Lukas Walton

Rank 62

Lukas Walton

28B

Walmart

Chicago, Illinois

United States

  • Lukas battled cancer as child. His mother has reportedly claimed that an all-organic diet eliminated his tumor.
  • Lukas studied environmental science and economics at Colorado College.
  • Lukas Walton is a grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton; he's an investor in businesses tackling environmental and social challenges.
  • He inherited a fortune when his father, John Walton, died in a 2005 plane crash.
  • He received about one third of his father's estate; his mother, Christy Walton, got about one sixth.
  • He owns stakes in Walmart, First Solar and Arvest Bank, though he does not work for the companies.
  • Walton has donated at least $150 million to his family's namesake foundation, where he chairs the environment program committee.