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Here Are the World’s 15 Wealthiest People in Retail

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Walmart heirs comprise 20 percent of the list.

Using data from financial research firm Wealth-X, Business Insider compiled a list of the world’s 15 wealthiest people in retail. Among them are three Walmart heirs — Jim Walton, Rob Walton and Alice Walton – each of whom Wealth-X says have a net worth in excess of $30 billion. They all, however, are worth $20 billion less than Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, whose company is directly responsible for Walmart’s backward slide. But even Bezos isn’t No. 1 on the list.

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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