Lukas Walton

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Lukas Walton

Quick facts

Family: Only child of John Walton (deceased) and Christy Walton; grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton.

Age: 27 (born 1986)

Residence: Jackson, WY

Wealth

Unknown. However, his mother, Christy Walton, has an estimated net worth of $36.7 billion (as of March 2014), through the estate of her late husband, and is the richest woman in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

Through John’s estate, Christy Walton:

  • Shares ownership of over half of outstanding shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. with John’s siblings, Alice, Jim, and Rob.
  • Shares 96% ownership of the family’s Arvest Bank (Jim Walton, CEO) with Rob and Jim Walton[1]; As of March 2013, the bank’s assets totaled approximately $14.3 billion.
  • Holds 30% ownership in solar energy company First Solar—an investment worth $1 billion.[2]

Educational and professional background

Lukas apparently is a partner at Cuna del Mar, a private equity firm focused on aquaculture. Previously, he was an intern at True North Venture Partners, the venture capital firm his father founded.[3]


[1] Wal-Mart primer from former company spokesman,” Northwestern Financial Review, Vol. 194, No. 5, 3/1/2009-3/14/2009

[2] FDIC Institution Directory: Arvest Bank Group, Inc., Bentonville, AR, information as of September 30, 2012. Available online at http://www2.fdic.gov/idasp/report_BHC.asp?inSortIndex=0&inCert1=1095674.

[3] “Walton’s pals recall patriotic, caring man,” Christopher Leonard, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, June 29, 2005.

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