While Warren Buffett* of Berkshire Hathaway isn't directly a retailer, we've included him on this list – in the number two spot – due to his ownership of H.H. Brown Shoe Co., Helzberg Diamonds, The Pampered Chef, Jordan's Furniture to name a few, as well as significant investment with many retailers, including Costco Wholesale and Walmart.
We all know retail and technology go hand-in-hand today, so it's interesting to see that several technology influencers rank atop the list as well. These include Bill Gates of Microsoft ($76B), Larry Ellison of Oracle ($48B), Larry Page of Google ($32.3B), Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook ($28.5B) and Steve Ballmer of Microsoft ($19.3B).
Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Richest Retailers in the World:
|2||Warren Buffett*||$58.2B||Berkshire Hathaway|
|7||S. Robson Walton||$34.2B||Walmart|
|9||Karl Albrecht||$25B||Retail (Aldi Supermarkets)|
|10||Dieter Schwarz||$21.2B||Retail (Lidl & Kaufland Supermarkets)|
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