Billionaire Lukas Walton, the Chicago underdog who is the richest person in Illinois, and his wife, Samantha, sold their five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot contemporary Lincoln Park home in February in a private transaction for $1.7 million. .
The grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton, Walton, 35, runs Builders Vision, a Chicago-based foundation he formed with the goal of funding climate improvements, including supporting clean energy, the food system, the oceans and certain social problems.
Since moving to Chicago after graduating from Colorado College, Walton has kept a very low profile, rarely appearing in the media.
That effort has become more difficult as Forbes magazine has highlighted his wealth: The 2021 Forbes 400 list identified Lukas Walton as the 41st richest American, with a net worth of $17.2 billion. The 2021 list actually puts Walton ahead of the Citadel founder ken griffin, who is ranked 47th on that list with a net worth of $16.1 billion. The different public profiles between the two are even more stark, given that Walton has little to no public presence, while Griffin is often in the spotlight, due to Citadel, philanthropy, and the recent announcement that Griffin is out. moving citadel and his family from Chicago to Miami.
In Lincoln Park, Lukas and Samantha Walton paid $1.65 million through a land trust in 2013 for the three-story house, which was built in 1997. The couple didn’t put the house up for sale publicly in February, but instead sold it. in a private transaction. As a result, information about the details inside the house was not available.
A representative for the Waltons declined to comment on the transaction.
The house had a property tax bill of $27,780 in tax year 2020.
Goldsborough is a freelance writer.
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