America may not be home to wealthy royal families like Great Britain, but that doesn't mean some families haven't created their own empires. Those billionaires accumulated their fortunes in different ways from savvy investments to publishing and retail. Below, meet the richest families in the US.
1. The Gallo family
Net worth: $10.7 billion
Family Business: E & J Gallo Winery
Prominent Member: Gina Gallo
The Gallo family fortune is derived from a few avenues. Brother Ernest and Julio Gallo founded the official E. & J. Gallo Winery, and their brother, Joseph opened his first dairy and sold cheese as "Joseph Gallow Cheese" while assisting with the family business. The Gallo family is now the largest wine producer in the country.