American magazine Forbes on Wednesday published a new rating of the richest family clans of the USA. The list was headed by the Walton family — she maintains the lead in 2014, when Forbes began to evaluate the status of wealthy American dynasties. According to the publication, the seven heirs of James and Sam Waltons, who founded the world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart, we have the total as $130 billion a Year earlier, Forbes estimated the state of the Waltons at $149 billion.
The reduction of the assessment, as the newspaper notes, is largely due to the emergence of new information about the charitable activities of John Walton died in a plane crash in 2005, the son of Sam Walton. In 2015 Bloomberg with reference to available documents reported that John Walton during the life of the wills half of his fortune to charity funds, and one third only son Lucas. Forbes then reviewed the assessment of the widow of John Walton, Christy, who had previously been produced on the basis of the evidence that she inherited most of the fortune of the deceased husband. If in 2015 as Christy Walton was estimated at $41.7 billion (eighth in the global ranking of billionaires), in March 2016, Forbes reduced the estimate to $5.2 billion (258-e a place).
Second place in the ranking of the richest dynasties maintained by the Koch family. Brothers Charles and David Koch control of the conglomerate Koch Industries, the second largest private company in the United States. Along with two brothers, they own fortune, which Forbes estimated at $82 billion (in 2015 $86 billion).
Closes the top three of the Mars family — owners of the manufacturer of M&Ms and Snickers. The grandchildren of the founder of Mars Inc. Franklin Clarence Mars Jacqueline, John and Forrest Mars Jr. own a combined fortune of $78 billion (in 2015 — $80 billion), estimated the magazine.
The combined wealth of the richest members of American families decreased by $11 billion to $722 billion, writes Forbes. To increase his fortune managed ten dynasties. The threshold for inclusion in the rating made $10.7 billion this year, the list includes one newcomer — the Goldman family, the heirs of developer Sol Goldman. Their fortune is estimated at $13.7 billion
In the ranking of the richest Russian families, which is the Russian Forbes, lead the owners of the BIN group, which include Mikhail Gutseriev, his brother Sait-Salam Gutseriev and Khamzat Gutseriyev and his nephew Mikhail Shishkhanov. Their combined fortune edition in 2015 is estimated at $3.85 billion In 2014, the rating of family clans headed by the family of Rotenberg — Arkady Rotenberg and his son Igor Rotenberg and his brother Boris Rotenberg. As wrote Forbes, during the year their combined wealth dropped from $5,55 billion to $2.95 billion.