Friday, June 28, 2013

The Walton Family

This article is about the family of Sam and Bud Walton, founders of Wal-Mart.

The Walton Family is the richest family in the world, their wealth inherited from Bud and Sam Walton, founders of the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart. The five most prominent members (Jim, John (d. 2005), Rob, Alice, and Helen (d. 2007)) have consistently been in the top ten of the Forbes 400 since 2001, although Helen dropped to #11 in 2006, probably in part due to her extensive philanthropy. Christy Walton took her husband John's place after his death in 2005.

Collectively, the Waltons control over 48% of the company, and are worth a combined total of $115.7 billion (as of March 2013), valuing them as the wealthiest family in the world.

Walton Family Tree

Samuel Robson (Rob) Walton
(b. 1944)
three children
Carolyn Funk (divorced)


John Thomas Walton
(8 October 1946 – 27 June 2005)
Luke Walton
Samuel Moore (Sam) Walton
(29 March 1918 – 6 April 1992)
Christy Walton
Helen Robson Kemper
(3 December 1919 - 19 April 2007)
Alice Louise Walton
(b. 7 October 1949)

unknown (divorced)


James Carr (Jim) Walton
(b. 1948)
four children
Lynne McNabb


Ann Walton Kroenke
(b. 1949)
Josh Kroenke
James Lawrence (“Bud”) Walton
(20 December 1921 – 21 March 1995)
Whitney Kroenke Burditt
Audrey Walton
E. Stanley Kroenke


Nancy Walton Laurie
(b. 1952)
Elizabeth Paige Laurie
Bill Laurie

Walton family fortune

The Walton family fortune as of March 2013 published by Forbes.
Total: US$115.7 billion

Source: Wikipedia

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