Sam walton

Sam Walton

  • Born

    Born
    Sam Walton was born on March 29, 1918 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma to Thomas Gibson Walton, a farmer, and Nancy Lee Walton
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    Captain in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps

    Worked in the du-pont company
  • Married

    Married
    Walton worked at the DuPont munitions plant awaiting his call to duty. It was in this plant that he met Helen Robson, his future wife. They met in April of 1942 and married in February of 1943
  • first wal-mart open

    first wal-mart open
    In 1962 the first of the Wal-Mart stores opened its doors in Rogers, Arkansas
  • Started Wal-Mart Chain

    Started Wal-Mart Chain
    Walmart was founded in 1962, with the opening of the first Walmart discount store in Rogers, Ark. The company incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., on Oct. 31, 1969.
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Presidential Medal of Freedom
    Sam Walton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George Bush, the highest honor the country bestows on its private citizens.
  • Died

    Died
    Walton passed away on April 6, 1992 and left his business to his wife and children who became the primary shareholders of the company. He died of cancer.
  • Graduated University of Missouri

    Graduated University of Missouri
    He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1940 with a B.A. in economics.
  • Time Magazine top 100 most influential people

    Time Magazine top 100 most  influential people
  • Over 1 Million Emplyees

    Over 1 Million Emplyees
    · 2004 saw 1.5 million people working for the Wal-Mart Corporation