The richest families in the world currently accumulate a fortune of more than a trillion dollars thanks to the growth that their businesses and brands have had, among which are, supermarket chains and firms that have been founded by the most prestigious people in the world.
Due to the health crisis that we have been experiencing lately, the economic situation has suffered a great decline because some businesses have had to close or have had to reduce working hours. This situation has gradually been controlled, but biosecurity measures such as distancing, hand washing and the use of masks continue.
Despite this, when you are part of the richest families in the world, things like this cannot fully affect you unlike other families who have had to do their best to survive all this time.
Among some examples of the wealthiest families we have Mukesh Ambani who last year could be in the nine place on the Bloomberg list of billionaires. However, the billionaire of Indian nationality fell from fourth place to sixth place on the Forbes Real Time Billionaires list. According to a report by Bloomberg, in the United States, the family that makes up Waltmart increased their earnings to 25 billion dollars.
The 10 families that currently have a great fortune
The Mars family
You will probably be surprised to know that some of your favorite chocolates like M&M, Snickers, and Mars are made in the same factory called Mars Inc. Ever since Frank Mars was a child and learned how to hand-dip chocolates, he kept the idea of creating and building a business. successful, which I would name Mars Inc. Aside from candy and chocolates, they also make pet care products and this is where more than half of the company’s $28 billion revenue comes from.
The Mars are part of the list of the richest families in the world with earnings exceeding 120 billion dollars.
Al Saud is considered the royalty of the United Arab Emirates and thanks to their oil mines, they are considered one of the richest families in the world with unimaginable amounts of money. Al Saud turned the desert into a gold mine and has also been in the power for more than 88 years.
The total wealth is controlled by the 15,000 members and their sources of income are thanks to land agreements, government agreements and the establishment of companies that will serve to the state. Furthermore, there is a rumor that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has assets of more than a billion dollars in his possession.
The Dumas family
When we hear about Hermés, the first thing that comes to our mind are beautiful silk scarves, Birkin bags and belts from this firm. Thanks to the efforts made by the President Jean Louis Dumas, this brand became one of the most luxurious in the world and became part of the wish list of many people.
Unfortunately, Dumas passed away in 2010 but he left a great legacy because apart from being the president, he was also an artistic director. After this, other members of the family, Pierre Alexis Dumas and Axel Dumas took the position of artistic director and president. The income of this company exceeds 63.9 billion dollars and for this reason they are part of the list of the richest families in the world.
The Johnson Family
In 1946, Edward C Johnson decided to found a mutual fund firm that is now an empire managed by his granddaughter Abigail. Recently, this company has come under pressure because they have had to cut commissions and fees and this has caused investors to gradually withdraw from management strategies for index funds. Due to this situation, in other family businesses such as the Seaport Hotel, 400 workers were laid off.
The Albrecht family
Brothers Theo and Karl are also on the list of the richest families in the world. After they were on duty during WWII, they began taking over their parents’ fuel store. As time passed, these brothers turned the store into Aldi, a chain of supermarkets.
Despite the success this business had, in 1960 these brothers decided to separate and created two companies, Aldi Nord and Aldi Sued. During 1979, Theo’s family bought Trader Joe’s and his sons Theo Jr and Berthol decided to divide Aldi Nord between themselves. On the other hand, Karl’s children Karl Albrecht Jr and Beate Heister inherited his wealth after his death in 2014.
The Walton family
Around the world, there are many retail chains, but Walmart is one of the largest that we can find. This company has around 11,000 stores and generates sales of more than 524 billion dollars. The Walton family has been generating income for more than three generations to this day, for this reason it is part of the richest families.
The Koch family
Frederick, David, William, and Charles are four brothers who long ago inherited their father’s oil company. But as in any other business, there were family disputes and this caused that in 1980, David and Charles took the reins of the company while William and Fredrick left it.
After a while, this firm became Koch Industries and could have annual revenues of around 115 billion dollars, positioning them among the richest families today.
The Ambani family
Reliance Industries is a company that was founded by Dhirubhai Ambani but after his death in 2002, it was divided between his sons Anil and Mukesh. This family are the only Indians who are part of the list of richest families. Reliance Industries currently owns the largest refining complex in the world.
In addition, the house where they live is one of the most valuable private residences, on the other hand, Mukesh Ambani’s children also began to be part of the family business.
The Wertheimer family
According to Bloomberg, in 2019 Chanel had revenues of more than 12 billion dollars. Although somple people know Coco Chanel, but just a few know that Pierre Wertheimer was the one who negotiated a deal with her that included a perfume contract. Currently, Alain and Gerad, Wertheimer’s grandsons, are the ones who run this fashion house.
The Boehringer-Von Baumbach family
The Boehringer-Von Baumbach family is another of the richest families in the world from Germany. Boehringer Ingelheim is a pharmaceutical company that was founded in 1885 by Albert Boehringer. Currently this company is more than 130 years old, but it continues generating great incomes.