Walton is woman who holds the title of well-to-do woman for five out of past six years. She married John Walton, a former Green Beret and Vietnam War medic, man from wealthiest family in the world and acquired her wealth when her husband died in air plane crash in 2005. She is richest of the Waltons because of the investment made in solar panel maker first solar. The extent of the stocks is in Wal-mart, it is found by Christys Father-in-law Sam Walton and his brother James in 1962. Watson earned $470 million in Wal-mart dividends after taxes in 2014. She leads her life behind the scenes in Jackson in Wyoming, besides in 2013 she had a rare bit of publicity because of the award she received from the Imagen Foundation for producing the film Bless me Ultima. Which is based on the book written by Rudolfo Anaya, he is the father of chicano literature. Her son strived with cancer when he was just three years old and she fought a case of pneumonia that nearly killed her, according to Imagen Foundation.