Walton family

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Sam Walton, founder of Walmart

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 co-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.

As of December 2014, the Waltons collectively own 50.8 percent of the company,[6] and are worth a combined total of about US$170 billion.[3][7]

Walton family fortune[edit]

The Walton family fortune totaling US$145.3 billion[8] according to Forbes magazine, as of August 19, 2017:


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  2. ^ Bryan Rich. "Christy Walton & family". Forbes. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Jerin Mathew. "Walton family are richest in the US with $149bn net worth – Forbes". International Business Times UK. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Richest Family In The World 2011 – Worth $93 billion". TheRichest. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Richest Family In The World 2011 – Worth $93 billion". The Richest]. 
  6. ^ "Wal-Mart says Walton family to sell shares to keep lid on stake". Reuters. April 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ Kroll, Lulsa. "America's richest families". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Walton family". Forbes. 
  9. ^ https://www.forbes.com/profile/jim-walton/
  10. ^ https://www.forbes.com/profile/s-robson-walton/
  11. ^ Bartie Scott. "Alice Walton". Forbes. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ https://www.forbes.com/profile/lukas-walton/
  13. ^ Morgan Brennan. "Ann Walton Kroenke". Forbes. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  14. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walton_family
  15. ^ https://www.forbes.com/profile/nancy-walton-laurie/

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