The Walton Family Just Added $10 Billion to Their Fortune

4 Charts to Know: Wal-Mart Heirs Gain $12 Billion

The world’s largest family fortune jumped $10 billion on Thursday thanks to a bounce in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Shares of the retailer were up 8 percent as of 10:10 a.m. in New York after reporting the strongest sales gain in more than eight years. The combined net worth of Alice, Jim, Rob, Lukas and Christy Walton is up about a third in 2017 and is now $160 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

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