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The 10 richest families in the world in the 2021 ranking: These clans have the greatest wealth

If companies remain family-owned for generations and grow steadily, considerable wealth can be amassed. The ten richest families in the world alone had a total of $ 872.5 billion in 2020. The US magazine Bloomberg announced in August 2020. Although the coronavirus spread throughout the world in the first half of 2020 and brought massive economic consequences, some of these family dynasties were able to increase their wealth compared to the previous year.

Every year Bloomberg publishes a list of the 25 richest families in the world. However, there is no exact calculation of family wealth, as these have been built up over decades or even centuries, the sources of wealth are diffuse - and above all, no exact verification of the numbers is possible. Therefore, the US magazine makes estimates of the fortunes. However, the data still relate to the year 2020 - against this backdrop, these are the richest families in the world.

These are the world's richest families in the 2021 ranking

10th place: Albrecht family (Aldi)

The German entrepreneurial family Albrecht built the Aldi discount supermarket chain on. The brothers Karl and Theo continued to run their parents' business from 1945 onwards and their supermarkets soon spread throughout Germany, and finally abroad. Karl and Theo Albrecht died in 2010 and 2014 respectively, but Theo's son Theo Albrecht junior is still working for the Aldi Group. Bloomberg estimates the total fortune of the Albrecht family $ 41 billion.

9th place: Boehringer family, von Baumbach (Pharma)

The German family company founded by Albert Boehringer in 1885 Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the 20 leading pharmaceutical groups worldwide. Today the company is run by Hubertus von Baumbach. He is the son of Erich von Baumbach and great-grandson of company founder Albert Boehringer. With a fortune of $ 45.7 billion the Boehringer family, Baumbach is one of the richest in the world.

8th place: Johnson family (Fidelity Investments)

The US financial services company Fidelity Investments was founded in Boston in 1946 and is now one of the world's largest fund companies. Founder Edward Johnson's granddaughter Abigail Johnson has been CEO of Fidelity Investments since 2014. While the corporation has $ 3.3 trillion in assets under management, the Johnson family's fortunes will grow to around $ 3.3 trillion in 2020 $ 46.3 billion estimated.

7th place: Wertheimer family (Chanel)

The brothers Alain and Gérard Wertheimer are the owners of the French fashion house Chanel. They are the grandchildren of Pierre Wertheimer, who was a business partner of Coco Chanel. The assets of the Wertheimer family are increased $ 54.4 billion estimated. The owner family of another well-known luxury brand lands one place up in the ranking of the richest families in the world.

6th place: Hermès family (luxury goods)

The luxury goods company founded by Thierry Hermès in 1837 Hermes has been family-owned since then. The Dumas family fortune is increased $ 63.9 billion estimated. Family members actively involved in the company include Pierre-Alexis Dumas and his cousin Axel Dumas, a member of the 6th generation of the Hermès family, who has been CEO of Hermès since 2014.

5th place: Ambani family (oil)

In 1957, Dhirubhai Ambani founded the forerunner of today's oil giant Reliance Industries. His two sons, Mukesh and Anil, inherited the company after his death in 2002. Mukesh runs Reliance Industries alone after a dispute with his brother. His estimated fortune amounts to $ 81.3 billionwhat makes him the richest man in India. Mukesh Ambani lives in a villa that is considered the most expensive private residence in the world.

4th place: Al Saud family (oil)

Of course, the ruling family of Saudi Arabia is one of the ten richest families in the world. The asset appraisal of$ 95 billion is based on cumulative payouts royal family members have received over the past 50 years from the Royal Diwan, the king's executive office. Overall, the assets managed by the approximately 15,000 family members are likely to be significantly higher.

3rd place: Koch family (Koch Industries)

The owner family of Koch Industries, a US conglomerate, has annual sales of $ 109.7 billion. The brothers Charles and David Koch, sons of company founder Fred Koch, held the majority in the family business. However, David Koch passed away in the summer of 2019. The Koch family's fortune is increased$ 109.4 billion estimated.

2nd place: Mars family (confectionery)

The family Mars is with a fortune of $ 120 billion the second richest family in the world. Franklin Mars started the family business in 1920, which is still family-owned. The company shares are divided equally between the siblings Jaqueline, John and the late Forrest Jr. With an estimated personal fortune of $ 24.7 billion, Franklin Mars' granddaughter is one of the richest women in the world.

1st place: Walton family (Walmart)

With a family fortune of $ 215 billion the Walton clan is by far the richest family in the world. The heirs of Walmart founder Sam Walton own around 50 percent of the company's shares. Walmart is the world's top-selling company and employs over two million people. The three siblings Jim, Alice and Rob Walton are among the richest people in the world.

The world's richest families in the table for 2021

placeSurnameCompany / areacapital
1.Walton familyWalmart$ 215 billion
2.Mars familyMars$ 120 billion
3.Family cookKoch Industries$ 109.4 billion
4.Al Saud familyoil$ 95 billion
5.Ambani familyoil$ 81.3 billion
6.Hermès familyHermes$ 63.9 billion
7.Wertheimer familyChanel$ 54.4 billion
8.Johnson familyFidelity Investments$ 46.3 billion
9.Boehringer familyBoehringer Ingelheim$ 45.7 billion
10.Albrecht familyAldi$ 41 billion
A total of$ 872 billion
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