#1. Alice Walton

- Net worth: $54.2 billion (#16 wealthiest person in the world)

- Source of wealth: Walmart

The only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, Alice Walton, 70, inherited a huge portion of the company upon her father’s death in 1992. A member of the richest, nonroyal family in the world, Alice has spent very little time working for her family’s business, instead choosing to focus on curating art. In 2011, she opened her own art museum in Arkansas—the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—which features works from greats like Warhol, Rockwell, and Rothko.

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