Who is the richest man in the world? The answer is now Jeff Bezos. Although Jeff Bezos’s net worth is US $ 112 billion or around Rp 1.575 trillion, there are still more wealthy than the Amazon boss.
Reporting from CNBC Make It, Walton’s family wealth exceeds the wealth of Jeff Bezos. The family owner of the world’s largest company, Walmart, is in the top position on the ‘Sunday Times Rich List’ list.
The UK-based newspaper revealed that the Walton family had a net worth of US $ 175 billion (Rp. 2,461 trillion). While the brothers Charles and David Koch, were in second place with total wealth of US $ 120 billion (Rp. 1,687 trillion). Only Jeff Bezos ranked third.
However, Jeff Bezos is still the richest man in the world. Individually, Microsoft boss Bill Gates, as well as Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, are also in the top five in the list of the world’s richest people.
If Jeff Bezos becomes the world’s richest man, Walmart has Alice Walton who is touted as the richest woman according to the list of billionaires from Forbes 2018. Sam Walton’s youngest daughter is reported to have a total wealth of around US $ 40 billion (Rp. 562 trillion).
The Walton family benefits from Walmart including Sam’s Club and the Asda supermarket chain in the UK. Sam Walton opened his first Walmart store in Arkansas in 1962.
His company grew rapidly and was popular in 1970. Even in 1992, President George H. W. Bush once gave Walton a Medal of Freedom medal. The Times also called the Walton family the most successful traders of his time.
Walmart’s founder died in 1992. His son John followed his father in 2005 due to a plane accident. While his wife, Helen, died in 2007. Three other children who are still alive have around 50% of Walmart shares.