What Was Sam Walton's Net Worth?

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Sam Walton, founder of the American retail stores WalMart and Sam's Club, was estimated to have had a net worth of $62.1 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars at the time of his death in 1992. He was named the world's richest man by Forbes in 1985.

The combined wealth of the six heirs make the Waltons the wealthiest family in the world. In 2010, their net worth totaled $89.5 billion. This figure equals the total net worth of the bottom 41.5 percent of Americans. As of 2013, the Waltons' wealth totaled $144.7 billion. Net worth is the value of a person’s assets minus liabilities, such as debts.