Christy Walton Net Worth

Net Worth: $5.9 Billion

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Wal-Mart, Inherited and growing
  • Birth Place Jackson, Wyoming
  • Marital Status Widow (John Walton)
  • Full Name Christy Walton
  • Nationality United States
  • Date of Birth 1955
  • Ethnicity American
  • Occupation Walmart Shareholder
  • Children 1 (Lukas Walton)
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About Christy Walton

The widow of John Walton, Christy Walton has a net worth of $5.9
billion as of April 2016, according to Bloomberg. Currently the richest woman in America, she inherited her wealth after her husband a former Green Beret and Vietnam war medic died in an airplane accident near his home in Wyoming 2005.

Her late husband also invested in First Solar; shares up more than 400% since 2006 initial public offering. But bulk still comes from her shares in Wal-Mart, the retailer founded by her father-in-law Sam Walton and his brother James in 1962. Her net worth fell by $1.2 billion in 2012, entirely due to a drop in the solar panel maker’s share price. Her Wal-Mart holding, worth $20 billion, did better. The philanthropist supports museums, education and organic gardening.

Conde Nast Portfolio magazine ranked her the highest female philanthropist, according to the amount she gives as a percentage of her wealth. Between 2002 and 2006, she contributed billions from her then $16.3 billion net worth towards philanthropic efforts. Additionally, she supports her family’s own charitable foundation, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, which prioritizes education and benefits colleges such as the University of Arkansas, the College of Business Administration of the University of Arkansas, and several other colleges, community trusts, universities and foundations. In 2007, her family’s foundation donated as much as $1.6 billion.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Christy Walton's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 2013
  • Earnings 2005
Earnings 2013 N/A
Asset 2013

Value of her 30% share in the solar energy company First Solar with an investment worth $1 billion

$30,000,000
Asset 2013

Value of her 96% ownership of the family's Arvest Bank with Rob and Jim Walton (CEO)

$13,728,000
Earnings 2013

Earnings from Wal-Mart dividends after taxes

$460,000,000
Earnings 2005 N/A
Earnings 2005

Earnings from the inheritance after the death of his husband John Walton

$18,200,000,000