World’s richest families got richer in 2021

Highlights

  • The net worth of the Lauder family is US$49.3 billion.
  • The net worth of the Koch family is US$124.4 billion.
  • The Walton Family owns a 48% stake in Walmart Inc.

As 2021 comes to an end, we explore the wealthiest families of 2021. These families own various businesses ranging from consumer, healthcare to finance companies.

Johnson Family (SC)

The Johnson (SC) family is the 25th richest family in the world and owns the household goods firm, SC Johnson. The family has a net worth of US$33.8 billion and is based in Racine, Wisconsin.

Ferrero Family


The Ferrero family is among the richest family in the world and is based in Alba, Italy. The family has a net worth of US$34.5 billion and owns the confectionary firm Ferrero.

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Pritzker Family


The Pritzker family owns the hotel chain operator Hyatt Hotels and is based in Chicago. The net worth of the family is US$35.3 billion.

Wealthies Families of 2021


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Kwok Family


The Kwok family is based in Hong Kong and owns the real estate firm Sun Hung Kai Properties. The family has a net worth of US$35.6 billion.

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Rausing Family


The Rausing family is based in London, UK, and has a net worth of US$35.9 billion. The family has been doing business for three generations and owns the packaging firm, Tetra Laval.

Cox Family


The Cox family is the 20th richest family in the world and is based in Atlanta. The family owns the communications and automotive firm Cox Enterprises.

Van Damme, De Spoelberch, De Mevius Family


The Van Damme, De Spoelberch, De Mevius family is among the richest families in the world and has a net worth of US$40.2 billion. The family owns the beverages firm Anheuser-Busch InBev and is based in Leuven, Belgium.

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Newhouse Family


The Newhouse family is based in New York and has a net worth of US$41.6 billion. The family owns the media firm Advance Publications and has been doing business for three generations.

Dassault Family


The Dassault family is the 17th richest family in the world and owns the software and aviation company Dassault Systemes. The family has a net worth of US$41.9 billion and is based in Paris.

Quandt Family


The Quandt family owns the automobile company BMW and is based in Munich. The net worth of the family is US$42.3 billion and has been doing the business for four generations.

Mulliez Family


The Mulliez family is based in Lille, France, and owns the consumer retail company Auchan. The family has a net worth of US$45.9 billion and has been doing business for four generations.

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Hoffmann, Oeri Family


The Hoffmann-Oeri family is the 14th richest family based in Basel, Switzerland. The family has a net worth of US$47.3 billion and owns the pharmaceutical firm Roche.

Lauder Family


The Lauder family is among the richest families in the world, with a net worth of US$49.3 billion. The family is based in New York and owns the cosmetics firm, Estee Lauder.

Albrecht Family


The Albrecht family is based in Essen and Muelheim, Germany, and has a net worth of US$51 billion. The family owns the consumer retail firm, Aldi.

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Cargill-MacMillan Family


The Cargill-MacMillan family owns the industrial firm Cargill and is based in Minneapolis. The family has been doing business for the 6th generation and has a net worth of US$51.6 billion.

Boehringer and Von Baumbach Family


It is the 10th richest family in the world and has a net worth of US$59.2 billion. The family is based in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany and owns the pharmaceutical firm Boehringer Ingelheim.

Thomson Family


The Thomson family is among the wealthiest in the world, with a net worth of US$61.1 billion. The family owns the media firm Thomson Reuters. They are based in Toronto, Canada.

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Johnson Family (Fidelity)


The Johnson family is based in Boston and owns the financial services firm Fidelity Investment. The family has a net worth of US$61.2 billion and has been doing business for three generations.

Wertheimer Family


The Wertheimer family is the 7th richest family in the world and owns the luxury goods firm, Chanel. The family has a net worth of US$61.8 billion and is based in Paris.

Ambani Family


The Ambani family is among the wealthiest families in the world, with a net worth of US$93.7 billion. The family owns the Reliance Group of Industries, headquartered in Mumbai, India.

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Al Saud Family


Al Saud family is among the world’s richest with a net worth of US$100 billion. The third-generation family is based in Riyadh. AI Saud is the founder of modern Saudi Arabia.

Top 25 richest families of 2021

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Hermes Family


The Hermes family is the world’s fourth-richest family with a net worth of US$111.6 billion. They own the French Luxury goods firm, Hermes, based in Paris. The family has been doing business for six generations.

 

Koch Family


The Koch family is the third richest family in the world and owns the Koch Industries. The family has a net worth of US$124.4 billion and is based in Wichita, Kansas. Their business spans three generations. Fred Koch had co-founded the Wood River Oil & Refining Co.

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Mars Family


The Mars family owns the confectionery, pet-care firm Mars Incorporated. The family has a net worth of US$141.9 billion. The business spans five generations. Frank Mars founded the business in 1902 when he sold molasses candies. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Walton Family


The Walton family is the world’s richest family, with a net worth of US$238.2 billion. The family owns a 48% stake in the consumer retail firm Walmart Inc., based in Bentonville, Arkansas. In 2020, Walmart distributed US$2.8 billion in special bonuses to US workers.

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How World's Richest Families got richer in 2021

Bottomline

The figures are given as of Sept 10, 2021. The ranking excludes first-generation fortunes and those controlled by a single heir. Clans whose source of wealth is too diffuse or opaque to be valued are also excluded.

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