Walton family

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The Walton family is the richest family in the world, their wealth inherited from Bud and Sam Walton, founders of the world's largest retailer, Walmart.[1] 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.

Collectively, the Waltons own over 50% of the company, and are worth a combined total of $150 billion (as of August 2013).[2] In 2010, six members of the Walton family had the same net worth as either the bottom 28% or 41% of American families combined (depending on how it is counted).[3]

Walton family tree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
Samuel Robson (Rob) Walton
(b. 1944)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
three children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolyn Funk (divorced)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Thomas Walton
(8 October 1946 – 27 June 2005)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luke Walton
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samuel Moore (Sam) Walton
(29 March 1918 – 6 April 1992)
 
 
Christy Walton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helen Robson Kemper
(3 December 1919 - 19 April 2007)
 
 
Alice Louise Walton
(b. 7 October 1949)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown (divorced)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Carr (Jim) Walton
(b. 1948)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
four children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lynne McNabb
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ann Walton Kroenke
(b. 1949)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Josh Kroenke
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Lawrence (“Bud”) Walton
(20 December 1921 – 21 March 1995)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whitney Kroenke Burditt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audrey Walton
 
 
E. Stanley Kroenke
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nancy Walton Laurie
(b. 1952)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth Paige Laurie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bill Laurie
 
 
 
 
 

Walton family fortune[edit]

The Walton Family Fortune according to The Forbes 400 Richest People in America

Total US$148.7 Billion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Richest Family In The World 2011 – Worth $93 billion". The Richest. 
  2. ^ "Bloomberg Billionaires: Today's Ranking of the World's Richest People". 2013-08-23. 
  3. ^ Bivens, Josh (17 July 2012). "Inequality, exhibit A: Walmart and the wealth of American families". Economic Policy Institute. Retrieved 2013-12-03.  The distinction between 28% and 41% comes from excluding or including (respectively) the net indebtedness of negative-net-worth households.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "The World's Billionaires". Retrieved 3 March 2014.