Sam Walton

By bragal1
  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    He was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma
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    Sam Walton

  • Graduated

    Graduated from the University of Missouri qt Columbia with a B.A. in economics
  • U.S. Army Intelligence Corps.

    U.S. Army Intelligence Corps.
    Served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps.
  • Married

    Got married to his wife, Helen, and they had four children
  • Five and Dime

    Five and Dime
    Opened his landmark Five and Time in Bendonville, Arkansas
  • First Wal-Mart

    First Wal-Mart
    Opens first Wal-Mart in Rogers, Arkansas
  • Stock

    Wal-Mart stock first traded over the counter as publicly-held company. 
  • Stock

    First 100% stock split.  Stock valued at $47
  • Billion Dollars

    Billion Dollars
    First billion dollar year in sales, total sales: $1,248,000,000.
  • Sam's Club

    Sam's Club
    The first SAM'S club was opened in April in Midwest city, Oklahoma.
  • Richest Man

    Richest Man
    Forbes magazine name Sam Walton as the richest man in America.
  • Supercenter

    First Supercenter opened in Washington, Missouri.
  • #1

    Wal-Mart positioned as the nation's #1 retailer.
  • International store

    International store
    Opens first international store with Club Aurrera in Mexico City.
  • Death

    Died in Little Rock, Arkansas