Christy Walton has an estimated net worth of $35.4 billion
Christy Walton is a widow and philanthropist with an estimated net worth of $35.4 billion. Christy Ruth Walton was born in 1955 and is currently the richest woman in the United States of America. She acquired her wealth through marriage. Christy is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. John was a former Green Beret and Vietnam war medic. When he died in a plane crash in June 2005, Christy inherited his fortune.
She currently owns shares in Wal-Mart and shares in First Solar, John Walton invested in the solar manufacturing company before his death. Condé Nast profiled her as the highest ranking female philanthropist because of the amount she gives in contrast to her wealth. Between 2002 and 2006 she had an estimated net worth of $16.3 billion and gave a total of $3.5 million during that time frame.
Christy Walton is involved with a number of non-profit organizations. She serves as a board member for The San Diego Natural History Museum, The San Diego Zoological Society, and the Mingei International Museum. In 2006 Walton donated her old Victorian home to the International Community Foundation Center for Cross-Border Philanthropy.
In addition to her own philanthropic efforts, Walton donates to her family’s charitable foundation. The Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation supports educational advancement. The charity benefits colleges like the University of Arkansas and other colleges, community trusts, and foundations.
She resides in Jackson, Wyoming with her son Lukas.
Christy Walton has enough net worth to buy:
1. 490,463.2 Audi S6 Sedan ($73,400 each)
2. 2,483,101.1 Nature’s Spa Serenity Collection Perry Mattress Sets ($14,498 each)
3. 96,000,000 Salvatore Ferragamo Ceylon Enamel Belts ($375 each)
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