Successful business companies are the key to the wealth of the richest families in the world. According to Bloomberg, three families from the United States are in the top 3 of the richest families in the world.
The top two – Walton and Mars – are in the consumer goods sector, while Koch’s third place is in industry. The Walton family has assets of $ 238 billion, and the Mars family has amassed a fortune of $ 142 billion thanks to its empire of brands such as Milky Way, Snickers, M & M’s, Twix and Wrigley chewing gum, writes Statista.
Among the owners of business empires, the Al-Saud family is the exception. The royal family that rules Saudi Arabia is the richest royal family in the world, thanks in large part to the country’s vast oil reserves.
The Ambani family, owners of the conglomerate Reliance Industries, is in 6th place with a fortune of almost $ 94 billion. French luxury brands Hermes and Chanel also put their owners in the top 8.
The rich Germans, on the other hand, have amassed their wealth through various endeavors. The Boehringer / von Baumbach family (10th place) runs the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, and the Olbrecht family (12th place) is known for its Aldi supermarket chain. The media moguls Thomson, founders of Thomson Reuters, finished in the top ten, ranking 9th.