The Walton Family Net Worth

Bud, Sam, Jim, Rob, Alice, John, Helen, and Christy Walton Net Worth

Real Name: Bud, Sam, Jim, Rob, Alice, John, Helen, and Christy Walton
Date of Birth: 03/19/1918
Place of Birth: Kingfisher, OK

2017 Net Worth: $171 Billion
2016 Earnings: $ 33 Billion

Profession: Owners of Walmart

The Walton Family Biography


The Walton family is one of the richest families in the world. Sam and Bud Walton are the founders of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart. Other family members have inherited their money, though some family members are still actively working for the company.

The Walton family has more riches than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined. Since 2007, the fortunes and earnings of the Walton family have more than doubled.

Together, the Walton’s own more than 50 percent of the company. As of 2010, the six members of the Walton family have the same net worth as 41 percent of all American families combined. A breakdown of individual wealth is:

  • Christy Walton – $41.7 Billion
  • Jim Walton – $40.8 Billion
  • Alice Walton – $39.4 Billion
  • Robson Walton -$ 39.3 Billion
  • Ann Walton Kroenke – $5.6 Billion
  • Nancy Walton Laurie – $ 4.7 Billion

Sam Walton and his brother James started Walmart in a small Arkansas town in 1962. Since then, Walmart has grown to become the largest, and most lucrative, retailer in the world.  Sam Walton’s retail success has made his family the richest since the Rockefellers.

Although the family is often criticized that they pay their workers the lowest possible wages and that they no longer sell items that are made in America, as the late Sam Walton was proud of advertising, this has not stopped people from flocking to their stores and buying billions of dollars in merchandise every year. It’s not known if their business methods will continue unchanged as many workers are planning strikes and work stoppages to protest their low pay and lack of benefits.

However, what is clear is that, even if Walmart closed every single store in the world, the Walton family has more than enough earnings and net worth to keep them living a life of luxury for many, many years to come.

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