In life you may be able to pick your friends, college, and your career but you will never be able to pick the family you were born into. This can be a good thing and a bad thing depending on where you ended up. That’s why we rounded up the richest families in ‘Murica that you just gotta wish you could have been born into.
The S.C. Johnson Family
The S.C. Johnson family can trace its origins back to Samuel Curtis Johnson Sr and his creation of the Johnson’s Prepared Paste Wax Company back in 1886. Since then the company has changed hands through five generations, creating a true family dynasty. Conservative estimates put the family value at around $12 billion but with an annual revenue exceeding $11 billion it isn’t hard to see that number increasing all of their bank accounts.
The Newhouse family
The Newhouse family lays claim to owning Advance Publications Inc, one of the largest private newspaper chains in the entire country. Advance Publications is part of Conde Nast’s portfolio and the family also has up to a 45% stake in the world of Discovery Communications, which also owns the Discovery Channel and TLC. Right now the family is worth around $17 billion in grand total and we’d certainly need a few quick loans to get on their level.