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Sam Walton

1918 - 1992

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Samuel Moore Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992) was an American business magnate best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club, which he started in 1962 and 1983 respectively. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. grew to be the world's largest corporation by revenue as well as the biggest private employer in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Walton has received more than 5,280,434 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Sam Walton is the 95th most popular businessperson (up from 103rd in 2019), the 1,138th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,195th in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Businessperson.

Sam Walton was most famous for founding Wal-Mart, which is the largest retailer in the world.

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  • 5.3M

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  • 61.27

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  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among businesspeople, Sam Walton ranks 95 out of 601Before him are Benjamin Guggenheim, Madam C. J. Walker, John McAfee, Bertha Benz, Michele Ferrero, and Nathan Mayer Rothschild. After him are Louis Chevrolet, Eusebi Güell, Gianni Infantino, William Boeing, Lee Iacocca, and Christophe Plantin.

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Among people born in 1918, Sam Walton ranks 47Before him are Günther Rall, Jens Christian Skou, Ahmed Deedat, Patricio Aylwin, Yasuhiro Nakasone, and Robert Aldrich. After him are Hans Scholl, Paul D. Boyer, Edward A. Murphy Jr., Julian Schwinger, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, and Arthur Kornberg. Among people deceased in 1992, Sam Walton ranks 36Before him are Paolo Borsellino, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Günther Anders, H. L. A. Hart, Kaysone Phomvihane, and David Bohm. After him are Denny Hulme, César Manrique, Albert Pierrepoint, Peter D. Mitchell, Joan Fuster, and John Sturges.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Walton ranks 1,138 out of 18,182Before him are Stephen Crane (1871), James Brendan Connolly (1868), Dred Scott (1795), Marcheline Bertrand (1950), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), and Donna Leon (1942). After him are Martha Washington (1731), Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), Jackie Robinson (1919), Arthur Ashe (1943), James Cagney (1899), and Paul D. Boyer (1918).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Sam Walton ranks 29Before him are Larry Ellison (1944), Estée Lauder (1906), Paul Allen (1953), Larry Flynt (1942), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), and Madam C. J. Walker (1867). After him are William Boeing (1881), Lee Iacocca (1924), Fred Trump (1905), Mike Markkula (1942), William Randolph Hearst (1863), and John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874).