Heirs of the U.S. retail giant Walmart Waltons became the richest family clan in the United States according to Forbes magazine. In total, the publication listed 50 families with a combined fortune of $1.2 trillion.
The combined fortune of the Waltons, who own about half of Walmart, is estimated at $247 billion. The three children of corporation founder Sam Walton – Alice, Jim and Rob – are among the twenty richest businessmen in the world according to Forbes.
In second place in the ranking was the Koch family with a fortune of $100 billion. Its members own 84 percent of Koch Industries, which is engaged in manufacturing, trade, investment, petroleum refining, chemicals, man-made fibers and plastics. In third place, the publication placed the Mars family, which owns a food manufacturer of the same name. The company makes Mars, Milky Way, Snickers and M&M’s chocolates and jelly beans, among other things. Their combined fortune is estimated at $94 billion.
It was previously reported that the richest people in the world increased their wealth in 2020 by $1.9 trillion, or 20 percent. As of December 11, the capital of the wealthiest people in the world was $11.4 trillion.