Sam Walton

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Birthday
29, 1918
Birthplace
Kingfisher, OK
Death Date
Apr 5, 1992 (74)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1918
Birthplace
Kingfisher, OK
Death Date
Apr 5, 1992 (74)

About

Founder of Sam's Club and the Walmart retail chain. He pioneered the idea of consistently stocked shelves with wide-ranging goods and products.

Before Fame

He delivered newspapers, farmed, and sold magazines. He worked at J.C. Penney in Des Moines, Iowa, as a management trainee.

Trivia

He managed his first variety store, which was part of the Butler Brothers chain, in 1945, when he was only 26.

Family Life

He had four children with Helen Robson, whom he married in February 1943.

Associated With

His tremendous inheritance helped make his daughter, Alice Walton, the richest woman in the world.