Wealthy families: Who is even richer than Jeff Bezos

a family business, and especially entrepreneurial families have a certain Nimbus, especially when their wealth is already older origin. They are very often relu

Wealthy families: Who is even richer than Jeff Bezos

a family business, and especially entrepreneurial families have a certain Nimbus, especially when their wealth is already older origin. They are very often reluctant to in terms of your appearance in Public, surrounds you sometimes have an Aura of Mystery.

Martin Hock

editor in the economy.

F. A. Z.

Regularly, the financial services provider Bloomberg published an Overview of the richest entrepreneur families in the world that focuses on those local money nobility: people like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook Boss Mark Zuckerberg or Tesla-founder Elon Musk you are looking for in this list, in vain, despite an estimated wealth of around 70 (Musk) or 190 billion dollars (Bezos). The family list includes only family assets, not the individuals, and only those, were at least passed on a Generation.

"Nouveau riche" such as Bezos have lost nothing even if you could cut out most of the families loose. With one exception: Even the least of the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, must are of the family of Walton that has nothing to do with the TV family, but the main shareholder of Wal-Mart.

Sam Walton started in 1945 as a franchisee of a cheap chain for craft needs. In 1962, the first Wal-Mart opened its doors. Today, half of the chain is part of the family, with a turnover of more than 500 billion dollars and a capacity of 215 billion dollars.

The number two of the wealthiest families must be clear, however, Bezos already subordinate with "only" $ 120 billion. Who thought of the chocolate bar Mars was named after the planet, is wrong. Frank and Ethel Mars founded the "Mars Candy Factory" 1911 with the production of butter cream chocolates in the domestic kitchen in the 80,000 residents of the city of Tacoma in Washington state. In 2008, the company was due to the purchase of the gum manufacturer Wrigley even older; it was built in 1883 as a soap dealer.

law known assets of 110 billion dollars, with a family, the family of the recently deceased David Koch and his brother Charles. The political commitment of the brothers for the libertarian-conservative "Tea Party movement is on the vehement". This is rooted in the family tradition. Because the 1925 by Fred Koch founded the engineering firm of Winkler-Koch Engineering Company was a little too successful. A novel cracking process for gasoline production led to 1927 to patent the Oil companies complain. The Winkler-Koch had to go abroad, among others in the former Soviet Union of Stalin, the Fred Koch, 1960, wrote that it was "a Land of Hunger, poverty and Terror".

On the other places known and less well-known names: The saudi Arabian Royal family, for example, on the Bloomberg points out, their wealth was probably far greater than the 95 billion dollars put find. But the Indian family Ambani, is once with a the sale of yarn began and today, not least in the Petro-chemical active.

Updated Date: 10 August 2020, 11:19

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