The Walton family, the world's richest with a net worth of $247 billion, made their fortune from Walmart ownership, but faced criticism for employee treatment and business practices' impact on communities.
The Mars family, estimated to be worth $120 billion, derives their wealth from Mars, Inc., one of the world's largest candy and pet food companies founded by Frank Mars in 1911, known for iconic brands like M&Ms, Snickers, and Pedigree.
The Koch family, with $109.7 billion in assets from Koch Industries, has faced criticism for their environmental record, alleged political influence, and conservative/libertarian donations.
The Al Saud family, with an estimated net worth of $95 billion from controlling the world's largest oil reserves, and conservative Islamic ideology, but maintains power and influence since establishing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932.
Hermès, a French fashion house, has diversified its offerings with Apple collaborations and dressing sports stars, led by Axel and Pierre-Alexis Dumas.
Reliance Industries, led by CEO Mukesh Ambani, oversees a range of industries including refining, petrochemicals, oil, gas, and textiles, while his brother Anil manages telecommunications, asset management, entertainment, and power generation.
Brothers Alain and Gerhard Wertheimer co-own Chanel, famous for timeless fashion and No.5 perfume, and are each worth $31.2 billion, according to Forbes.
Cargill, one of the world's largest agricultural companies, founded in 1865 in Iowa by William W. Cargill, is controlled by both Cargill and MacMillan descendants.
The Thomson family, who made their fortune in media, including Thomson Reuters, was started by Roy Thomson in the 1930s and is now chaired by his grandson David Thomson, 26th on Forbes' billionaires list with a net worth of $49.2 billion.
Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, founded in 1896 by Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche and known for its oncology drugs, had a revenue of $68.7 billion in 2021 and is controlled 9% by La Roche descendants.