The list of the richest families in the world is headed by the Waltons, who own more than 10,000 Walmart stores worldwide, followed by the Mars family, engaged in the production of confectionery and products with a long shelf life (M&Ms, Milky Way and Snickers). The corresponding list was published Friday, Sept. 17, in Bloomberg.
Sam Walton founded Walmart in 1950, and Walton Enterprises is now valued at $238.2 billion. The company sold $6 billion worth of stock in the last year.
According to the agency, the Mars family’s fortune is estimated at $141.9 billion (+$39.2 billion). Meanwhile, the third richest family in the ranking was the Koch family, which is about $20 billion ($124.4 billion) behind the Mars family.
The top ten also includes Hermes, owners of the Hermes fashion house, their fortune is equal to $116 billion, and the Saudi royal family Al Saud ($100 billion). The next are the owners of the fashion house Chanel Wertheimer ($61.8 billion) and owners of Thomson Reuters news agency Thomson ($61.1 billion).