Lukas Walton

Quick facts

Family: Only child of John Walton (deceased) and Christy Walton; grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton.

Age: 28 (born 1986)

Residence: Lukas has recently lived in Jackson, WY, San Diego, CA and Chicago, IL.

Wealth

Unknown. However, his mother, Christy Walton is the richest woman in the world, with an estimated wealth of $42.2 billion (as of January, 2015), through the estate of her late husband.

Through John’s estate, Christy Walton:

  • Shares ownership of over half of outstanding shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. with John’s siblings, Alice, Jim, and Rob.
  • Shares 96% ownership of the family’s Arvest Bank (Jim Walton, CEO) with Rob and Jim Walton[1]; As of January, 2015, the bank’s assets totaled approximately $14.9 billion.[2]
  • Holds more than 25% ownership in solar energy company First Solar—an investment worth $1 billion.[3]

Educational and professional background

Lukas apparently is a partner at Cuna del Mar, a private equity firm focused on aquaculture. Previously, he was an intern at True North Venture Partners, the venture capital firm his father founded.[4]


[1] Wal-Mart primer from former company spokesman,” Northwestern Financial Review, Vol. 194, No. 5, 3/1/2009-3/14/2009

[2] FDIC Institution Directory: Arvest Bank Group, Inc., Bentonville, AR, information as of January 6, 2015. Available online at https://www2.fdic.gov/idasp/main.asp

[3] http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1274494/000119312514137066/d683196ddef14a.htm

[4] “Walton’s pals recall patriotic, caring man,” Christopher Leonard, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, June 29, 2005.