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Alice Walton

Chairman, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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Net worth 2018: $42.03 Billion
Industry: Billionaire
Residence: Fort Worth, Texas
Country: United States
BirthDay: 7 October 1949
Sigh: Scorpio
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Trinity University
BIOGRAPHY

Alice Walton was bornon 7 October 1949 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, is Chairman, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Alice Walton is #17 in List Billionaires People In The World. Alice Walton is the only daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. She has focused on curating art, rather than working for Wal-Mart like her siblings, Rob and Jim. In 2011 she opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometown, Bentonville, Arkansas. Crystal Bridges features works from the likes of Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and Mark Rothko. Her personal art collection is valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$19.3 Billion

2010

$20 Billion

2011

$20.9 Billion

2012

$26.3 Billion

2013

$33.5 Billion

2014

$34.9 Billion

2015

$32 Billion

2016

$35.4 Billion

2017

$33.8 Billion

2018

$42.03 Billion

I couldn't believe that a journalist could sit there and think that people in this part of the world don't deserve good art. That is just such condescension.

Alice Walton
TIMELINE
2017

1 billion, making her the wealthiest woman in the world, and the 17th-richest person in the world

2016

Despite hailing from a largely Republican family, Alice donated $353,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee supporting Clinton and other Democrats, in 2016

2015

Walton listed the farm for sale in 2015 and moved to Fort Worth, Texas, citing the need to focus on the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Bentonville, Arkansas, art museum she founded that opened in 2011

2012

As of January 2012, Walton had contributed $200,000 to Restore Our Future, the super PAC associated with Mitt Romney's presidential campaign

2011

In a 2011 interview, she spoke about acquiring great works by other artists

2009

In 2009 at an undisclosed price, Crystal Bridges museum acquired Norman Rockwell's iconic "Rosie the Riveter" painting for its permanent collection

2005

Walton, died in a 2005 plane crash, and is survived by his wife Christy Walton

2004

During the 2004 election cycle, Progress for America ran advertisements supporting the Iraq war and praising George W

2001

She was inducted into the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame in 2001

1998

In a 1998 incident, she was reported to have hit a gas meter while driving under the influence

1992

In his 1992 autobiography Made in America, Sam Walton remarked that Alice was "the most like me—a maverick—but even more volatile than I am

1989

In an April 1989 incident, she struck and killed 50-year-old Oleta Hardin, who had stepped onto a Fayetteville, Arkansas, road

1988

In 1988, Walton founded Llama Company, an investment bank, where she was president, chairwoman and CEO

1983

During a 1983 Thanksgiving family reunion near Acapulco, Mexico, Walton lost control of a rented Jeep and plunged into a ravine, shattering her leg

1974

At age 24, Walton was first married in 1974 to a prominent Louisiana investment banker, but the two were divorced two and a half years later

1949

Alice Louise Walton (born October 7, 1949) is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

1849

The 1849 painting, a tribute to Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole, had been given to the New York Public Library in 1904 by Julia Bryant, the daughter of Romantic poet and New York newspaper publisher William Cullen Bryant (who is depicted in the painting with Cole)

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