S. Robson Walton
#25366 Overall Influence

S. Robson Walton

Chairman of Walmart


Why is this person notable and influential?

Samuel Robson “Rob” Walton was born on October 28, 1944, and has achieved the title of the 17th richest person in the world due to his position as the heir to the Walmart fortune.

Walton graduated from the University of Arkansas after studying business administration. He pursued a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University Law School.

Walton used his degree to practice for Conner & Winters, the firm that represented Walmart at the time. He later joined Walmart as a senior vice president, and was eventually promoted to vice chairman. Upon his father’s death in 1992, Walton assumed the position of the chairman of the board of directors.

Walton has been married three times and has three children. He has a large collection of automobiles, and has pledged to donate $2 billion to the Walton Family Foundation. The foundation focuses on education (particularly the construction of charter schools) and environmental issues.

Who owns Walmart now?

Walmart is owned by the Walton family and is the largest private employer in the world with a total of 2.2 million employees

Where does Jim Walton live?

Jim Walton resides in Bentonville, Arkansas, home of the Walmart headquarters

Who is the head of the Walton family?

Rob Walton is the oldest of Sam Walton’s three surviving children.

From Wikipedia

Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton. He served as Chairman of Walmart from 1992 to 2015. As of September 2020, Walton had a net worth of $68.1 billion, making him the 14th richest person in the world.

Source: Wikipedia

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What schools is this person affiliated with?
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas

Public research university in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

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How’s this person influential?
#1016 World Rank #592 USA Rank
#10617 World Rank #5913 USA Rank