Sam Walton vs Jeff Bezos

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Businessman
CEO and Founder, Amazon.com
$22 Billion
Net worth 2018
$127.26 Billion
Retailers
Industry
Technology
Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Residence
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S
United States
Country
United States
29/03/1918
BirthDay
12/01/1964
April 5, 1992
Died On
Height
1.71 m
Children
4
University of Missouri-Columbia (1940), Hickman High School (1936)
Education
Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University
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1991

Wal-Mart became the nation’s largest retailer in 1991, surpassing even Sears, Roebuck & Company

1990

Wal-Mart enjoyed continued success in the years to come and by the early 1990s, the company’s stock worth had surged to $45 billion

1988

Walton had stepped down as CEO in 1988, but remained active in the company until his death in 1992

1980

Ever the innovator, Sam Walton launched the first Sam's Club in the 1980s to serve small businesses and individuals

1972

By 1972, Wal-Mart was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (WMT)

1970

The company went public in 1970 and the first stock was sold at $16

1967

Over the next few years several Wal-Mart stores sprung up all over the nation and by 1967, the Walton family owned 24 stores, registering up to $12

1962

Founded in the United States in 1962, the company is now a multinational with over 11,000 stores in 28 countries, under a total 65 banners

1960

He found considerable success in retail management with his pioneering concepts, and by the early 1960s, Walton, along with his brother James, owned 15 Ben Franklin franchises and one independent store

1945

Married by now, he borrowed some money from his father-in-law and purchased a Ben Franklin variety store in Newport, Arkansas, in 1945

1943

Sam Walton married Helen Robson on February 14, 1943

1942

He resigned from the job in 1942 in order to serve in the World War II

1940

He graduated in 1940 with a bachelor’s degree in economics

1936

Hickman High School in Columbia where he was voted the "Most Versatile Boy" at the time of his graduation in 1936

1918

He was born as Samuel Moore Walton on March 29, 1918, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, U

2018

According to Forbes, Bezos was listed in January 2018 as the wealthiest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$108

2017

As of October 2017, Bezos has been the wealthiest person in the world according to Forbes, surpassing Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates

2016

Bezos criticized Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election

2015

He has also figured in Fortune's list of 50 great leaders of the world for three straight years, topping the list in 2015

2014

In May 2014, Bezos was named World's Worst Boss by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), at their World Congress

2013

Moritz, Switzerland, and the 2013 conference in Watford, Hertfordshire, England

2011

He was a member of the Executive Committee of The Business Council for 2011 and 2012

2009

Nonprofit projects funded by Bezos Expeditions include:The foundation gave $10 million in 2009 and $20 million in 2010 to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

2008

Bezos was awarded an honorary doctorate in Science and Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008

2006

" The company was kept secret for a few years; it became publicly known only in 2006 when it purchased a sizable aggregation of land in west Texas for a launch and test facility

2000

In 2000, Bezos founded Blue Origin, a human spaceflight startup company, partially as a result of his fascination with space travel, including an early interest in developing "space hotels, amusement parks, colonies and small cities for 2 million or 3 million people orbiting the Earth

1999

He was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 1999

1998

Bezos was one of the first shareholders in Google, when he invested $250,000 in 1998

1994

com in 1994 after making a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way

1986

In 1986, Bezos graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science

1982

While in high school, he attended the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida, receiving a Silver Knight Award in 1982

1970

In 1970, DARPA's engineers created a model for a communications network for the military that could still function even if a nuclear attack demolished conventional lines of communication: ARPAnet, was the foundation of what would eventually become the Internet

1968

In April 1968 (when Jeff was 4), she married her second husband, Miguel "Mike" Bezos, a Cuban who immigrated alone to the United States when he was 15 years old

1964

Jeffrey Preston Bezos (/ˈbeɪzoʊs/; né Jorgensen; born January 12, 1964) is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, electrical engineer, computer scientist, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon

1958

Before joining the AEC, Gise had worked for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research and development arm of the Department of Defense that was created in 1958 as the first response by the US government to the Russian launching of Sputnik I, the first artificial Earth satellite in 1957

1946

1946) was 17 years old and still in high school at the time of his birth