Lauder familyThe Lauder family is worth more than $24 billion.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

  • The US may not have any rich royals, but it does have rich families with net worths in the billions.
  • These billionaire clans have accumulated their fortunes in vastly different ways, from publishing and cosmetics to retail and hotels.
  • See the top 25 richest families in the US, ranked by net worth, starting at $10 billion

America may not be home to any rich royal families, but that doesn’t mean some families haven’t created their own sort of empire.

In fact, the United States has quite a few billionaire clans who accumulated their fortunes in vastly different ways. There are the publishing powerhouses that built the Hearst and Newhouse family fortunes; a cosmetics giant, which laid the foundation for the Lauder family fortune; and the families that created their wealth out of household names, like Walmart for the Waltons and Hyatt Hotels for the Pritzers.

But not all of America’s richest families began as entrepreneurs — some were also savvy investors.

Below, meet the richest families in the US, ranked from lowest net worth to highest net worth, starting at $10 billion. Rankings were determined by the most up-to-date estimated net worths available from Forbes and Bloomberg.