Sam Walton

Quick Facts

Sam WaltonInfo
Full NameSamuel Moore Walton
BirthMarch 29, 1918, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, U.S.
DeathApril 5, 1992, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Resting PlaceBentonville Cemetery, Bentonville, Arkansas
Alma MaterUniversity of Missouri (BS in Economics)
OccupationBusiness magnate
SpouseHelen Robson (m. 1943)
ChildrenRobson, John, Jim, Alice
RelativesJames “Bud” Walton (brother), Lukas Walton (grandson)
Military ServiceUnited States Army (1942–1945), Rank: Captain, Unit: Military Intelligence Corps
Battles/WarsWorld War II
Known ForFounder of Walmart and Sam’s Club
Career StartManagement trainee at J.C. Penney
Major AchievementsFounded Walmart in 1962, and Sam’s Club in 1983; Walmart became the world’s largest corporation by revenue
Net Worth at PeakThe richest person in the United States at one point
Family’s Net WorthApproximately $240.6 billion
Early LifeBorn to Thomas Gibson Walton and Nancy Lee, he moved frequently during the Great Depression
Scouting AchievementBecame the youngest Eagle Scout in Missouri’s history, later received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
Education and Early JobsGraduated from the University of Missouri, worked various odd jobs including newspaper delivery and waiting tables
Military CareerServed in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps during World War II, supervised security at aircraft plants
Post-War CareerOpened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962
DeathDied of blood cancer in 1992

Sam Walton Net Worth

Sam Walton net worth is approximately US$240.6 billion.

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