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Samuel Moore Walton
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Born March 29, 1918
Died April 6, 1992
Cause of death Multiple myeloma
Occupation Chairman, Wal-Mart
Net worth $15.2 billion 1985-1988 Forbes 400
Spouse(s) Helen Walton
(m. 1943-1992, his death)
Children S. Robson Walton
John T. Walton (dead)
Jim Walton
Alice Walton

Samuel Moore Walton was an American businessman. He was born on March 29, 1918 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Walton created the well-known American stores, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. Walton was born to Thomas Gibson Walton and Nancy Lee Walton. He was part of the Walton family, which is one of the richest families in the world. Walton died on April 6, 1992.

He died a billionaire but was known for driving a pick-up truck instead of an expensive car.


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