The world’s richest billionaires families on the planet

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5. THEO ALBRECHT JR. & FAMILY

Net worth: $18.2 billion

From: Germany

Theo and his brother Berthold (now deceased) inherited supermarket chains Aldi Nord and Trader Joe’s from their father, who started the empire in Germany with his brother Karl. Both men’s children have stakes in the various companies.

6. KWEK/QUEK FAMILY

Net worth: $18.9 billion

From: China

Founded by four brothers in 1941, the Hong Leong company has become huge conglomerate Hong Leong Group, with a portfolio that includes hotels, financial services and consumer goods. The brothers’ children – including Kwek Leng Beng (pictured), who is Executive Chairman of Hong Leong Group Singapore – and grandchildren have majority control and work across the businesses in senior roles.

7. KWOK FAMILY

Net worth: $19.5 billion

From: Hong Kong

Brothers Thomas (pictured) and Raymond Kwok are well-known property magnates with an empire that includes real estate in Hong Kong and China. Their father Kwok Tak-Seng created Sun Hung Kai Properties in 1972. Brother Walter took the helm until 2008, when Thomas and Raymond became co-chair. Thomas was jailed in late 2014 following a bribery scandal, with his son Adam stepping in to become executive director.

8. LAURENE POWELL JOBS & FAMILY

Net worth: $19.7 billion

From: USA

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’s widow and mother of their three children Laurene (pictured) uses the fortune made from stakes in Apple and Disney to further social causes. The Laurene Powell Jobs Trust is currently the largest sole shareholder in Disney.

Net worth: $19.9 billion

From: Thailand

One of the world’s biggest producers of livestock and animal feed was started in Bangkok in the 1920s by two brothers. The group now encompasses interests in investments and telecoms. It’s run by one of the brothers’ sons, Dhanin (pictured), whose own sons are also actively involved in the business.

10. AMBANI FAMILY (ANIL)

Net worth: $21.5 billion

From: India

After a fall-out with his older brother Mukesh, Anil Ambani (pictured) is now chairman of the Reliance Group and is also one of the biggest producers in Bollywood. Anil’s son works at Reliance Capital, one of the listed corporations under the Reliance Group umbrella.

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