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 an American family whose collective fortune makes them among the richest families in the world.[1][2][3][4] The majority of their wealth derives from the heritage of Bud and Sam Walton, who were the founders of the world's largest retailer, Walmart.[5] 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 around $150 billion[6] (as of January 2016).[7]

Walton family fortune[edit]

The Walton Family Fortune according to Forbes

Total US$149.7 billion[14]


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  2. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/christy-walton/
  3. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/walton-family-are-richest-us-149bn-net-worth-forbes-1508928
  4. ^ http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/world/richest-family/?view=all
  5. ^ "The Richest Family In The World 2011 – Worth $93 billion". The Richest.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/walton-family-are-richest-us-149bn-net-worth-forbes-1508928
  7. ^ Kroll, Lulsa. "America's richest families". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/christy-walton/
  9. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/jim-walton/
  10. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/alice-walton/
  11. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/s-robson-walton/
  12. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/ann-walton-kroenke/
  13. ^ http://www.forbes.com/profile/nancy-walton-laurie/
  14. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/walton-family-are-richest-us-149bn-net-worth-forbes-1508928