If you have an interest in how wealth is distributed in our world’s economy, or otherwise interest in wealth individuals or families, for any reason at all; you’ve found the right place. There are plenty of wealthy individuals to learn about around the world, whether you want to learn how to gain wealth for yourself or just like to know about them. But there are also a handful of wealthy families that share their success.
This typically happens through joint business ventures that go well or from success of an individual that spread to the family. But no matter how it happened, learning a bit about their history or wealth can be pretty intriguing. Here are some of the wealthiest families in the world.
Ever been to a Walmart before? Or, Walmart-owned franchises like Sam’s Club, Asda, Massmart companies, and more? Well, you know a small piece of the Walton family then. This family is the richest in America, and comparably the richest family in the world. They head a major industry in shopping, owning major retail in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico as well as buying out many major chains worldwide. Walmart is considered the world’s largest company, and some of the Walton family are top 10 in the annual list of billionaires.
The popular candy bar known as Mars was a hit for a great deal of time, and began the empire that the Mars family grew from. Now the family owns a pet care company alongside their major candy company which makes popular candies like M&Ms. This family began their company early on and is now being run by a fourth generation of the family, who’ve started to try to expand money-making opportunities with aqquiring new companies and ventures like the pet care company mentioned above.
Royalty comes with a price-which happens to be pretty high for the Saudi royal family the House of Saud. This family has an estimated wealth totaling to almost $100 billion in current times. Al Saud has been a Royal family for generations, and also has important ties to big corporations such as Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco is a massive connection considering it heads the world’s oil industries. The estimated wealth of this family could be quite low-balled, because Al Saud is actually quite large and has plenty of opportunities like government ties, contracts, and more.
Hermès is a French company that has heavy influence in France and around the world. It’s the home to many signature items from scarves to bags to perfume. Most well-known items may be things like Birkin handbags, expensive Apple watches, and more. Hermès is owned and headed by the Dumas family, and Hermès’ ties to multiple countries as well as the wealthy means the Dumas family have amassed plenty of money over time. Estimated wealth of this family is around $60 billion, according to what researchers and sources have been able to figure out.
Of course, there are more families on this list that can be discussed in history or in present times to add to your growing knowledge on the subject matter. But it’s nice to at least have some information to start with or fuel what you may already know. Some of us learn about wealthy individuals and families for tips about how the rich become or stay successful, others have a secret (or not so secret) jealousy of their status, and some of us just like to expand our knowledge on the world around us and its economy status.
Each of these wealthy families have their own specific backgrounds or claim to fame for how they climbed to the top in the world, so there’s always something that you can learn about or learn from in each one.