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Top 10 Richest Families in the World (2022)

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Who are the richest families in the world? These families are the wealthiest and have been for decades if not centuries. A large number of these families are unknown to the family but Nerdville reveals which of the families hold the most wealth in the world.

When we talk about the richest families in the world, there are some names that always pop up and it has been this way since time immemorial. Some of them include the Rothschild and Koch families. Due to their enormous wealth, there are various conspiracy theories that surround them.

Rothschild Family
The Rothschild Family

Top 10 Richest Families in the World (2022)

These are the richest families in the world as of April 2022.

House of Saud

The richest family in the world is none other than the House of Saud or otherwise known as the Saudi royal family. They are the rulers of Saudi Arabia and descendants of Muhammad bin Saud, founder of the Emirate of Diriyah, which is known as the First Saudi State. The exact wealth of the royal family is difficult to ascertain because of the number of the family which is about 15,000 members. House of Saud has ties to Saudi Aramco, which is the world’s most profitable company and into oil & gas.

Richest Families in the World
Saudi Royal Family
  • Company: Saudi Royal Family
  • Industry: Royalty.
  • Number of Generations: 3
  • Net Worth: $1.4 trillion

Rothschild Family

The Rothschilds are a wealthy Ashkenazi Jewish family from Frankfurt, Germany. Despite their Jewish heritage, the Rothschilds are members of the Vatican’s Close Circle, which is led by Pope Francis. The Rothschild family’s fortune is derived from a variety of enterprises, including financial services, energy, mining, real estate, and so on.

  • Company: Rothschild and Co
  • Industry: Industrial and Finance
  • Number of Generations:
  • Net Worth: $500 billion

Walton Family

The Walton family has indeed been one of the richest families in the world for a very long time. They are the owners of Walmart which is an American retail conglomerate. In 2020, the Walton family’s fortunes grew by $3 million every hour.

  • Company: Walmart
  • Industry: Retail
  • Number of Generations: 3
  • Net Worth: $238 billion.

Mars Family

If you are a lover of chocolate and candies, there is a very high chance that you have taken a product made by the Mars Family. They are behind M&M’s, Milky Way, and the Snickers candy bar. The Mars Family dynasty began with Frank Mars, who was born in 1883 and has grown to become one of the richest families in the world.

  • Company: Mars
  • Industry: Confectionery & Pet
  • Number of Generations: 5
  • Net Worth: $142 billion

Koch Family

The Koch family is one of the richest families in the world and Charles Koch is certainly an individual that is always in the news for his involvement in American politics. Apart from politics, he is also funding university professorships and aims to further the conservative agenda.

  • Company: Koch Industries
  • Industry: Industrial
  • Number of Generations: 3
  • Net Worth: $124 billion

Hermès Family

Founded back in the 1920s by Thierry Hermès, the company has always been known to be a luxurious brand from the beginning of the organization’s operations. Today, the Hermès family is one of the top ten richest families in the world.

  • Company: Hermès
  • Industry: Luxurious Goods
  • Number of Generations: 6
  • Net Worth: $112 billion

Ambani Family

The current patron of this family is Indian billionaire, Mukesh Ambani and they own Reliance Industries. Mukesh’s father founded the company in 1957, and they are the only Asian family on this list.

  • Company: Reliance Industries
  • Industry: Industrial
  • Number of Generations: 3
  • Net Worth: $94 billion

Wertheimer Family

This family owns the closely owned design brand that popularized the “little black dress” and generated $10.1 billion in revenue in 2020. The Wertheimers also have vineyards and racehorses. Charles Heilbronn, their half-brother, leads the family business Mousse Partners.

  • Company: Chanel
  • Industry: Luxury Goods
  • Number of Generations: 3
  • Net Worth: $62 billion

Johnson Family

Edward C. Johnson II created Fidelity Investments in 1946, and it is now one of the world’s largest financial services organizations, providing investment services to millions of customers. Johnson’s granddaughter, Abigail Johnson, currently runs the company, and she is the 85th richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $21 billion, according to Forbes.

  • Company: Fidelity Investments
  • Industry: Finance
  • Number of Generations: 3
  • Net Worth: $61 billion

Thompson Family

This is one of the richest families in the world and the family behind Thompson Reuters media company. They also happen to be Canada’s richest family as of 2022.

  • Company: Thompson Reuters
  • Industry: Media
  • Number of Generations: 3
  • Net Worth: $61 billion

Lethabo Ndlovu

Lethabo Ndlovu is a KwaZulu-Natal-born writer. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Nerdville. Ndlovu is happily married to Sarah Ndlovu with children and they both live in Johannesburg South Africa. His interests include football, writing, and trying to make himself better by reading.

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