The U.S. is home to the three richest families in the world.
The Walton, Mars and Koch families have topped the list of wealthiest clans in the world, according to a September report from Bloomberg.
The families have remained in their positions as the richest in the U.S. and in the world for several years. That’s true even for the Waltons, who have given away millions of dollars during the last year, Bloomberg reported.
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Though the descendants of Walmart founder Sam Walton are the richest family in the world, their wealth, as reported by Bloomberg, doesn’t quite reach the wealth of the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, who is currently worth $290.3 billion, according to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List.
The Waltons’ wealth does surpass the wealth of Jeff Bezos, who is currently worth $205.4 billion, according to Forbes. However, the Mars and Koch families have not reached Bezos’ wealth, according to Bloomberg’s September report.
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Read on to learn more about the three wealthiest families in the world, according to Bloomberg.
Wealth: $238.2 billion
Number of generations: Three
Location: Bentonville, Arkansas
Sam Walton opened the first Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 1962, according to the company’s website. Now, Walmart is the largest retailer in the world.Ticker Security Last Change Change % WMT WALMART, INC. 146.54 +0.73 +0.50% ...