Walton family

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The Walton Family is one of the richest families in the world, their wealth inherited from Bud and Sam Walton, founders of the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart. The five most prominent members (Jim, John (d. 2005), Rob, Alice, and Helen (d. 2007)) have consistently been in the top ten of the Forbes 400 since 2001, although Helen dropped to #11 in 2006, probably in part due to her extensive philanthropy. Christy Walton took her husband John's place after his death in 2005.

Collectively, the Waltons control over 48% of the company, and are worth a combined total of $102.7 billion (as of 2012).[1] They stand to make $2,711,066,930 in dividends off of their Walmart stock in fiscal year 2013 alone.[2] After Helen Walton died in April 2007, her fortune will pass to charity over the next few years.

In 2011 six members of the Walton family have the same net worth as the bottom 30% of American families combined.[3]

Walton family tree

Samuel Robson (Rob) Walton
(b. 1944)
three children
unknown (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
(b. 1949)
Josh Kroenke
James Lawrence (“Bud”) Walton
(20 December 1921 – 21 March 1995)
Whitney Kroenke Burditt
Audrey Walton
E. Stanley Kroenke
Nancy Walton
(b. 1952)
Elizabeth Paige Laurie
Bill Laurie

Walton's family fortune

List of Walton's family fortune as of 2012 published by Forbes.

Total: US$102.7 billion


  1. ^ a b c d e f "The World's Billionaires". http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/#p_1_s_a0_All%20industries_All%20countries_All%20states_walto. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
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  3. ^ a b [2], 24 January 2012