The Top 10 Richest Families in the World

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

9 Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez and family - $18.2 billion

8 Theo Albrecht Jr. and family - $18.9 billion

7 Thomas & Raymond Kwok and family - $20 billion

6 David Thomson and family - $20.3 billion

5 Michele Ferrero and family - $20.4 billion

4 Christy Walton and family - $28.2 billion

3 Bernard Arnault and family - $29 billion

2 Liliane Bettencourt and family - $30 billion

1 Carlos Slim Helu and family - $73 billion

Carlos Slim Helu is the head of the richest family in the world. The family owns Grupo Financiero Inbursa, a financial company, and Grupo Carso, an industrial and retail firm. He also owns America Movil, a mobile phone company operating across Latin America and that has stakes in KPN of the Netherlands and Telekom Austria. The family also has interests in infrastructure, mining and real estate. His sons, Carlos, Marco Antonio and Patrick, are now in charge of some of the companies.

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