Who are the richest families in the world? Names like Rockefeller, Rothschild, Ashton and Oppenheimer will always ring the bell. The Waltons and Kochs are also extremely wealthy, though each sibling now has a family of their own already.
So based on Forbes magazine’s ranking, here now is a list of the top 10 richest families in the world.
10. Iris Fontbona and family – $17.4 billion
When Chilean billionaire Andronico Luksic passed away in 2005, he left his entire business to his family, namely his wife Iris Fontbona, and their three sons, Jean-Paul, Andronico and Guillermo. The family controls one of the largest copper miners in the world, a company called Antofagasta. The family also holds the majority of the shares of Quinenco, a consumer packaging and beverage producing company with stakes in the banking, energy, port services and transportation sectors. They also own two beach resorts in Croatia.
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