Born in the year 1955, Christy Walton
is currently known across the financial world
as the richest woman in the world and is featured at rank 10th as the richest person in the world.
Mrs. Walton is the widow of John T. Walton, who is better known as the son of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart.
As of the year 2012, Christy Walton
is estimated to have a net worth of a staggering $25.3 billion, which she
inherited after the death of her
As per recent reports, Mrs. Walton
and family has now accumulated $29.9 billion as the overall fortune, primarily due to her
9% stake in Wal-Mart
Widely acclaimed as the world's largest retail store chain, Wal-Mart
is now the world's third largest public corporation and the entire Walton family is known to have a collective stake of 48% in Wal-Mart
, Christy Walton
also earns her
share of revenue from First Solar
, a U.S based manufacturer of thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules and solar panels.
Billionaire Christy Walton
The same is the billionaire Christy Walton
, who is widely renowned as one of the leading women philanthropists in the world.
On an annual basis, Mrs. Walton
donates a significant amount of her
fortune to various charities, while carrying out a plethora of philanthropy activities, via the Walton family charity organization, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation
The primary focus of this organization is to promote education, while simultaneously supporting various U.S based benefit colleges, such as the likes of the University of Arkansas
and the College of Business Administration of the University of Arkansas
has also been active in the education circle, especially towards better standards of education for various colleges, universities, foundations and community trusts.
During 2003 to 2005, Christy Walton
is known to have donated a sizeable chunk of her
$16.3 billion net worth and was even recognized as highest female philanthropist in the world by Condé Nast Portfolio magazine
The Walton Family Foundation Billionaire Christy Walton
Besides the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation
, Christy Walton
is also active in various other philanthropy organizations, such as the likes of The Philanthropy Roundtable.
The San Diego Natural History Museum, where she serves as the board member.
Furthermore, the richest woman in the world is also know to donate regularly as well as generously to the the San Diego Zoological Society
and the Mingei International Museum
One of the most notable donations made by Christy Walton
is that of her
old Victorian home in the year 2006, which she
donated to the International Community Foundation - Center for Cross-Border Philanthropy
and has so far already put in more than $4 million towards the preservation and maintenance of the luxury house.