World’s Wealthiest Families Gained $312 Billion Over Past Year

Sept. 17, 2021, 2:42 PM

Abundant liquidity, soaring stock markets and accommodating tax policies have been favorable for growing dynastic wealth. The world’s 25 richest families are worth $1.7 trillion, a 22% increase from a year ago.

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Among the highlights:

  • The Waltons of Arkansas, who own nearly half of retailer Walmart Inc., top the list for the fourth year running with a net worth of $238.2 billion. Their fortune grew by $23 billion in the past 12 months, despite the family selling $6 billion worth of stock since February.
  • New names on the ranking ...

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