3 Waltons are worth a combined $224 billion — more than Elon Musk — thanks to Walmart's stock surge


* Three heirs to the Walmart fortune have more than doubled their personal wealth since 2016.

* Rob, Jim, and Alice Walton have added more than $100 billion to their net worth in recent years.

* Their gains have been fueled by Walmart stock, which hit a record high this week.

Three Walmart heirs have more than doubled their money since 2016, adding more than $100 billion to their combined fortunes.

Legendary founder Sam Walton's three surviving children — Rob, Jim, and Alice — all hold top-20 spots on the Forbes rich list with personal fortunes of between $70 billion and $77 billion. They were less than half as wealthy in 2016.

They're now worth a combined $224 billion, making them richer as a trio than Elon Musk, who's number two on the list with an estimated $205 billion net worth.

Their wealth has ballooned in recent years thanks to Walmart stock, which has surged from below $75 in 2016 to a record high of $181 earlier this week.

It's jumped 11% this year already, fueled by resilient consumer demand and mounting hopes that interest rates will be cut and the economy will escape a recession.... (Read more)

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