Sam Walton vs Walt Disney

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Businessman
$22 Billion
Net worth 2018
$5 Billion
Retailers
Industry
Voice Actors
Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Residence
Chicago
United States
Country
United States
29/03/1918
BirthDay
05/12/1901
April 5, 1992
Died On
December 15, 1966
University of Missouri-Columbia (1940), Hickman High School (1936)
Education
Benton Grammar School, Kansas City Art Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
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

1955

After five years of immense planning, projecting, fund raising and execution, the grand opening of Disneyland Theme Park took place on July 17, 1955

1950

The first to release was ‘Cinderella’ in 1950, which was followed by ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Lady in the Tramp’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘101 Dalmatians’

1939

Simultaneously, the short staff continued to work on the characters of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto cartoon seriesIn 1939, he opened the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank

1938

The film was a blockbuster at the box office and went on to become the most successful film of 1938

1935

In 1935, he created history by launching ‘Flowers and Trees’, then one of the most popular cartoon shorts, in color

1934

After a successful training schedule, his high-profile leap of a feature film titled, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, went into production in 1934

1933

In 1933, he created his most memorable cartoon short, ‘The Three Little Pigs’

1929

In 1929, he released a series of musical shorts, titled ‘Silly Symphonies’, which featured Mickey’s friends, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Mickey’s girlfriend Minnie Mouse

1928

The dream-run for Disney ended in 1928 when he realized that Universal Pictures had bought the trademark for Oswald and that most of his creative designers, except Iwerk, had forsaken him for the Universal Pictures

1925

In 1925, he recruited ink-and-paint artist Lillian Bound, little knowing then that the two would become lifelong partners

1923

However, financial debt caused the closure of the studio in 1923

1920

In 1920, he found employment with Kansas City Film Ad Company

1919

Moving back to Kansas City in 1919, started working at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio, as ad-writer

1917

Moving to Chicago in 1917, he enrolled himself at the McKinley High School

1911

The family moved to Kansas City in 1911 where he received his early education

20

Most of the cartoon characters that we reckon today, Micky Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and so on are the brain-child of this international icon, who became a major figure in the American animation industry in 20th century