Monday, February 1, 2016

Walmart heiress Alice Walton is the richest woman in the world

With a net worth of $33.2 billion, Alice Walton isn't just the wealthiest woman on our list of the 50 richest people on earth, she's also a member of one of the richest families in the world.
Alice, along with older brothers Jim and Rob, who also graced the list, produced with Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the superwealthy, have a combined net worth of $101.5 billion, thanks primarily to their stake in retail giant Walmart.
Unlike her brothers, 66-year-old Walton never took an active role in running the retail empire her father started in 1962, though she's still managed to become the target of pushback from minimum-wage Walmart employees who view her highfalutin lifestyle as insensitive and ignorant to the plight of many workers.
Instead of spending time at Walmart, Walton became a patron of the arts at a young age. When she was just 10 years old, Walton saved up her allowance to buy a reproduction of Picasso's "Blue Nude," she told The New Yorker.
"Collecting has been such a joy, and such an important part of my life in terms of seeing art, and loving it,” she said.
She began buying watercolor pieces in the 1970s and adorning the walls of her Rocking W Ranch with them. From there she moved on to more serious original works, particularly those by classic American artists; her immense personal collection now includes pieces from Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, and Georgia O'Keefe, among others.
In 2011, she opened the $50 million Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas to house her $500 million collection. When it opened, Crystal Bridges already had four times the endowment of the famous Whitney Museum in New York.
Before delving into the art realm, Walton made a brief career as an equity analyst and even founded her own investment bank, Llama Company, in 1988. The company closed about 10 years later, shortly after Walton was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (not for the first time).
Twice divorced with no children, Walton is also a lover of horses, which she breeds at Rocking W Ranch, located in Texas, and rides competitively. The 1,456-acre ranch, however, is currently for sale for nearly $20 million.
Walton is one of just four women to make our list of the 50 richest people on earth — and each inherited their fortune. The next wealthiest woman is 93-year-old Liliane Bettencourt, the French heiress to the L'Oreal fortune, with a net worth of $29 billion.

66 comments:

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Not surprised at all, congrats to her.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

STERN said...

Why won't she be. Do you know how many locations Walmart has just in a single state. Mtsheew

obiora said...

Money!

Luciana Chinda said...

Wow that's great.

One day I will be among them, lol.
Congrats Ma

chioma jacinta said...

* it's well*

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Good for her... My spot is there on that list

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Great achievement.

Achi Izuegbunem said...

See Money ooh chai

freeborn zinalima said...

Congrat to her and her family cause without the family business walmart she will not reach there.
Yoruba bitches am sure u guys are seeing is not by prostitution but by hard work.

























#sad indeed

Teemah Salau said...

Wow!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Nice one


...merited happiness

ejike capable said...

I will definitely offer her marriage whenever I c her.her age not withstanding!

RareSpecie Z said...

Toss me some Coins.

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

The wealth didn't start today

Ann Anthony said...

Wow..gd to hear

Arinze Onwuamadike said...

Mehn! With all DAT money she no suppose old lol..

signor bobby jay said...

NEXT!

Jojo said...

Just wow, don't envy her at all.

Jojo said...

Just wow, don't envy her at all.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Congrats madam.

Chomsy said...

awwwwwww congratulations ma'am

meanwhile , Lin Lin u rock more than a rocket

Ogenah Boris said...

Mehn this is what I call being wealthy

Juliet Iwuno said...

Woooooow! Linda take note!

Bonita Bislam said...

Wow such money & old age, I don't understand. Lemme make my money while I still have teeth

vinna saviour said...

Congrats mma,i tap ur blessing

SENSATIONAL PURITY said...

Wealth speaks..

Shy Kachy said...

Dt 93year old wealthy woman tho...

Bimposhvilla oluwaseun said...

Wow! I love it when women r on top..

Owakah I said...

nice

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

congrats

IFEOMA CHARITY said...

I want to be a rich woman, God bless ME

daniela desmond said...

Hmmm...I wish!

samson adele said...

Super Woman!

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

Congrats

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

The wealthy keeps getting wealthier. Can't wait to make this list so I can keep getting bigger even if I had no inheritance. The Lord is my inheritance.

Frankie Nkk said...

My role model

ahabike daniel said...

Lovely feat

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Wow...Congrats to her

tollyjems said...

God will definitely give my mine, she looks beautiful even at old age

loveth ugwu said...

Good for them

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...congrats ma! Jay-b

winnie Swt said...

God give me moni na....even if na 100m.am OK 4 life

Jamila Shaibu said...

Whaooo!! Too much money!!

acid man(linda's husband) said...

Beyonce wia r u @?...

QUI OO. said...

LUCKY HER. FATHER PLEASE BLESS ME TOO NAH.

Charles Okafor said...

Nice..










Enugu's second shoe designer

Peace nwadire said...

Wowwww! That's great, congrats

keke driver said...

Chei, Billion Billion.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

LOTO-CHARLES EUREAY said...

Geez! Thats a whole lot of money

LibAddict said...

Richest woman and walmart staffs get paid minimum wages 😳😳😳

Ichebi Christian said...

Whatta family to be born into

Vivian Reginalds said...

WOWWWWWWW. Linda wa number are u???
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Why don't you provide the source of the original story? It is just the right thing to do. Don't plagiarize. Journalistic integrity.

Nkemy said...

Wow thumbs up! Am coming mama

Ele Blessing said...

Ewww

Anonymous said...

Powerful behind the keyboards? Don't hate. Ask Linda how she did it.

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Gud for her..

#FINEST

yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.com said...

Congrats to her

Anonymous said...

Congratulation ma'am but the yahoo guys you people hate made you the richest woman in the world by making use of your store..

Anonymous said...

Congratulation ma'am but the yahoo guys you people hate made you the richest woman in the world by making use of your store..

Anonymous said...

Congratulation ma'am but the yahoo guys you people hate made you the richest woman in the world by making use of your store..

Oluoma Goodness said...

As long as cool money is involved,
























Igbo kwenuu!!

Ade Olasengbe said...

I tap into her anointing

Anonymous said...

Tell me about it

Angel Makiz said...

SEEn.....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

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