquilini[13] 3.34 (2017) Aquilini Investment Group Canada
Civita[31] Giancarlo Francesco Civita, Anamaria Roberta Civita and Victor Civita Neto 3.3 (2004) Media Brazil
Setubal[31] 25 relatives, no individual billionaires 3.3 (2004) Banking Brazil
Burkard[11] Kaspar Winkler, Urs Burkard 3.3 (2018) Sika AG Switzerland
Igel[31] Daisy Igel 3.2 (2004) Gas, petrochemicals Brazil
Lalji[13] 3.07 (2017) Larco Group of Cos. Canada
Gupta[38] 3 (2017) South Africa
Apostolopoulos[13] 2.87 (2017) Triple Group Canada
Rotenberg[2] Arkady Rotenberg, Boris Romanovich Rotenberg 2.8 (2016) Stroygazmontazh Russia
Ananiev[2] 2.8 (2016) Promsvyazbank, PSB bank and Renaissance Capital Bank Russia
Marcondes Penido[31] Ana Maria Marcondes Penido Sant'Anna 2.8 (2004) Toll roads Brazil
Smorgon[50] 2.64 (2013) Investment Australia
Ibru[38] 2.5 (2017) Nigeria
Kaufman[9] Andreas Kaufmann 2.42 (euros, 2014) Pulp and paper company Frantschach Austria
Shamalov[2] 2.4 (2016) Ozero, other Russia
Sobey[13] 2.33 (2017) Empire Co. Ltd. Canada
Reichmann[13] Paul Reichmann, Edward Reichmann, Albert Reichmann, and two others 2.33 (2017) Olympia and York Canada
Feffer[31] 5 siblings, no individual billionaires 2.3 (2004) Pulp and paper Brazil
Jameel[42] Abdul Latif Jameel 2.2 (2017) Toyota dealerships, inheritance Saudi Arabia
Slaight[13] 2.19 (2017) Standard Broadcasting Canada
Zekelman[13] 2.12 (2017) Atlas Tube Canada
Besen[50] 2.1 (2013) Property, retail Australia
Liberman[50] 2.1 (2013) Investment Australia
Myer[50] 2.1 (2013) Investment, retail, property Australia
Al-Dabbagh[42] 2 (2017) Diversified, inheritance Saudi Arabia
Alajlan[42] 2 (2017) Clothing, real estate, self-made Saudi Arabia
Alrashed[42] 2 (2017) Diversified, inheritance Saudi Arabia
Mayr-Melnhof[9] 1.95 (euros, 2014) Forestry, MM Carton Austria
Wilson[50] 1.83 (2013) Retail Australia
Roberts[50] 1.82 (2013) Investment, property Australia
Al Muhaidib[42] 1.7 (2017) Diversified, inheritance Saudi Arabia
Shaymievs[2] Airat Shaymievs, Radik Shaimievs 1.7 (2016) TAIF Group Russia
Wright[50] 1.53 (2013) Resources Australia
Alagil[42] 1.5 (2017) Retail, self-made Saudi Arabia
Carter[51] Shawn Carter, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter 1.5 (2019) Hip-hop/R&B, Roc Nation, entrepreneurship United States
West [52] Kanye West, Kimberly Kardashian-West 1.5 (2020) Hip-hop/R&B, Yeezy, fashion, entrepreneurship United States
Sarkisov[2] 1.4 (2016) RESO-Guarantiya Insurance company Russia
Sharbately[42] 1.3 (2017) Investments, real estate, inheritance Saudi Arabia
Bazhayev[2] 1.25 (2016) Alliance Group Russia
Greiner[9] Hans Peter Haselsteiner 1.23 (euros, 2014) Greiner Group, synthetic materials Austria
Talbot[50] 1.21 (2013) Resources Australia
Haselsteiner[9] Hans Peter Haselsteiner 1.2 (euros, 2014) Strabag AG Austria
Rauch[9] 1.2 (euros, 2014) Happy Day juices Rauch company Austria
Rakhimkulovs[2] 1.2 (2016) OTP Bank, oil company MOL Group, Gazprom and VTB Russia
Salteri[50] 1.17 (2013) Manufacturing Australia
Rossy[13] 1.99 (2017) Dollarama Canada
Bombardier[13] 1.96 (2017) Bombardier Inc., BRP Canada
Molson[13] 1.95 (2017) Molson Coors Brewing Canada
Kruger[13] 1.83 (2017) Kruger, KP TISSUE Canada
DeGasperis[13] 1.67 (2017) ConDrain Canada
Samuel[13] 1.59 (2017) Samuel, Son & Co., Samuel Manu-Tech Canada
Greenberg[13] 1.58 (2017) Minto Group Canada
Latner[13] 1.12 (2017) L Group, Dynacare Canada
Kapsch[9] Georg Kapsch 1.08 (euros, 2014) Kapsch AG Austria
Tieck[50] 1.07 (2013) Investment, property Australia
Leon[13] 1.06 (2017) Leon's Furniture Canada
Hasenfratz[13] 1.06 (2017) Linamar Canada
Palmers[9] Christian Palmers 1.05 (euros, 2014) Palmers Textil AG Austria
Duisik-Tott-Höfer[9] Hans Duisik, Maurizio Tott, Helga Dujsik, Christian Höfer 1.05 (euros, 2014) Shopping City Süd Austria
Doppelmayr[9] 1.02 (euros, 2014) Cable cars, ski lifts Austria
Al Fahim[42] 1 (2017) Diversified, inheritance United Arab Emirates
Al Subeaei[42] 1 (2017) Diversified, self-made Saudi Arabia
Mayweather[53] Floyd Mayweather Jr., Roger Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather Sr. 1 (2017) Boxing, investment, self-made United States
Dillen Cor Dillen, Coen Dillen, 29 more Dillen family members worldwide 1 (2020) Philips, Jewelry, self-made Netherlands, but living all over the world


  1. ^ Approximately (euro to dollar conversion rate as of September 2018 [10]
  2. ^ Today,[when?] approximately one thousand family members co-owns the holding company Association Familiale Mulliez, with 600 cousins of the Mulliez family becoming millionaires as a result.[18]


Excluding royal dynasties and land-owning aristocracy, the wealthiest families since the emergence of banking and early capitalism in the Italian Renaissance were:[citation needed]


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