The Ten Richest Families In America

AFRICANGLOBE – Let’s call it a case of the haves and the have nots. These families are the haves and the rest of us are the have nots – in that we don’t have billions, mansions in multiple locations, private jets, etc. Collectively, the 25 richest families in America are worth $722 billion. It has been a rough year for them though: that $722 billion is $11 billion less than a year ago. Must be rough, eh?

In all seriousness, the 10 families below run the gamut. They are behind some of the biggest American brands like Hyatt hotels, Snickers, and Ziploc bags.

It won’t surprise many to learn that the Waltons are the richest family in America, again. The seven heirs of Sam and Bud Walton are worth a collective $130 billion, down from $149 billion last year, but still enough to make them far and away the richest in the land. The Waltons are nearly $50 billion richer than the second-richest family, the Kochs.

Let’s take a look at the 10 richest American families.


10. Duncan Family

Net Worth: $21.5 billion

Source: Pipelines

Siblings Randa, Milane, Dannine, Avara, and Scott inherited a $10 billion estate from their father Dan Duncan when he died in 2010. The family fortune has more than doubled since thanks to a rise in the stock price of Enterprise Products Partners, which their father founded.