When most of us think of wealthy families, we think of celebrities such as the Kardashians, but in actuality their wealth doesn’t even come close to the families on this list! Here are 25 Richest Families In The World.
The Koç family runs Turkey’s largest group of companies, Koç Holding, the only Turkish company on the Fortune Global 500 list! They are the wealthiest family in Turkey. Their net worth is $10 billion dollars.
The Fisher family owns Gap Inc. and all the brands that fall under Gap’s umbrella, such as Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta. This family is estimated to be worth $10.2 billion dollars.
The Rockefellers can trace their wealth back to 1870 when John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil Company. Standard Oil controls most of the oil refining in the United States. They are worth $11 billion dollars.
The Hinduja family from India is currently worth $15.6 billion dollars. They control a multinational company that specializes in transportation, banking, technology, energy, and media.
The Lauder family from USA is currently worth $16.5 billion dollars. They are a cosmetic giant, owning more than 30 well known brands such as MAC and Clinique.
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The Otto family from Germany is currently worth $17 billion dollars. The Otto family runs the largest mail order company in the world and the web’s second largest retailer.
The Dassault family earned its wealth from owning Groupe Dassault, an aerospace, software, and media conglomerate. This family is currently worth $17.9 billion dollars.
The Albrecht family own some of the world’s most successful supermarket chains, such as Aldi Nord and Trader Joe’s. Their family is currently worth $18.9 billion dollars.
The Ambani family from India got their start trading spices and yarn to eventually making their company Reliance, one of India’s biggest private sector businesses! Their family specializes in oil, gas, and telecom. Their net worth is $25.8 billion dollars.
The Ferrero family is known for their sweets. Their products include Nutella, Kinder, Ferrero Rocher and Tic-Tac! They are one of the richest families in Italy, currently worth $26.5 billion dollars.
The Marinho family is the richest family in Brazil. They earned their wealth from Globo, Latin America’s largest media group. This family is worth $28.9 billion dollars.
The Pritzker family is well known for their Hyatt hotels. They have 11 billionaires in their family, many of whom own their own hotel groups and companies. This family is worth $29 million dollars.
The Lee (Byung-Chull) family owns the Samsung Group, a majority of their wealth coming from Samsung Electronics. This family is worth $29.6 billion dollars.
The Sabancı is one of the wealthiest families in Turkey. Their net worth ranges from $20-30 billion dollars. This family owns the second largest Turkish bank.
Most of this family’s wealth comes from their joint ownership of German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW. The Quandt family is worth $40 billion dollars.
The Cox family earned their fortune from their work in newspaper publishing, cable TV, and automotive technology. Their net worth is currently $41 billion dollars.
The Bettencourt family founded the cosmetic empire L’Oréal in 1907. Liliane Bettencourt is the richest woman in the world, owning 33% of shares in the company. The Bettencourt family is currently worth $42.5 billion dollars.
The Cargill-MacMillan family owns Cargill Inc., the largest private company in the United States. This family also has more billionaires in it than any other family in the world, and it is worth $49 billion dollars.
The Arnault family owns LVMH, which oversees 70 brands that include Dom Perignon, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Sephora, and Tag Heuer. Bernard Arnault is the richest man in France, and his family’s net worth is $51.5 billion dollars.
The Slim family controls America Movil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm. Carlos Slim Helu is the richest man in Mexico! This family is worth $62.6 billion dollars.
The Mars family owns Mars Inc., one of the world’s largest candy companies. The company makes some of our favored chocolate candies like Milky Way, Snickers, and M&Ms! This family is worth $78 billion dollars.
The Koch family is worth $82 billion dollars. Koch Industries is the United State’s second largest private company with more than $100 billion in sales.
The Walton family is the richest family in the United States. They own the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart! The Walton family’s net worth is $130 billion dollars.
The Rothschild name has been associated with international banking since the late 1700’s. Mayer Rothschild developed a banking business for the German aristocracy and from there a multi-century financial empire flourished! Their family’s net worth is estimated to be $350 billion dollars.
The House of Saud
This royal family’s net worth is around $1.4 trillion dollars, making the House of Saud, from Saudi Arabia, the richest family in the world! A majority of their wealth comes from oil prices.
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