Born on June 09, 1955. American philanthropist Christy Walton, whose full name is Christy Ruth Walton, has an estimated net worth of $36 billion, with $18.2 billion inherited from his late husband John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. She is the richest woman in the world. As of October 2018, her net worth declined to $7.3 billion, according to Forbes.
She is actively serving non-profit organizations including the national association of trustees and staff, corporate giving officers, and individual donors of The Philanthropy Roundtable. She is also a board member of The San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego Zoological Society, and the Mingei International Museum, to which she makes donations. Apart from those institutions, she also supports her family’s own charitable foundation, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, which prioritizes education and benefits colleges such as the University of Arkansas, the Walton College of Business of the University of Arkansas, and several other colleges, community trusts, universities and foundations. In 2007, her family’s foundation donated as much as $1.6 billion. According to Forbes, Walton is the 6th richest person in the United States, and the 8th richest person in the world, as of March 2015, and has been the richest woman in the world for eight years running. She has a son, Lukas Walton, with her deceased spouse John.