The Richest Family In The World 2018

The Walton Family
The Walton Family

There are many ways to get rich but the easiest is to be born into a wealthy family. Who are the people who came into this world with the shiniest of silver spoons in the mouth? We set out to answer that question by uncovering who is currently the richest family in the world.

Read on for 10 of the world’s richest families, ranked from the least wealthy family to the wealthiest family in the world.

 

The Richest Family In The World 2018

 

10. The Cox Family

The Cox Family
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 between them.

 

9. The Ambani Family

The Ambani Family
The Ambani Family

Mukesh Ambani is the richest person in India, with a net worth of $40.1 billion. His brother Anil is worth $2.7 billion, making the Ambani’s one of the richest families not only in India but in the world.

 

8. The Bettencourt Family

The Bettencourt Family
The Bettencourt Family

Bloomberg estimates Françoise Bettencourt Meyers’ net worth at $46.6 billion, making her the world’s richest woman and the second-richest person in France. She is the granddaughter of L’Oréal founder Eugène Schueller.

 

7. The Albrecht Family

Albrecht family
Albrecht family

Germany’s Albrecht family owns the Aldi Nord and Trader Joe’s retail chains. Between them, the families of cousins Karl Albrecht Jr. and Theo Albrecht Jr. have a combined net worth of $50 billion.

 

6. The Slim Family

The Slim Family
The Slim Family

Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has a fortune of $67.1 billion, according to Forbes, and is also known as one of the world’s thriftiest billionaires. His six children have all chosen to follow business careers too.

 

5. The Arnault Family

The Arnault Family
The Arnault Family

With a net worth of $72 billion according to Forbes, Bernard Arnault is the richest person in France. He heads luxury goods group LVMH and his children, Delphine and Antoine, has high-ranking positions within the group too.

 

4. The Ortega Family

The Ortega Family
The Ortega Family

Zara’s Amancio Ortega and his daughter Sandra Ortega Mera are the wealthiest and second wealthiest people in Spain, respectively. Between them, they have a net worth of $76.9 billion, according to Forbes. They’re based in A Coruna in Spain.

 

3. The Mars Family

The Mars Family
The Mars Family

Siblings Jacqueline and John Mars each have a fortune of $30.3 billion, according to 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
Charles Koch, left, and David Koch

The Koch family’s wealth comes 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, aren’t too bad off themselves, with William being a billionaire too.

 

1. The Walton Family

The Walton Family
The Walton Family

The heirs to the Walmart fortune are the richest family in the world. Siblings Rob, Jim and Alice Walton, their sister-in-law Christy and Christy’s son Lukas have a combined net worth of $146.5 billion between them, according to Bloomberg. Alice Walton is also one of the richest women in the world.