About Lukas Walton
Lukas Walton is 31-32 years old American billionaire who is considered to be the heir of American multinational retail corporation Walmart. He is also working as director for Walton Family Foundation and True North Venture Partners. Recently, he got ranked on 75th position among the world’s billionaire Forbes annual list of 2019.
Lukas Walton was born in year 1986/1987 as Lukas Tyler Walton and as the only son of Christy and John T. Walton. He holds the legacy of being the grandchild of Helen and Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. He got raised in National City, California and after his father’s death he moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. For education he attended Journeys School and Colorado College earning his bachelor’s degree in environmentally sustainable business in 2010. He also studied energy efficiency and hydrological/geothermal energy in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Talking about his childhood life, he suffered from rare kidney disease that spread to his lungs at age 3. He soon made a recovery within 6
Lukas is the only heir of family retail company Walmart. The company was started by his grandfather Sam Walton in 1962 after working as a management trainee for 2 years at J.C. Penney. Later his grandfather started a store chain under name Ben Franklin in Arkansas which with time got renamed as Walmart. The company turned out to be multinational in United States with biggest private employer in the world.
Talking about his career, he started working after graduation in a venture capital company named True North Venture Partners. He is also the chairperson of the Environment Program Committee of the Walton Family Foundation which was started by his grandparents in 1987 and that mainly focuses on philanthropic interests like K-20 education reform, freshwater and marine conservation and quality of life initiatives in the Arkansas region. He is day by day working to achieve environmental goals and has also made donations of more than 2 billion since 2007 including donation of $8 million to StudentsFirst in 2013, around $20 million to the Jones Trust in 2012 and around $200 million to the University of Arkansas in 2011. He has also made investments in private equity like Cuna del Mar that works on aquaculture with other ventures like Walmart, First Solar and Arvest Bank.
He is single.
It is estimated to be around US$15.8 billion as on February 2019.