People line up at a Walmart store that reopened Friday after Tropical Storm Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S., September 1, 2017.

This US family is richer than the Koch brothers, Bezos, Gates, and Buffett

$174.9 billion

The Walton family topped the Sunday Times’ yearly list of wealthiest people in the world, with $174.9 billion, thanks to retail giant Walmart.

Published   |  Photo by Reuters/Carlo Allegri
People line up at a Walmart store that reopened Friday after Tropical Storm Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S., September 1, 2017.
$174.9 billion

The newspaper compiles the list by calculating net worth based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, shares in public companies, and other assets like art.

People line up at a Walmart store that reopened Friday after Tropical Storm Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S., September 1, 2017.
$174.9 billion

The richest people in the world according to the Sunday Times

People line up at a Walmart store that reopened Friday after Tropical Storm Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S., September 1, 2017.
$174.9 billion

Founded by Sam Walton in 1962, the Arkansas-based retailer is the largest business in the world in terms of revenue, with over $485 billion in 2017.

People line up at a Walmart store that reopened Friday after Tropical Storm Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S., September 1, 2017.
$174.9 billion

Walton’s daughter Alice helped boost the family’s wealth with her $500 million art collection and donation of shares worth $225 million to the family’s charitable trust.

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