Ranked: The World’s Richest Families In 2020

The World's Richest Families in 2020

The World’s Richest Families in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped the world’s wealthiest families from growing their fortunes. Over the past year, the richest family—the Waltons—grew their wealth by $25 billion, or almost $3 million per hour.

This graphic, using data from Bloomberg, ranks the 25 most wealthy families in the world. The data excludes first-generation wealth and wealth controlled by a single heir, which is why you don’t see Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates on the list. Families whose source of wealth is too diffused or opaque to be valued are also excluded.

The Full Breakdown

Intergenerational wealth is a powerful thing. It often prevails through market crashes, social turmoil, and economic uncertainty, and this year has been no exception.

Here’s a look at the 25 most wealthy families in 2020:

Rank Name Company Wealth, $B Sector Location
1 Walton Walmart 215 Consumer services 🇺🇸 Bentonville, Arkansas
2 Mars Mars 120 Consumer goods 🇺🇸 McLean, Virginia
3 Koch Koch Industries 109.7 Industrials 🇺🇸 Wichita, Kansas
4 Al Saud N/A 95 Industrials 🇸🇦 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5 Ambani Reliance Industries 81.3 Industrials 🇮🇳 Mumbai, India
6 Hermès Hermès 63.9 Consumer services 🇫🇷 Paris, France
7 Wertheimer Chanel 54.4 Consumer services 🇫🇷 Paris, France
8 Johnson (Fidelity) Fidelity Investments 46.3 Financials 🇺🇸 Boston, New York
9 Boehringer, Von Baumbach Boehringer Ingelheim 45.7 Health care 🇩🇪 Inglheim, Germany
10 Albrecht Aldi 41 Consumer services 🇩🇪 Rhineland, Germany
11 Thomson Thomson Reuters 40.6 Communication 🇨🇦 Ontario, Canada
12 Hoffmann, Oeri Roche 38.8 Health care 🇨🇭 Basel, Switzerland
13 Mulliez Auchan 38.4 Consumer services 🇫🇷 Lille, France
14 Cargill, MacMillan Cargill 38.1 Industrials 🇺🇸 Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 Johnson (SC) SC Johnson 37.3 Consumer services 🇺🇸 Racine, Wisconsin
16 Van Damme, De Spoelberch, De Mevius Anheuser-Busch InBev 36.8 Consumer goods 🇧🇪 Belgium
17 Quandt BMW 34.7 Consumer services 🇩🇪 Munich, Germany
18 Cox Cox Enterprises 33.1 Communication 🇺🇸 Atlanta, Georgia
19 Rausing Tetra Laval 32.9 Materials 🇬🇧 London, England
20 Newhouse Advance Publications 31 Communication 🇺🇸 New York, New York
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