The 3 richest families in the world all live in America. Here’s who they are

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The U.S. is home to the three richest families in the world.

The Walton, Mars and Koch families have topped the list of wealthiest clans in the world, according to a September report from Bloomberg.

The families have remained in their positions as the richest in the U.S. and in the world for several years. That’s true even for the Waltons, who have given away millions of dollars during the last year, Bloomberg reported.

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Though the descendants of Walmart founder Sam Walton are the richest family in the world, their wealth, as reported by Bloomberg, doesn’t quite reach the wealth of the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, who is currently worth $290.3 billion, according to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List.

The Waltons’ wealth does surpass the wealth of Jeff Bezos, who is currently worth $205.4 billion, according to Forbes. However, the Mars and Koch families have not reached Bezos’ wealth, according to Bloomberg’s September report.

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Read on to learn more about the three wealthiest families in the world, according to Bloomberg.

The Walton Family

Company: Walmart

Wealth: $238.2 billion

Number of generations: Three

Location: Bentonville, Arkansas

Sam Walton opened the first Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 1962, according to the company’s website. Now, Walmart is the largest retailer in the world.

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The Mars Family

Company: Mars, Inc.

Wealth: $141.9 billion

Number of generations: Five

Location: McLean, Virginia

Candy company Mars was founded by Frank Mars more than 100 years ago. Despite the well-known candies from Mars – such as Snickers, M&Ms, Twix and Dove – FOX Business previously reported that more than half the company’s revenue comes from pet-care products.

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The Koch Family

Company: Koch Industries

Wealth: $124.4 billion

Number of generations: Three

Location: Wichita, Kansas

FOX Business previously reported that the wealth of the Koch family began with Fred Koch’s oil firm and was split between his four sons before two sons left in the 1980s. Charles and David Koch were the two sons who stayed, and today, Charles Koch serves as the chairman of the board and CEO. David Koch, who also maintained a position of leadership until 2018, died in August 2019.

Gautam Adani Surpasses Mukesh Ambani, Becomes Asia’s Richest Person

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New Delhi: Gautam Adani, founder and chairman of Adani Group on Wednesday replaced Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani to become Asia’s richest person. According to the reports, Adani’s net worth increased drastically since April 2020. On 18 March 2020, his net worth was USD 4.91 billion.Also Read - Massive Jump! India’s GDP Likely to Grow 8.1 Per Cent in Q2 FY22, Says SBI Report

In last 20 months, the net worth of Gautam Adani saw a spike of over 1808 percent i.e., whopping USD 83.89 billion. In the same period, Mukesh Ambani’s net worth increased by 250 percent i.e., USD 54.7 billion. Earlier, the Bloomberg Billionaire Index had suggested that Adani’s current net worth is USD 88.8 billion which is just USD 2.2 billion less than the net worth of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani. Also Read - How Fuel Prices Can Be Slashed Further? Nitin Gadkari Suggests This Idea, Says ‘Petrol, Diesel Taxes Can Go Down If…’

According to a ET report, after the recent scrapping of O2C deal, the shares of Reliance Industries stayed under pressure and were quoting 1.07 per cent lower at Rs 2,360.70. Whereas the Adani group stocks were trading higher. Also Read - Mukesh Ambani New Home In London, UK Buckinghamshire, Stoke Park Home Tour | Watch Exclusive Video

Adani Enterprises was up 2.94 per cent higher at Rs 1757.70. Adani Ports rose 4.87 per cent to Rs 764.75. Adani Transmission gained 0.50 per cent to Rs 1,950.75 while Adani Power shares also added 0.33 per cent to Rs 106.25.

Illinois’ Richest Man Just Paid $43 Million For A Piece Of Paper

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Okay, with a headline like that, there’s obviously some stuff to unpack here. Questions need to be answered. For instance, who is Illinois' richest man, and what piece of paper could be worth $43 million?

I’ll tell you that the richest guy in Illinois is most certainly not a household name, but you’ve definitely heard about this valuable piece of paper.

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First Things First—Who Is Illinois' Richest Man?

That would be the man pictured above, 52 year old Ken Griffin, founder and CEO of Citadel, a hedge fund that manages $30 billion or more of assets. The last Forbes piece on the wealthiest people in the United States pegged Ken’s net worth at about $16 billion.

Mr. Griffin appears to be a man who is unafraid to spend large sums of money on things he wants and also things that he supports through philanthropy. Some examples (CNBC):

He owns the most expensive home ever sold in the U.S., a penthouse overlooking Central Park in New York City that Griffin bought in 2019 for $238 million .

. In recent years, the billionaire has reportedly spent more than $750 million on real estate in Chicago, New York, Miami, Palm Beach, Florida and London.

on real estate in Chicago, New York, Miami, Palm Beach, Florida and London. The same week that Griffin’s New York penthouse deal was finalized in January 2019, CNBC also reported that he was paying $122 million for a 16,000-square-foot mansion located near Buckingham Palace in the heart of London.

for a 16,000-square-foot mansion located near Buckingham Palace in the heart of London. Griffin is also a record-holder in his hometown of Chicago, where the billionaire paid $58.5 million for the top four floors of a condo building in 2018 (the largest home sale ever in that city).

for the top four floors of a condo building in 2018 (the largest home sale ever in that city). Griffin also bought the most expensive property ever sold in Miami in 2015, a pair of penthouses that cost $60 million combined.

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So What Did Ken Griffin Drop $43 Million On?

Before I tell you, take a look at the photo below and make your guess:

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Ken Griffin just paid $43.2 million for a copy of the Constitution. As you might imagine, it’s not just any copy, either. I know, you’re probably thinking that for that kind of money he should be getting the original. Well, this one is pretty close.

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After the U.S. Constitution was signed—by most, but not all, of the Constitutional Convention’s delegates—on September 17, 1787, about 500 copies were printed for internal government use. From that first printing, only 13 still exist (that we know of).

Ken Griffin just bought one of the 13 copies still known to exist. That purchase sets a record for the most expensive historical document ever sold. The previous record-holder was Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester, which Bill Gates bought for $30.8 million in 1994.

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In a statement, Griffin said he intends “to ensure that this copy of our Constitution will be available for all Americans and visitors to view and appreciate in our museums and other public spaces.”

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