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S. Robson Walton

Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores
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Net worth 2018: $42.2 Billion
Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas
Country: United States
BirthDay: 28 October 1944
Sigh: Scorpio
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Arkansas; Doctor of Jurisprudence, Columbia University

S. Robson Walton was bornon 28 October 1944 in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States, is Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores. S. Robson Walton is #16 in List Billionaires People In The World. Rob Walton is the eldest son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. He ran the retailer for 23 years, taking over as chairman upon his father's death in 1992. He retired as chairman in June 2015 and was replaced by his son-in-law, Greg Penner. He still sits on the board of Wal-Mart. He and other heirs of Sam Walton collectively own more than half of Wal-Mart's stock.


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Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is an American businessman and is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He served as Chairman of Walmart from 1992 to 2015. As of January 2018, Walton had a net worth of $48.2 billion, making him the 16th richest person in the world.Rob Walton was born on October 28, 1944 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the oldest of four children of Sam Walton (1918–1992), cofounder of Wal-Mart, and Helen Walton (1919–2007). He has a younger brother, Jim Walton and a younger sister, Alice Walton. Another brother, John Walton, died in 2005.Walton attended The College of Wooster and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, where he was also a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 1969. Walton is also a trustee at The College of Wooster.After graduation Walton became a member of the law firm that represented Wal-Mart, Conner & Winters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1978 he left Tulsa to join Wal-Mart as a senior vice president, and in 1982 he was appointed vice chairman. He was named chairman of the board of directors on April 7, 1992, two days after his father's death.Along with his siblings, he has pledged about $2 billion to the Walton Family Foundation from 2008 to 2013.By the time he left Tulsa in 1978, Walton had three children, was divorced from his first wife, and was remarried to Carolyn Funk. He and Carolyn filed for divorce in 2000. He married his third wife Melani Lowman-Walton in 2005.He is ranked at #17 on the 2013 Forbes list of world billionaires with a net worth of $26.1 billion. On the 2013 Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America, he is ranked at #9.
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