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  2. Sam Walton - Wikipedia

    Sam Walton. Samuel Moore Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992) was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. grew to be the world's largest corporation by revenue as well as the biggest private employer in the world. [1] For a period of time, Walton was the ...

  3. Sam Walton | Biography & Facts | Britannica

    Sam Walton, in full Samuel Moore Walton, (born March 29, 1918, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, U.S.—died April 5, 1992, Little Rock, Arkansas), American retail magnate who founded Walmart in 1962 and developed it, by 1990, into the largest retail sales chain in the United States. Walton graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in economics (1940) and entered a J.C. Penney Company ...

  4. Sam Walton - Walmart, Quotes & Facts - Biography

    Sam Walton was an American businessman best known for founding the retail chain Walmart, which grew to be the world’s largest corporation.

  5. Sam Walton - Walmart

    Sam Walton was born in 1918 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. In 1942, at the age of 24, he joined the military. He married Helen Robson in 1943. When his military service ended in 1945, Sam and Helen moved to Iowa and then to Newport, Arkansas. During this time, Sam gained early retail experience, eventually operating his own variety store. ...

  6. Biography: Sam Walton | PBS NewsHour

    Wal-Mart Legacy. When Sam Walton died in 1992 he was the richest man in America, holding 38 percent in his company now worth more than $20 billion. Sam Walton’s widow, Alice, and their four ...

  7. Sam Walton Biography & Career | Who was Sam Walton? |

    Sam Walton graduated from the University of Missouri in 1940. Walton's first experience working in retail occurred the same year, when he worked for J.C. Penney in Iowa. He enlisted in the United ...

  8. Sam Walton Biography - Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline

    Sam Walton was an American businessman who founded the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. which grew to be the world’s largest corporation by revenue as well as the biggest private employer in the world. Founded in 1962, today the company has thousands of stores all over the world. Sam Walton had spent years in the retail management business before opening the first Wal-Mart store.

  9. Sam Walton: Great From the Start - HBS Working Knowledge

    Sam Walton's first store was a second-rate store in a second-rate town in what no one would have classified as a first-rate state. Millions, literally, of small stores failed during the course of the twentieth century in America. There were about 1.7 million retail establishments in the United States in 1945.

  10. Since its founding at the University of Arkansas in 1926, the Sam M. Walton College of Business has grown to become the state's premier college of business – as well as a nationally competitive business school.

  11. History of Walmart - Wikipedia

    The history of Walmart, an American discount department store chain, began in 1950 when businessman Sam Walton purchased a store from Luther E. Harrison in Bentonville, Arkansas, and opened Walton's 5 & 10. [1] The Walmart chain proper was founded in 1962 with a single store in Rogers, expanding outside Arkansas by 1968 and throughout the rest ...