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Who Owns Walmart? All About the American retail corporation

Walmart is an American transnational retail company. This company operates a chain of hypermarkets (also known as supercenters), grocery stores, and discount department stores in the United States. Walmart Headquarters are located in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Who Owns Walmart? All About the American retail corporation

The founder of  Walmart company is Sam Walton, it was founded in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962 and integrated under Delaware General Corporation Law on October 31, 1969. It is a Family owned business, as the company is controlled by the Walton family.

Sam Walton

Walmart has 10,585 stores and clubs in 24 countries and operates under 46 different names. The company operates under the name Walmart in the United States and Canada, and Walmart de Méxicoy Centroamérica in Mexico and Central America, also known as Walmex. Walmart de Méxicoy Centroamérica is Walmart’s largest division outside the United States and consists of 2,764 stores nationwide, including 295 Walmart Supercenters and 166 Sam’s Club stores, and in India, Walmart is called Flipkart Wholesale. Wal-Mart owns the system entirely in Chile, Canada and South Africa.

Walmart has only held a minority stake in Walmart Brazil since August 2018 and was renamed Grupo Big, which owns 20% of the company’s stake, and Advent International, a private equity company that owns 80% of the company, in August 2019. it was done. They sold their shares in Grupo Big to French retailer Carrefour in a $7 billion transaction completed on June 7, 2022.

History of Walmart

The history of the American discount department store chain, called the Wal-Mart Superstore, began in 1950 when businessman Sam Walton bought the Luther E. Harrison Store in Bentonville, Arkansas and opened Walton’s 5 & 10. The actual Wal-Mart chain began in 1962 with one store in Bentonville, expanded outside Arkansas by 1968, expanded throughout the southern United States in the 1980s, and eventually in all states within the United States.

Walmart store

Operated a store and opened the first store. In Canada in 1995. The company introduced the Sam’s Club warehouse club chain in 1983 and the first supercenter store in 1988. By the 20th century of the 21st century, the chain had grown to over 11,000 stores in 27 countries.

Walmart has become the largest private employer company in the world

With about US$570 billion in annual revenue, Walmart is the world’s largest company by revenue, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in May 2022. With Over 2.2 million employees, Walmart has become the largest private employer company in the world. Wal-Mart was the largest grocery retailer in the United States in 2019, with 65% of Wal-Mart’s $ 510.39 billion in sales coming from stores in the United States. Wal-Mart’s investment outside the United States has seen mixed results. Businesses and subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom, Central America, South America and China have been successful, but businesses in Germany, Japan and South Korea have failed.

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Wal-Mart is the world’s highest selling company with annual sales of approximately $ 570 billion, according to the May 2022 Fortune Global 500 List. With over 2.2 million Employees, Walmart has become the world’s largest private employer company. It was the largest grocery retailer in the United States in 2019, with 65% of Wal-Mart’s $51.39 billion in sales coming from stores in the United States. The investment of this store outside the United States has shown mixed results. The Stores and subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom, Central America, South America and China succeeded, but stores in Germany, Japan and South Korea failed. The Walton’s sold out some of their company stocks in 2018 and now own just under 50%.On January 19th, the Walton family’s net worth was around US$240.6 billion.

About The Walton Family

The Waltons are an American family whose collective wealth from Wal-Mart makes them the wealthiest families in the United States. The three most prominent living members (Jim, Rob, and Alice Walton) have been consistently ranked in the Top 20 of the Forbes 400 list since 2001, as well as the deaths of John and Helen.

Walton family

Christy Walton gained that position in her rankings after her husband John died. Most of the family’s wealth comes from the legacy of Wal-Mart co-founders and Sam Walton. Today, Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world. It is one of the largest companies with annual sales and employs more than 2.2 million people.

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About Samuel Moore Walton

Samuel Moore Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992) was the best-known American businessman and entrepreneur for establishing Sam’s Club with retailer Walmart. Walmart Stores Inc. has grown to become the world’s largest revenue-generating company and the world’s largest private company. Walton has long been the wealthiest man in America.

Samuel Moore Walton 

He was born to Thomas Gibson Walton and Nancy Lee in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He lived on the farm with his parents until 1923. But agriculture didn’t bring enough money to start his family, and Thomas Walton got a mortgage loan. He worked for his brother, Walton Mortgage Company, who was the agent for the metropolitan life insurance he seized on the farm during the Great Depression. He and his family (now another son, James, born in 1921) have moved from Oklahoma. They moved from a small town, mostly Missouri, to another town for several years. While attending 8th grade in Shelbina, Missouri, Sam became the youngest Eagle Scout in state history.

About Alice Louise Walton

Alice Louise Walton 

Alice Louise Walton (born October 7, 1949) is an American heir to Wal-Mart’s property. As of September 2016, she owned over $11 billion in Wal-Mart stock. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as of March 2022, Walton’s net worth was $60.5 billion, making her the 20th wealthiest person and the second wealthiest woman in the world. Alice Louise Walton was born in Newport, Arkansas. She grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas with her three brothers, and she graduated from Bentonville High School in 1966. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In the economy.

 

 

 

 

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