There are numerous ways to become wealthy, but the most straightforward is to be born into a wealthy family. So who are the folks who entered this world clutching the gleaming silver spoons in their hands? So we set out to find out who the world’s wealthiest family was in 2018.
From the world’s poorest family to the world’s richest family, the world’s wealthiest families were listed. According to Forbes, the Walton family is the world’s wealthiest family, with $151.5 billion. The Waltons are the descendants of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, and they own a majority of the company’s stock.
Other members of the Walton family include Christy Walton (net worth: $41.7 billion), Jim Walton (net worth: $40.6 billion), Alice Walton (net worth: $39.4 billion), and S. Robson Walton (net worth: $38.3 billion).
The Richest Family In The World 2018
10. The Cox Family
The heirs of James M. Cox still own a 99 percent stake in Cox Enterprises, which he founded in 1898. The children of his daughters Anne Cox Chambers and Barbara Cox Anthony, are worth $34.99 billion.
9. The Ambani Family
Mukesh Ambani is the richest person in India, with a net worth of $40.1B. His brother Anil is worth $2.7B. He is a part of the Ambani family, one of the most prominent Indian families.
8. The Bettencourt Family
Bloomberg reports that French businessperson Françoise Bettencourt Meyers’s net worth is $46.6 billion, which she holds as the planet’s richest person and the second-richest in France. She is the granddaughter of L Or al co-founder Eugène Schueller.
7. The Albrecht Family
French businessperson Fran oise Bettencourt Meyers’s net worth is estimated at $46.6 billion, making her the second-richest person in France and the richest person. She is the granddaughter of L Or al co-founder Eugene Schueller.
6. The Slim Family
According to Time, Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helu is worth $67.1 billion dollars and has a doctorate in saving money. One of his sons also runs his own company.
5. The Arnault Family
As detailed by Forbes, Bernard Arnault’s net worth is $72 billion. He heads the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, and his son, Delphine, and daughter, Antoine, hold high-ranking positions within the company.
4. The Ortega Family
Zara Manuel Amancio Ortega Mera and his sister Sandra Ortega Ortega Amancio are Spain’s wealthiest and second wealthiest billionaires. They each have a net worth of $76.9 billion, but they were bred in A Corunna in Spain.
3. The Mars Family
Jacqueline and John Mars each have a fortune of $30.3 billion, based on data from Bloomberg. The six members of the Mars family listed among the 500 richest billionaires on Bloomberg s billionaire index have a combined worth of $90.76 billion.
2. The Koch Family
The Koch family s fortune stems from Koch Industries, which was started as an oil business by Fred C. Koch. Forbes lists Charles and David Koch s combined net worth as $120 billion, placing both brothers firmly among the world s wealthiest people. The other two brothers, Frederick and William, are not too shabby off themselves, with William being a billionaire.
1. The Walton Family
According to Bloomberg, the heirs to the Walton fortune are the wealthiest family in the world in 2018. According to Forbes, sisters Christy, Rob, and Alice Walton, their sister-in-law Christy and Christy’s son Lukas have a combined net worth of $146.5 billion. Alice Walton is also one of the richest women in the world.