Lukas Walton: A Private Glimpse into Wealth
Lukas Tyler Walton : Lukas Walton Private Glimpse
(born September 19, 1986) is an American billionaire heir. He is the grandson of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart.
Early life and career
Lukas Walton is the only child of John T. Walton (1946–2005) and his wife Christy Walton. He grew up in National City, California, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.His father, John T. Walton, died in a plane crash in 2005. Following his father’s death, he moved with his mother to Jackson, Wyoming.
When he was three years old, Walton was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer, and his mother attributed his recovery to a plant-based remedy from her garden.
He has a bachelor’s degree in environmentally sustainable business from Colorado College, where he graduated in 2010.
He went on to work at True North Venture Partners.
Walton works for the Walton Family Foundation. He is the environment program committee chair for the Walton Family Foundation.
Walton gave $5,600 to the Biden campaign and $142,000 to the Democratic National Committee.
Lukas Walton is ranked 106th in the Forbes annual list of the world’s billionaires.
He lives in Jackson, Wyoming and Chicago. As of September 2020, he was listed as the richest person in the state of Illinois.
He is married to Samantha Walton, who is listed as the co-president with Lukas Walton in the Builders Initiative, which is a Walton family foundation.
Lukas also inherited his father’s 20% interest in Walton Enterprises, the family holding company that, together with a different family trust, owns more than a 50% stake in Walmart.
Within 5 months he had recovered, which his mother, Christy, attributed to a plant-based diet with produce sourced from her own garden.
Forbes listed Lukas as the 29th-richest American in 2022 but gave him a self-made score of one (out of 10), indicating that he inherited his fortune but is not actively increasing it.
John left about one-sixth of his fortune to his wife, Christy, one-third to his only son, Lukas, and the remaining half to charitable trusts.