Forbes named the richest family clans in the US

The richest US families have $722 billion of the wealth, estimates Forbes. First place in the dynasty ranking is occupied by the heirs of Wal-Mart founders.
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American magazine Forbes on Wednesday published a new rating of the richest US family clans. The list was headed by the Walton family - it maintains its lead in 2014, when Forbes began to assess the state of wealthy American dynasty. According to the publication, in the seven heirs of James and Sam Walton, who founded the world's largest retailer Wal-Mart, we have to state the total of $ 130 billion. A year earlier, Forbes estimated the state Waltons of $ 149 billion.

Reducing the assessment of the state, as the newspaper notes, is largely due to the emergence of new information about the charity work the son of Sam Walton, John, who died in a plane crash in 2005. In 2015, Bloomberg referring to the documents available to the said John Walton in his lifetime wrote to half of his fortune to charity funds, and a third - the only son Lucas. Prior to this it was thought that most of the state Walton inherited his widow Christie. After that Forbes has revised assessment of Christy Walton. If in 2015 it was estimated at $ 41.7 billion (eighth place in the global ranking of billionaires) in March 2016 Forbes CNIyl estimate to $ 5.2 billion (258 th).

Second place in the ranking of the richest dynasties kept the Koch family. The brothers Charles and David Koch controlled by conglomerate Koch Industries, the second-largest private company in the United States. Together with two other brothers, they own the state, which Forbes estimated at $ 82 billion (in 2015 - $ 86 billion).

Closes the top three Mars family - owners of the manufacturer M & Ms and Snickers. The grandchildren of the founder of Mars Inc. Frank C. Mars Jacqueline, John and Forrest Mars Jr. owned the combined fortune of $ 78 billion (in 2015 - $ 80 billion), the magazine estimated.

The combined wealth of the richest members of American households for the year decreased by $ 11 billion to $ 722 billion, of Forbes writes. Enlarge their condition managed ten dynasties. The threshold for inclusion in the ranking was $ 10.7 billion this year on the list was another newcomer -. Goldman family, heirs of the developer Sol Goldman. Their fortune is estimated at $ 13.7 billion.

In the ranking of the richest Russian families, which is of Forbes Russia, leading the owners of the group BIN, which include Mikhail Gutseriev, his brothers Sait-Salam Gutseriev and Khamzat Gutseriev and nlemyannik Mikail Shishkhanov. Their combined wealth edition in 2015 was estimated at $ 3.85 billion in 2014, ranking family clans led Rotenberg family -. Arkady Rotenberg, his son and his brother Igor Rotenberg Boris Rotenberg. As Forbes wrote, for the year their combined wealth fell from $ 5.55 billion to $ 2.95 billion.