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Sam Walton

Founder of Wal-Mart · (1918 - 1992)

Founder of Wal-Mart · (1918 - 1992)

  • || Achievement
  • Founded, Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, and a leader in discount retailing.

  • || Achievements made possible by
  • Sheer determination and relentless drive to succeed took him from being a poor small town boy to the richest man in the world. Father in law, a prosperous banker and rancher, helped him start first store. Creative thinking. Contrary to the thinking of his day, he believed that small rural towns could support a large discount store, and Wal-Mart was started in these rural towns.
  • || Education
  • He was the starting quarterback for his high school football team and led them to the state title in 1935. Sam majored in Economics at the University of Missouri.
  • || Married
  • He met Helen Robson in April of 1942 and married her on February 14, 1943.
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