Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Richest Families in America 2017. Wealth is something that is well sought after by very many people. Some of these families have been rich over the years and the wealth is passed down from one generation to the next. However, there are those that have attained their wealth through business and build emperors. America has been considered as the country where there is a lot of wealth and one can easily get it. Even if this may not be true, there are some families that have seen to it that they have a lot of wealth and keep earning more and more as time goes by. Some of these families include the following;
List of Top 10 Richest Families in America 2017
10. Duncan Family
They have their wealth traced into pipelines. They inherited their wealth from Dun Duncan who is the founder of Enterprise Products. It is one of the biggest pipeline, natural oil and crude oil companies in the world. They have their net worth at 21.5 billion dollars
9. Hearst Family
Their wealth is traced back to William Randolph who was the founder of Hearst Corp. they ow one of biggest multinational mass media group. This company has 15 daily, 36 weekly and about 300 magazines around the world. They have grown over time to own what they have now. The family’s net worth is 28 billion dollars. They have dropped from number 6 in 2015 to 9 in 2016
8. Pritzker Family
This is another one of the richest families in America 2017. The net worth of this family is 29 billion dollars. They have grown over the years. This family’s wealth originates from hotels and investments. They are the family that owns Hyatt and other industrial companies. They inherited their wealth from Jay Pritzker who founded the Hyatt Hotel chain. Apart from the hotels they also own Superior Bank of Chicago, The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line among other investments.
7. SC Johnson
They have their wealth from dealing with cleaning supplies. The family’s net worth is 30 billion dollars. The family company, Johnson Family Enterprises is the contribute f this wealth. This company was started by Samuel Johnson from whom they have inherited the wealth. Their company is operated from about 72 countries and is still growing
6. Johnson Family (Abigail Johnson)
They inherited their fortune from Edward Crosby Johnson who founded Fidelity Investments and Fidelity worldwide investments. He is still the current owner of the company. The founder of the company is currently the 43rd richest person in America. The company has really grown from its inception to where it is now. Collectively this family’s members have a net worth of 39 billion dollars. The company is based on money management.
5. Cox Family
The family is well into media. They have ventured into the media world which has enable the family have a net worth of 41 billion dollars. They have moved from newspaper production where they began to the start of cable TV and automotive technology. The family’s wealth is known to have begun when James Cox bought Dayton TV in 1898. Over the years they have expanded as technology goes to where it is now.
4. Cargill Family
This family got its wealth from Cargill Inc. which is company that deals with agricultural commodities. It is the largest privately owned company in the whole of the USA. This company was started in 1865 in the state of Iowa. The company is worth 49 billion dollars making it come 4th in this list.
3. Mars Family
This family’s net worth is 78 billion dollars. The origin of their wealth is from Candy. They inherited their wealth from Frank C. Mars who was the founder of the Mars Inc. which basically produces candy. This is the 3rd largest privately owned company in the United States. Because of this growth of this company, the family has become of the richest families with this wealth still trickling down to the descendants. This company has produced the world famous energy bars, snickers and also sells some of the most famous dog food.
2. Koch Family
The other rich family in America. With a net worth of 82 billion dollars, this family comes in second on the list of the richest families. They have their wealth coming from their company Koch Industries which has earned them a lot. The family is well invested into this. This company was formed by Fred Koch who invented a new and better way of refining heavy oil into gasoline. This is the second-largest privately owned company in America.
1 Walton Family
This is the richest family in America. It is the family that owns one of the most common retail chain stores around the world Walmart. This stores are found around the world and in different and such as Asda in the UK and Seiyu in Japan. The stores were opened in 1962 by Sam Walton and the business has been in the family ever since. It is a family whose net worth is 130 billion dollars. As a whole they hold about 50% of the company’s shares.
So, these are the Top 10 Richest Families in America 2017. There are many families in the world who have risen in wealth from different directions. All these still keep working hard to amass more wealth as time goes by