10 richest people on the planet
10. Jim Walton
The youngest son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton heads the family's closely held businesses, including Arvest Bank and printing company Community Publishers. With his two surviving siblings and the estate of his late brother, the Walton heirs control about 49 percent of the world's largest retailer.
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Walton likes his privacy and rarely grants interviews. He lives in Bentonville, Arkansas. That tends to keep the number of out-of-town visitors to a minimum.
(Source: Bloomberg Billionaire Index; additional text by John Goff)