Wife of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and a business school graduate of the University of Oklahoma. At the time of her death, she was one of the wealthiest women in the world.
She persuaded her father to give her husband a $25,000 loan to open up his own five-and-dime store.
Following her advice, Sam Walton instituted a profit-sharing plan for his company's employees.
She and Sam Walton had three children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She and fellow businesswoman Oprah Winfrey both became billionaires.