10 of the richest families in the world: what they are and where their assets come from.
according to a study carried out by the non-governmental organization on inequality Oxfam, the fortunes of the ten richest people in the world increased from US$700,000 million to US$1.5 trillion, despite the great losses that have occurred since 2020 product of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Whether by the number of workers in charge, by sales, or even by the number of age groups in which fortunes are maintained, below we share the complete list worldwide.
Top 10 richest families in the world 2022
Despite the losses that occurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these people increased their wealth on a large scale. below is the list of the richest families worldwide.
1. Walton family ( United States )
The massive stake in Walmart, the world’s largest company by revenue, led the Waltons to a wealth of $238.2 billion in 2021. In fact, they are ahead of the two great billionaires: Elon Musk ($ s234,000 million) and Jeff Bezos ($ 176,000 million).
The American hypermarket giant, based in Bentonville, Arkansas (USA), is the world’s largest retailer with sales of $559 billion in its more than 10,500 stores in 24 countries. The family, which has three generations, owns 48% of the company.
Jim Walton is currently the richest member of the family ($63.5 billion), ranking 17th richest in the world, according to the Bloomberg index.
2. Mars Family (United States)
About the world manufacturer of foods of all kinds, both for people (M&M, Milky Way, Mars, and Snickers, among others; also Orbit or Juicy Fruit chewing gum) and for pets (Royal Canin, Eukanuba, Whiskas, Chappi, and Pedigree), the family fortune reached US$141.9 billion in 2021, almost US$100 billion less than that of the Waltons.
It is a five-generation business in which Jacqueline Mars is one of the richest women in the world, with an estimated current net worth of $50.7 billion, the same amount as her brother John Mars.
3. Koch family (United States)
This conglomerate of American companies with numerous subsidiaries dedicated to manufacturing, trading, and investments, owned by the Koch brothers, reached $124.4 billion in 2021. A third-generation family fortune that was inherited from the father’s oil company, who founded it in 1940.
However, a brotherly dispute over control of Koch Industries in the early 1980s led to Frederick and William leaving the family business while Charles and David continued. According to the Bloomberg Wealth Index, both Charles Koch and Julia Koch (daughter of the late David) have a net worth of $60.4 billion.
4. Hermès family ( France )
The sixth generation of the Hermès family owns the French luxury fashion and accessories company best known for its Birkin bags, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The data shows that in the third quarter of 2021, Hermès invoiced US$2,704 million, 31.5% more compared to the same period of the previous year, while in the first nine months it recorded revenues of US$7. 543 million, 54% more than in the same period of 2020. Also, as is known, family assets amount to US$111.6 billion.
5. Al Saud family ( Saudi Arabia )
The fortune, in this case, is $100 billion, of which Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the seventh Saudi monarch, King Salman, personally controls assets worth more than $1 billion.
6. Ambani family (India)
The owners of Reliance Industries, a Bombay, India-based conglomerate that is considered the world’s largest oil refining complex, have $93.7 billion.
In detail, Reliance Industries’ revenue in the third quarter of 2021 was US$26,143 million, compared to US$17,193 million in the previous year.
7. Wertheimer family (France)
The Wertheimers own the legendary Chanel, one of the most prestigious French luxury houses in the world, have a fortune of $61.8 billion, and both brothers are ranked 47th and 48th on the Bloomberg billionaires list, with a net worth of $29.8 billion each.
8. Johnson family (United States)
Fidelity Investments or Fidelity Management and Research is an American company specializing in asset management and pension funds. Directed by Edward C. Johnson III and his daughter Abigail Johnson, it is headquartered in Boston, United States.
With three generations behind them, the Johnson family has a net worth of $61.2 billion. In position 77 of the great fortunes is Abigail Johnson, with $ 21.4 billion.
9. Boehringer-Von Baumbach family ( Germany )
It is one of the two of the richest families in the world that come from Germany.
In 1885 Albert Boehringer founded a German pharmaceutical company called Boehringer Ingelheim. The company is now over 130 years old, but it continues to thrive. During the time of coronavirus, the company is evaluating more than a million compounds that could identify potential molecules and help fight the virus. His net worth is $45.7 billion.
10. Albrecht family (Germany)
With a net worth of $41 billion, they belong to brothers Theo and Karl, who took over their parents’ grocery store after serving during World War II. Over time, the two grew the store at Aldi into a nationwide German discount supermarket chain.
However, these brothers split up in 1960 and formed their own companies, Aldi Nord and Aldi Sued. In 1979, Theo’s side of the family even bought Trader Joe’s. His sons Theo Jr and Berthold divided Aldi Nord between them. Karl’s children, Karl Albrecht Jr and Beate Heister, on the other hand, inherited his father’s wealth after his death in 2014.