Waltons Get Richer as Wal-Mart Increases Sales Forecast: Chart

Walton family members are gaining ground as America’s richest retailers as their net worth rose 1.9 percent to $127 billion Thursday on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That takes their gains to 19 percent in 2016, ahead of rival retailer Jeff Bezos, whose $67 billion fortune has risen 12 percent on the ranking this year.