The 10 largest family offices in the world
As family offices continued to grow steadily across the globe over the past decade, so did their investment strategies, leading them to become more successful over time. Here is a look at the 10 best-performing family offices, based on their assets under management.
Strategy Updated on October 11, 2022

Whether they are investing in impact, private equity, real estate or engaging in philanthropy, these are the 10 largest family offices on the top of their game.

1. Walton Enterprises

Located in Arkansas, USA, Walton Enterprises is the single family office of the Walton Family. Established by the late Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, it manages around $169 billion in assets. Supporting the business, personal, and philanthropic activities for multiple generations of the family, Walton Enterprises focuses its investments on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

2. Bezos Expeditions

The single family office of Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon in 1994, operates the largest e-commerce and cloud services and simultaneously is the largest internet company by revenue in the world. Based in Washington, USA, the firm manages Bezos’s personal wealth (well over $100 billion) and his investments and invests in early-stage ventures, late-stage ventures, as well as seed-stage companies.

3. Cascade Investment

Cascade Investment is the multi-family office of Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft (1975). Headquartered in  Kirkland, USA, with offices in 14 locations all over the world, the firm invests in industries, such as gas extraction, agriculture, and financial market sectors. Cascade Investment manages wealth amassing to $51 billion.

4. MSD Capital

The single family office of Michael Dell, who founded Dell Technologies in 1984, is one of the world’s largest computer technology companies with more than $91 billion in revenue. Located in New York, USA, the firm manages Michael and his family’s capital and investments with a total of $31 billion in assets.

5. Bayshore Global Management

Bayshore Global Management is the single family office of Sergey Brin, one of the co-founders of Google. Founded in 2006 with headquarters in California, USA, the firm is focused on the investments and $30 billion wealth of Brin’s family. Not a lot is known about Brin’s family office, including their investments, as Bayshore Global Management does not have a website.

6. Emerson Collective

This is the family office of Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple. The single family office is a for-profit organisation that operates as a social change organisation focusing on philanthropic and impact investment solutions to drive change in society. Located in California, USA, Emerson Collective manages $28 billion in assets.

7. Willett Advisors

Willett Advisors is the single family office of Michael Bloomberg, co-founder of Bloomberg and the former mayor of New York City, where the office is also located. The firm manages his personal and philanthropic assets of $25 billion; and invests in public equity markets, as well as assets, such as oil and natural gas.

8. Euclidean Capital

Euclidean Capital is a single family office of hedge fund billionaire, Dr James Simon who is also the founder of Renaissance Technologies. Located in New York, USA, the firm provides financial guidance and asset management services. Total assets under management: $21 billion.

9. Vulcan Inc

Managing an amount of $16 billion, Vulcan Inc is the late Paul Allen’s single family office. Allen was the co-founder of Microsoft, and Vulcan manages his wealth as well as his sister, Jody Allen. Located in Washington, USA, the firm manages the business, investments, and philanthropic investments and assets of Jody Allen. Vulcan Inc invests in both early- and late-stage ventures, private equity, and seed.

10. KIRKBI

KIRKBI is the family office of Kirk Kristiansen, the Danish family that founded Lego.  The family office is a private holding and investment company which is focused on building a sustainable future for the family ownership of the LEGO brand for its future generations. This single family office manages around $16 billion in assets.

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Raman Garg

Raman Garg

Research & Data Analyst

Raman Garg is a research and data analyst for Simple and works with the Product, Data and Content teams to help benchmark and streamline family office operations.

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