Here are the top 10 richest business families in the world, according to Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The categorisation of family wealth excludes first-generation fortunes and those in the hands of a single heir. Hence, just three Asian families make the list and none of these are from China, which reflects the relative recent wealth boom in the region.
10. Boehringer, Von Baumbach family, Boehringer Ingelheim | $42.2 billion:
The pharmaceuticals company was founded in 1885 by Albert Boehringer. After more than a century, the Boehringer family are still in control of the company along with the extended von Baumbachs. (Image: Boehringer Ingelheim). Disclaimer: Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd