The 25 richest families in the world and their fortune of $ 1.7 trillion

According to Bloomberg, the ranking of the richest families in the world was topped by the Walton family, which owns the world's largest wholesale and retail chain Walmart. The agency estimated her fortune at $ 238.2 billion.

Walmart was founded by Sam Walton in 1962. The number of stores around the world exceeds 10.5 thousand, the company's revenue is $ 559 billion. The Walton family owns 48% of the chain's shares.

The top 10 richest families also included:
- the Mars family, the owners of Mars, a confectionery and shelf-stable product - $ 141.9 billion;
- the Koch family, owners of the American petrochemical corporation Koch Industrues - $ 124.4 billion;
- Herme family, owners of the French fashion house Hermes - $ 111.6 billion;
- Saudi royal family Al Saud - $ 100 billion;
- the Ambani family, owners of Reliance Industries, an Indian oil production and refining holding - $ 93.7 billion;
- the Wertheimer family, owners of the French fashion house Chanel - $ 61.8 billion;
- the Johnson family, owners of the American asset management company Fidelity Investments - $ 61.2 billion;
- Thomson family, owners of the Thomson Reuters media company - $ 61.1 billion;
- the Böhringer family, the owners of the German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim - $ 59.2 billion.

A total of 25 families were included in the rating.
Among them are the Albrecht family, which owns the German discounter chain Aldi ($ 51 billion), the owners of the Estee Lauder cosmetics brand ($ 49.3 billion), the Mulier family, which owns the French trading giant Auchan ($ 45.9 billion), the family of BMW owners. Quandt ($ 42.3 billion).