Across the U.S., no family is wealthier than the Walton family, related to Walmart founders Sam and Bud Walton. Discover what Wisconsin families have amassed the biggest fortunes in America's dairyland.

Richest Family in the U.S.

With a fortune just south of $300 billion, no family is wealthier than the Waltons, according to Forbes. Lukas Walton, grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton, at the age of 38, is the richest person in Illinois.

5 Richest Families in the U.S.

One Wisconsin family, the Cargill-MacMillan family, made the list of Richest Families in the U.S., according to Forbes, those families are:

  1. Walton family: $267 billion; Walmart
  2. Mars family: $117 billion; candy
  3. Koch family: $116 billion; diversified
  4. Cargill-MacMillan family: $60.6 billion; Cargill Inc.
  5. (Edward) Johnson family: $44.8 billion; money management

6 Richest Families in Wisconsin

(S.C.) Johnson Family

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Wisconsin-based Johnson family owns S.C. Johnson, which has estimated revenues of $10.5 billion. Founded in 1886, company founder S.C. Johnson started a parquet flooring company and developed floor wax for his customers. (


Kohler Family

The Kohler family owns the Wisconsin-based Kohler Company, a maker of bathroom fixtures. Founder John Michael Kohler started the company in 1873 making plows and other farm tools, and now the $7 billion company makes bathroom fixtures, furniture, tiles, engines, and generators and owns two Wisconsin golf courses. (


Menard Family

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John Menard Jr., 82, of Eau Claire. He has a net worth of $17 billion. He is the founder of Eau Claire-based home improvement retailer Menards. I've read that John is quite a loner, so I have no idea if there are heirs to his fortune. (BizTimes)


Hendricks Family

Diane Hendricks, 75, of Afton. Her net worth is $12.2 billion. She is the co-founder and chairman of Beloit-based ABC Supply, a wholesale distributor of roofing, siding, and windows. Are there heirs to the roofing empire? Diane is another wealthy Wisconsin resident who may or may not be sharing the fortune with family. She is certainly sharing some of her business savvy with the extensive redevelopment around the city of Beloit. (BizTimes)

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Faulkner Family

Judy Faulkner, 79, of Madison. Her net worth is $6.7 billion. She is the founder and CEO of Verona-based healthcare records software company Epic Systems. (BizTimes)

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Cargill-MacMillan Family

James Cargill II, 73, of Birchwood. He is one of 12 heirs to Minnetonka, Minnesota-based Cargill, which is America’s second-largest private company. (BizTimes)

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