America's wealthiest families revealed: From the Rockefellers to the Waltons the 185 clans all worth more than $1billion... and yes, most of them are Republicans
Forbes magazine has published a list of the 185 richest families in America
Each family is worth collectively a minimum of $1 billion
The collective worth of the 185 families on the list of billionaire families is $1.2 trillion
The richest family in America is the Walton family who are worth $152 billion
Other famous names on the list are the Hearsts, Mars and Rockefellers
Of the 50 richest families, 28 are Republicans and only seven are Democrats
By James Nye
Published: 13:53 EST, 9 July 2014 | Updated: 06:05 EST, 10 July 2014
Forbes magazine has produced the first list that charts the richest families in America worth more than one billion dollars.
From the Kennedys to the Kochs to the Waltons, the list is made up of 185 families, some famed for their historic and dynastic wealth, while others are simply American success stories and have only relatively recently become fabulously rich.
The staggering collective wealth of the 185 richest families in the United States is $1.2 trillion dollars and all the names on the list reveal at least some link to either industrial heydays long gone like the Rockefellers or successful brands still in operation such as Hallmark, Budweiser, Mars and Getty Oil.
Wealthiest: This portrait of Sam Walton, his wife and children, decades before his heirs became the wealthiest dynasty in American history, hung in the Wal-Mart Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas