Some lucky descendents of the richest people on Earth stand to inherit millions or billions, but not all of the super-rich have heirs to pass their money onto. Here are the world's wealthiest billionaires who don't have children, according to analysis by Forbes and Bloomberg.
1. David Geffen: $7.9 billion (£6bn)
David Lawrence Geffen is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen co-created Asylum Records in 1971 with Elliot Roberts, Geffen Records in 1980, DGC Records in 1990, and DreamWorks SKG in 1994.
2. Giorgio Armani: $8.6 billion (£6.6bn)
Giorgio Armani S.p.A. is an Italian luxury fashion house founded by Giorgio Armani which designs, manufactures, distributes and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, cosmetics and home interiors.
3. Alice Walton: $46 billion (£35.2bn)
Alice Louise Walton is an American heir to the fortune of Walmart Inc. She is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton and the late John T. Walton. In September 2016, she owned over US$11 billion in Walmart shares. Alice Walton is the richest woman alive, but with no kids.
4. Pang Kang: $9.5 billion (£7.3bn)
Pang Kang is a Chinese billionaire businessman, and the chairman of Foshan Haitian Flavouring & Food Co.
Pang Kang, 63, has no son or daughter to inherit his stake in China’s largest soy sauce manufacturer
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