Lukas Walton is the heir of the huge empire named Wal-Mart which was founded by his grandfather, Sam Walton. When Lukas’ father, John Walton died in a plane crash in 2005, he inherited the billions and became a much sought after billionaire of America. He inherited one third of his father’s estates which comprised of stakes in Wal-Mart and First Solar, a company known for manufacturing solar panels.
His mother inherited one sixth of John Walton’s estates. The rest of the property went to various charitable trusts. As a child, Lukas was diagnosed with cancer. However, he confesses that he followed an organic diet which helped in eradicating the disease from the root.
Lukas Walton Grandparents – Sam Walton and Helen Robson
Lukas Walton is one of the grandsons of Sam Walton. Sam’s claim to fame is the fact that he is founder of Wal-Mart, the renowned departmental store of USA. He is also the founder of Sam’s club. Lukas Walton’s grandmother, Helen Robson Kemper Walton was at one point of time, one of the richest American as well as the eleventh-richest woman in the world.
Lukas Walton Parents – John T. Walton and Christy Walton
Lukas Walton was born in 1985 or 1986 to John Walton and his wife Christy Walton. He grew up in National City in California and Jackson Hole in Wyoming. He went to Journeys School and later secured a graduation degree from Colorado College. John T. Walton is the son of the Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. He was also a war veteran of America and the chairman of venture capital firm called True North Partners. He was also a known philanthropist who founded the Children’s Scholarship Fund with an aim to help underprivileged students to gain better education. He died in 2005 in a plane crash. Lukas Walton’s mother, Christy Walton inherited a substantial part of her husband’s estate after his death. This made her the richest woman in the world in 2015. She has shares both in Wal-Mart and First Solar.
Lukas Walton Net Worth
Though Lukas Walton has shares in Wal-Mart and First Solar, he does not work for either of the companies. His wealth is a result of the inheritance of his father’s estate. According to the latest reports, he has a net worth of $11 billion.