Christy Walton- you might not have heard this name as she is not a glamour world celebrity. She is also not from the sporting world. Then, who is she and why we’re talking about her net worth? Right? Well, read on the article. You’ll find all about Christy Walton and her giant net worth. Her net worth can leave you awestruck. Not everybody has such good luck. Keep reading to know more about Christy Walton’s net worth in 2018.
Born as Christy Ruth Tallant on February 8, 1949, in Teton Village US, Christy Walton is famous for being the wife of late John T Walton, one of the sons of ‘Walmart’ co-founder Sam Walton. However, she refers to herself as a homemaker and a philanthropist. There is not much information about her early life.
Before getting married to her billionaire husband, Christy was an unknown name. She actually became famous after marrying John T Walton. The couple is blessed with one son named Lukas Walton who is presently the heir of Wal-Mart Company.
Today, Christy Walton is a billionaire woman, but her professional journey was started like all other strugglers. She was even once arrested in 1970 for being involved in some illegal activities. However, that was only for a few hours. Her life entirely changed after getting married to John T Walton.
After the death of her billionaire husband, she inherited his fortune. Other than being one of the richest women in the world, Christy is hugely known for being a philanthropist. She is teh member of many non-profit organisations including ‘the philanthropy roundtable’, ‘the San Diego natural history museum’, ‘the San Diego Zoological society’, ‘Mingei international museum’ and a few others.
She also advocates for her family’s own charity organisation. In 2009, Christy set the feet in the glamour world, not as an actress rather as a producer. She founded her own production company called Tenaja Productions. Her production house released two films namely Bless Me and Ultima. However, here she couldn’t gain much success.
Awards & Achievement
Nobody is going to award you anything just for your gigantic wealth unless you’re contributing something to your society and to your country. But this is not the case with Christy. She is a worldwide known humanitarian. Conde Nast Magazine has honored her as the highest female philanthropist. She also got honored with a few other prestigious tags for her active roles in philanthropy.
Net Worth of Christy Walton
With the fact that she is the wife of a billionaire man, you can estimate her net worth. To help you to make the right estimation, I would like to tell you that she inherited her husband’s asset which was believed to be $18.2 billion at that time. Yes, this much. There was a time when she was reportedly the richest woman in the world.
After the death of her husband John T Walton in 2005, she became the possessor of his all property and company shares which were worth approximately $18.2 billion. She was assumed as the richest woman in the world for almost 10 years. However, in 2015, it came out as a false report by the Forbes.
Today, after distributing all shares of Wal-Mart to its all shareholders, the total that came in Christy’s share is nearly $5 billion. Her share decreased this much because now her son Lukas Walton is also having a share in his father’s fortune. Thus, as of today, her actual net worth is $5 billion. And if you’ll talk about her personal assets, the list will go endless.
Having an unfathomable fortune is not an ordinary thing but if that respective person has a golden heart too, he/she is a real winner in life, and Christy Walton is one of them.