The Busch family is the 17th richest family in the nation. A "Forbes" ranking of America's richest families put the Busch family net worth at around 13-billion dollars. That makes them far and away the richest family in St. Louis.
The Busch family fortune was founded in 1876 when Adolphus Busch first started brewing Budweiser and sold it nationwide. At a net worth of one-and-a-half-billion, the Pulitzers were the only other St. Louis family to make the list.