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Sam Walton

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Sam Walton
BornMarch 29, 1918
DiedApril 6, 1992 (aged 74)
Cause of deathMultiple myeloma
Occupation(s)Chairman, Wal-Mart
Spouse(s)Helen Walton
(m. 1943-1992, his death)
ChildrenS. Robson Walton
John T. Walton (dead)
Jim Walton
Alice Walton

Samuel Moore Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992) was an American businessman. Walton created the well-known American stores, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.[1] Walton was born to Thomas Gibson Walton and Nancy Lee Walton. He was part of the Walton family, which is one of the richest families in the world. Walton died on April 6, 1992.

He died a billionaire but was known for driving a pickup truck instead of an expensive car.[2][3] He also had a military career during WW2. He had joined the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sandra S. Vance, Roy V. Scott (1994). WAL-MART. New York: TWAYNE PUBLISHERS. pp. 41. ISBN 0-8057-9833-1.
  2. Walton, Sam; John Huey (1992). Made in America: My Story. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-42615-1.
  3. "Sam Walton". Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. Retrieved March 30, 2012.