We get bombarded with lists of the richest people on earth. Not very often do we talk about which family has the most wealth. That’s what we’ll be talking about in this article: who is the richest family in the world?

15 Richest Families in the World

Just who are these families who currently rank as the wealthiest? And among them, who is the richest family in the world?

The family patriarch, Gérard Mulliez, founded the retail giant Auchan in 1961. Today the company operates more than 7,000 stores in 30 countries.

15. The Mulliez Family

They say money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can buy many other things. Just ask the Hoffmann and Oeri families, ranked as the 14th richest families in the world with a combined net worth of $47.3 billion.

14. The Hoffmann and Oeri Families

13. The Lauder Family

The Lauder family is no stranger to wealth. With a net worth of $49.3 billion, they rank 13th on the list of the world’s richest families.

The family owns the German discount supermarket chain Aldi and Trader Joe’s US grocery chain.

12. The Albrecht Family

The Cargill family made their fortunes from their company, the largest privately held company in the United States, with interests in agriculture, food, and commodities trading.

11. The Cargill and Macmillan Families

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