25 Richest Businessmen in the World

#17 – Jim Walton – $34.8 Billion

Jim Walton, just like our #18, is a person who inherited wealth and assets unlike others we have featured on our list. This man inherited partial ownership over the largest retailer in the world, Walmart. He inherited assets in Walmart and became the member of this company’s Board of Directors soon after the death of his father, Sam Walton, the founder of Walton.

Jim Walton was born on June 7, 1948. His place of birth is Newport, Arkansas. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.