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# 147 Christy Walton 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/16/2024
-$51.9M (-0.38%)

# 147 Christy Walton 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/16/2024
-$51.9M (-0.38%)
OccupationHeiress, Walmart
Source of WealthWalmart
ResidenceJackson, Wyoming
Marital StatusWidowed
EducationHigh School Graduate, High School
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$4.89B
Christy Walton
Christy Walton
United States
Net worth: $13.5B

Self-Made Score 

Wealth History

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Inheritance and Wealth

Christy Ruth Walton (née Tallant) was born on February 8, 1949
In June 2005, her husband, John Walton, died in a plane crash, inheriting a stake in Walmart
Received about one-sixth of her husband's estate, estimated to be $18.2 billion
Son, Lukas Walton, inherited about one-third of John Walton's estate

Business Ventures

Her husband invested in First Solar, contributing to her net worth
Founded a production company, Tenaja Productions, for the film adaptation of Bless Me, Ultima
Film premiered in 2012 and received a general release in February 2013

Political Activities

One of the biggest backers of The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump super-PAC
Donated $20,000 to The Lincoln Project in January 2020 and an additional $10,000 in May 2020

How long would it take you to become as rich as Christy Walton?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.18% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Christy Walton's net worth of $13.5B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 36.27% compared to 8.51% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Christy Walton is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Christy Walton, Walmart is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey