Lukas Walton Biography
Born In: United States
Lukas Walton, an American billionaire, is the grandson of Sam Walton, the founder of the global retail giant ‘Walmart.’ He works as the director of the ‘Walton Family Foundation’ that supports education and protects rivers and oceans. The family-led foundation also works toward community development and health care. In 2015, the philanthropic foundation donated more than $370 million for various causes. The foundation also donated $8 million to ‘StudentsFirst’ in 2013, $20 million to the ‘Jones Trust’ in 2012, $25 million to ‘KIPP Foundation’ in 2011, $49.5 million to ‘Teach for America Chicago’ in 2011, and $200 million to the ‘University of Arkansas’ in 2011. Walton’s family has donated more than $2 billion to the foundation since 2007. He has also been part of an American venture capital firm named ‘True North Venture Partners.’ Apart from being a philanthropist, Lukas is also an active investor. He has invested in ‘Walmart,’ ‘First Solar,’ and ‘Arvest Bank.’ Currently, he is a partner at a private equity firm named ‘Cuna del Mar’ that invests in aquaculture. He was ranked 83 on the ‘Forbes’ list of billionaires in 2018.