America is an innovative nation. Successful entrepreneurs drive the country, sharing a massive amount of wealth between a select few. American entrepreneurs have shaped the economy from age-old companies like Ford Motor Company and Standard Oil to newer companies like Google and Facebook. Entrepreneurs’ business strategies are fruitful for the nation and the world. Many business tycoons are global personalities, and their net worths have significantly increased through their work.
Some began their success journey from small home businesses. From Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, these people have fueled their businesses to unimagined heights. Their current success and, as a result, their net worths serve as an inspiration to future leaders learning their own business strategies and how to help the world. Check out the net worths of American’s top 30 business tycoons via Forbes in our list below.
30. Lukas Walton – $15.4 billion
Unsurprisingly, there was a massive spread of Walmart throughout the US. The department stores are increasing around the rest of the world too. Thus there are many Waltons on this list. The Walton family achieved its massive wealth through the work of the family patriarch Sam Walton, an Arkansas businessman. The latter turned his chain of general stores into an empire that is the largest retail chain in the entire world. While Lukas is the lowest Walton on this list, it’s simply because he’s a grandson of the founder and has inherited less of the family empire than his parents and aunts and uncles, the wealthier Walton’s who appear higher on this list.
Sadly, Walton inherited the vast majority of his wealth when his father died in a plane crash in 2005. He inherited about one-third of his father’s total estate while his mother received about one-sixth. Walton has already donated over a hundred million of his wealth to the family’s namesake foundation. Unlike several other members of the Walton family, he does not work for Walmart. However, Walton does have an ownership stake in Walmart and the Walton family’s bank, Arvest Bank. He also has an ownership stake in the solar energy company First Solar. He notably beat cancer as a young child.