Bloomberg in his annual ranking named the richest families of the world. The rating of the richest families of the world according to the edition of the publication in a row was headed by the Walton family, which owns the world’s largest network of wholesale and retail trade Walmart. The agency estimated the state of the family at $ 224.5 billion, in a year it decreased by $ 13.7 billion
The number of stores around the world now exceeds 10.5 thousand, the company’s revenue is $ 573 billion. The Walton family owns 47% of the network.
The top 10 richest families also included: the Family of Mars, the owners of the manufacturer of confectionery and products for a long storage of Mars – $ 160 billion (+$ 18 billion per year); Koch family, owners of the American petrochemical corporation Koch Industrues – $ 124.4 billion (+$ 4.4 billion); The Saudi Royal Family Al Saud – $ 105 billion (+$ 5 billion); The Erme family, owners of the French House Hermes House – $ 94.6 billion ( – $ 17 billion); Family of Ambani, owners of the Indian Holding for the production and processing of oil Reliance Industries – $ 84.6 billion ( – $ 9.1 billion); The Vertheimer family, owners of the French fashion house Chanel – $ 79 billion (+$ 17.2 billion); Cargill family, owners of the agricultural company Cargill – $ 65.2 billion; Family Thompson, owners of the Reuters information agency control package – $ 61.2 billion; The Hoffmann family, minority owners of the Swiss pharmoceptic company Roche Holding – $ 45.1 billion
According to Bloomberg, the total state of the richest 25 families of the world is $ 1.5 trillion, which is $ 143 billion less than a year earlier. At the same time, the agency notes, the state of some super -rich families, such as Rockefellers, is not taken into account, since their assets are “too difficult to track”.