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2020 Top 10 Largest Family Office in the World

Which is the largest family office in the world?  How much wealth are managed in the family office?  Who founded the family office? Do the wealthiest billionaires have the largest family office?  Which are the 10 largest family office in 2020?

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Find out the 2020 top 10 largest family office in the world.

 

1. Walton Enterprises – $169 billion

Walmart Supercenter

Walton Enterprises is the family office of the Walton Family, founded by the late Sam Walton who founded Walmart.  The family office serves the personal, philanthropic and business needs of the descendants of Sam & Helen Walton (wife).  Walton Enterprises manages more than $160 billion of family assets.

Sam Walton (1918 – 1992) is the founder of Walmart (1962), which operates the largest chain of hypermarkets in United States and the world.  In 2019, Walmart is the world’s largest company by revenue (>$500 billion) and employs more than 2.2 million employees. Sam Walton’s children Alice Walton, Jim Walton and S. Robson Walton are one of the wealthiest billionaires in the world with more than $60 billion of personal fortune each.

  • Founders: The late Sam & Helen Walton
  • Family Office: Walton Enterprises (1983)
  • Family Office Assets: > $160 billion
  • Location: United States
  • Best known for: Walmart, Hypermarkets, Walton Family Foundation
  • Websites: Walton Family Foundation, Walmart

 

2. Bezos Expeditions – $107 billion

Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder with their 1 millionth customer

Bezos Expeditions is the family office of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.  Bezos Expeditions manages more than $107 billion of family assets.

Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon (1994), which operates the largest internet e-commerce and cloud services, and is the largest internet company by revenue in the world (2020).  He has a personal fortune of more than $180 billion (2020).

  • Founder: Jeff Bezos
  • Family Office: Bezos Expeditions (2005)
  • Family Office Assets: > $107 billion
  • Location: United States
  • Best known for: Amazon, Cloud Services, Blue Origin, Washington Post
  • Websites: Bezos Expeditions, Amazon Group, Amazon

 

3. Cascade Investment – $51 billion

Microsoft Windows

Cascade Investment is the family office of Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft.  Cascade Investment manages more than $51 billion of family assets.

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft (1975), which is the largest personal computer software company in the world.  He has a personal fortune of more than $110 billion (2020).  In 2010,  Bill Gates, Melinda (Bill’s wife) and Warren Buffet founded the “Giving Pledge”, where billionaires pledge to give majority of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes during their lifetimes or in their wills.

  • Founder: Bill Gates
  • Family Office: Cascade Investment (1995)
  • Family Office Assets: > $51 billion
  • Location: United States
  • Best known for: Microsoft, Windows, Microsoft Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Giving Pledge
  • Websites: Microsoft, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Giving Pledge

 

4. MSD Capital – $31 billion

Michael Dell, founder of Dell Technologies

MSD Capital is the family office of Michael Dell, founder of Dell Technologies.  MSD Capital manages more than $31 billion of family assets.

Michael Dell is the founder of Dell Technologies (1984), which is one of the world’s largest computer technology company with more than $91 billion revenue.  He has a personal fortune of more than $37 billion (2020).

 

5. Bayshore Global Management – $30 billion

Larry Page and Sergey Brin and founded Google in 1998

Bayshore Global Management is the family office of Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google and Anne Wojcicki (wife).  Bayshore Global Management manages more than $30 billion of family assets.

Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google (1998), which created the world’s leading search engine and is one of the world’s largest technology company.  He has a personal fortune of more than $75 billion (2020).

  • Founder: Sergey Brin
  • Family Office: Bayshore Global Management (2006)
  • Family Office Assets: > $30 billion
  • Location: United States
  • Best known for: Google, Search Engine, Alphabet
  • Websites: Google, Alphabet

 

6. Emerson Collective – $28 billion

Apple Store 5th Avenue New York

Emerson Collective is the family office of Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Steve Jobs who co-founded Apple.  The family office operates as a social change organisation focusing on philanthropy, impact investing and policy solutions to drive change in societies and communities.  Emerson Collective manages more than $28 billion of family assets.

Laurene Powell Jobs is the wife of the late Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011), co-founder of Apple (1976), which is one of the world’s largest computer, phone, music and software company.  She has a personal fortune of more than $28 billion (2020).

  • Founder: Laurene Powell Jobs
  • Family Office: Emerson Collective (2004)
  • Family Office Assets: > $28 billion
  • Location: United States
  • Best known for: Apple, Steve Jobs, Emerson Collective
  • Websites: Emerson Collective, Apple

 

7. Willett Advisors – $25 billion

Bloomberg TV

Willett Advisors is the family office of Michael Bloomberg, co-founder of Bloomberg and former mayor of New York City.  The family office manages the personal and philanthropic assets.  Willett Advisors manages more than $25 billion of family assets.

Michael Bloomberg is the founder of Bloomberg (1981), one of the world’s largest financial information technology company.  He has a personal fortune of more than $60 billion (2020).

 

8. Euclidean Capital – $21 billion

Renaissance Technologies Website

Euclidean Capital is the family office of hedge fund billionaire, Dr. James Simons. Euclidean Capital manages more than $21 billion of family assets.

Dr. James Simons. is the founder of Renaissance Technologies (1982), one of the world’s largest hedge fund with more than $130 billion Assets under Management.  He has a personal fortune of more than $23 billion (2020).

  • Founder: Dr. James Simons
  • Family Office: Euclidean Capital
  • Family Office Assets: > $21 billion
  • Location: United States
  • Best known for: Renaissance Technologies, Hedge Funds, Quant, Medallion Fund
  • Websites: Renaissance Technologies

 

9. Vulcan Inc – $16 billion

Microsoft Windows

Vulcan Inc is the family office of the late Paul Allen (1953 – 2018), co-founder of Microsoft and Jody Allen (sister).  The family office manages business, investments and philanthropic activities. Vulcan Inc manages more than $16 billion of family assets.

Paul Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft (1975), which is the largest personal computer software company in the world.  His personal fortune (estate) is estimated at more than $75 billion (2020).

  • Founder: Paul Allen / Jody Allen
  • Family Office: Vulcan Inc (1986)
  • Family Office Assets: > $16 billion
  • Location: United States
  • Best known for: Microsoft, Vulcan Inc
  • Websites: Microsoft, Vulcan Inc

 

10. KIRKBI – $16 billion

Thomas & Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen | The family who founded The Lego Company

KIRKBI is the family office of Kirk Kristiansen, the danish family which founded Lego.  The family office is a private holding and investment company to build a sustainable future for the family ownership of the LEGO brand for future generations.  KIRKBI manages more than $16 billion of family assets.

Ole Kirk Kristiansen (1891 – 1958) is the founder of Lego (1932 & renamed Lego in 1934), which is one of the largest toy company in the world.  Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, grandson of Ole Kirk Kristiansen, is the chairman of KIRKBI and 3rd generation owner of Lego, with a personal fortune of $6.7 billion.  Thomas Kirk Kristiansen succeeded his father (Kjeld) at Lego and is the 4th generation owner of Lego, with a personal fortune of $6.7 billion.

  • Founder: Kirk Kristiansen Family
  • Family Office: KIRKBI (1995)
  • Family Office Assets: > $16 billion
  • Location: Denmark
  • Best known for: Lego
  • Websites: KIRKBI, Lego

 


 

2020 Top 10 Largest Family Office in the World – Table

RankingFamily OfficeAssetsFounderKnown for
1Walton Enterprises$169 billionWalton Family, WalmartWalmart
2Bezos Expeditions$107 billionJeff BezosAmazon
3Cascade Investment$51 billionBill GatesMicrosoft
4MSD Capital$31 billionMichael DellDell Technologies
5Bayshore Global Management$30 billionSergey Brin & Anna Wokcicki (wife)Google
6Emerson Collective$28 billionLaurene Powell Jobs (Wife of Steve Jobs)Apple
7Willett Advisors$25 billionMichael BloombergBloomberg
8Euclidean Capital$21 billionDr. James SimonsRenaissance Technologies
9Vulcan Inc$16 billionPaul Allen (1953-2018) / Jody AllenMicrosoft
10KIRKBI$16 billionKirk Kristiansen FamilyLego

 

Source: Caproasia Institute

 

This is the 2020 top 10 largest family office in the world.

 

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