Forbes magazine often publishes financially relevant information, more specifically, the list of the richest people or families in the world. This top of millionaires is usually made up of participants in all kinds of sectors, from athletics and sports to the world of cinema, technology companies and business. We took that list and here we bring you the richest families in America.
The Forbes publication describes what is the net worth of these people, along with some important details, such as the main source of his wealth. Many of these names are not a surprise to anyone. What does continue to impress citizens is the difference between the distribution of money nationally and globally.
And it is that, if you see it, you will realize that the first five richest families have -at least- 40 billion dollars more than the rest of the 20 that make up the list. The more outliers are the Waltons, the Kochs, and the Marses, whose net worth exceeds $50,000,000,000 each.
In simple words: only the Walton family has a fortune worth more than 10 of the families on this same list. But enough analysis! Let’s see them.
The 25 richest families in the United States
To get an idea of the differences between the distribution of wealth shown by the top 25 of Forbes magazine and the different origins of the fortunes that make them up, Let’s see the figures in the following table:
|Position||Name||Net worth||Origin of wealth|
|one||Walton family||$130 billion||Walmart|
|two||Koch family||$82 billion||Diversified|
|3||mars family||$78 billion||Candies|
|4||Cargill-MacMillan family||$49 billion||Cargill Inc.|
|5||Cox family||$41 billion||Media|
|6||S. C. Johnson Family||$30 billion||Cleaning products|
|7||Pritzker family||$29 billion||Hotels and investments|
|8||Johnson Family (Edward)||$28.5 billion||money management|
|9||Hearst family||$28 billion||Hearst Corp.|
|10||Duncan family||$21.5 billion||Pipelines|
|eleven||Newhouse family||$18.5 billion||Magazines and cable TV|
|12||Lauder Family||$17.9 billion||estee lauder|
|13||Dorrance family||$17.1 billion||Campbell Soup Co.|
|14||Ziff family||$14.4 billion||Editorial|
|fifteen||dupont family||$14.3 billion||DuPont (chemicals)|
|16||Hunt family||$13.7 billion||Petroleum|
|17||Goldman family||$13.7 billion||Real estate|
|18||Busch family||$13.4 billion||Anheuser-Busch|
|19||Sackler family||$13 billion||pain medication|
|twenty||brown family||$12.3 billion||spirits|
|twenty-one||marshall family||$12 billion||Diversified|
|22||Mellon family||$11.5 billion||banking sector|
|23||Butt Family||$11 billion||supermarkets|
|24||Rockefeller family||$11 billion||Petroleum|
|25||Rooster Family||$10.7 billion||wines and spirits|
Note that if we totaled the net worth of these 25 families in the country, we would be talking about $722,000,000,000.
Recommendation: If you want to learn more about the richest families in the United States and some details about how they amassed their great fortune, check out the complete list from Forbes magazine.
Details on the three richest families in the United States
As can be seen in the list, The three richest families in the country according to the Forbes list are the Waltons, the Kochs and the Mars family.. These first three alone have a collective net worth of $290,000,000,000. Of the three, the Waltons are the ones that lead the top and their fortune is equivalent to that of the last 10 families on this list. Incredible, right?
The Waltons undoubtedly dwarf every other family on the list, at least when you compare their net worth. And it is that this family group accumulates an estimated patrimony in 130 billion dollars. In fact, figures obtained more recently, estimate that, in 2018, its value was already close to $140,000,000,000.
But how did the Waltons get to this position? Mainly, to the thousands of stores they have throughout the country: Walmart, a company that needs no introduction, since it is cataloged as the world’s largest retail chain. The company founded by the patriarch -Sam Walton- currently has 11,760 stores around the world and only in 2018 obtained revenues valued at $500,000,000,000.
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Charles -and the deceased- David Koch they took over the stores of his father’s company, Koch Industries. This company is the second largest private corporation in the world. The Kochs’ net worth reaches $82 billion. Furthermore, his political influence is well known in the country and extends to the other brothers, Frederik and William as well.
Is corporation participates in a large number of industries, from chemical technology to mining, cattle breeding, among others. According to Forbes, in 2018 the Koch family registered income of 110 billion dollars.
If you are a fan of chocolate -or of any kind of sweets- it is possible that you know closely the work and the origin of the fortune of the mars family. What you may not know is that His net worth is almost over $78 billion..
The Mars family owns a private corporation that is responsible for producing all kinds of goodies, such as starburst and snickers. According to Forbes, their revenue in 2017 reached an impressive $35,000,000,000 and they have -at least- 100,000 employees worldwide.