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Christy Walton And Her Family

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Christy Walton’s full name is Christy Ruth Walton. She had born on February 8, 1949 in Jackson, Wyoming, United States. She is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. She has a child. His name is Lukas Walton. She worked with his father-in-law and sister-in-low.

She is the 6th richest person in the United States, and the 8th richest person in the world, as of March 2015. Forbes reported that she was the richest woman in the world for eight years running, and still held the title in March 2015. As of March 2014, she and her family (not including her two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law) had an estimated net worth of $36.7 billion, the bulk of which comes from her shares in Walmart, but also from First Solar, in which her husband invested.

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Additionally, she supports her family's own charitable foundation, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, which prioritizes education and benefits institutions of higher education such as the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and several other colleges, community trusts, universities and foundations. In 2007, her family's foundation donated as much as $1.6 billion.

Variety reported on March 2, 2009 that Christy Walton had set up a production company called Tenaja Productions to finance a film adaptation of Bless Me, Ultima, a popular Chicano coming of age novel. Filming wrapped in Santa Fe, New Mexico in late 2010. The film premiered at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Texas on September 17, 2012 and received a general release in February 2013.

The Walton family is an American family whose collective fortune makes them among the richest families in the world. The majority of their wealth derives from the heritage of Bud and Sam Walton, who were the founders of the world's largest retailer, Walmart. The three most prominent living members (Jim, Rob and Alice) have consistently been in the top ten of the Forbes 400 since 2001, as were John (d. 2005) and Helen (d. 2007) prior to their deaths. Christy Walton took her husband John's place after his death.

As of July 2016 the Waltons collectively own 52 percent of the company, and are worth a combined total of about US$149 billion.

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