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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 29, 2014.
By United Press International
Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of global billionaires for the 15th time in the last 20 years.
Ananth Baliga

Walmart names McMillon successor to Duke

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. retail giant Walmart Monday named company veteran Doug McMillon as successor to President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Duke.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 29, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 29, 2012.
By United Press International
Wal-Mart poised for big holiday season

Wal-Mart poised for big holiday season

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Retail giant Wal-Mart is poised to accomplish something rare for U.S. retailers this holiday season: It is poised to have a Merry Christmas, analysts said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 29, 2008.
By United Press International

Cars define the CEO, survey finds

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. employees pay close attention to what their company head drives, with only 10 percent of nearly 3,000 people not knowing, a survey found Tuesday.

Goldman, Walton heirs plan Hyatt deal

CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Goldman Sachs, the investment giant, and heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton plan a joint billion-dollar investment in the Global Hyatt hotel chain.

Wal-Mart founder's widow Helen Walton dies

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 20 (UPI) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. matriarch Helen Robson Walton, widow of company founder Sam Walton, has died at age 87 in her Bentonville, Ark., home.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, March 29, 2007.
By United Press International

Eakins' painting to sell for record sum

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The sale of Thomas Eakins' painting, "The Gross Clinic," is set to break the price record for a U.S. artistic work made before World War II.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2006 with 277 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2006 with 277 to follow.
By United Press International

Sam Walton's son John killed in air crash

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., June 28 (UPI) -- John Walton, the second son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, was killed when his ultra-light aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff in Wyoming.
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Sam Walton
Sam Walton, foudner of the Wal-Mart chain, died April 5, 1992 at the Uniuversity of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital in Little Rock. he had been diagnosed with bone cancer. Walton was 74. He is pictured addressing the stockholders at the 1991 stockholders meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992) was a businessman and entrepreneur born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma best known for founding the retailers Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.

Sam Walton was born to Thomas Gibson Walton and Nancy "Nannie" Lee (née Lawrence) near Kingfisher, Oklahoma on March 29, 1918. There, he lived with his parents on their farm until 1923. Sam's father decided farming did not generate enough income on which to raise a family, so he decided to go back to a previous profession of a mortgage man. He and his family (now with another son, James, born in 1921) moved from Oklahoma to Chesterfield, Missouri. There they moved from one small town to another for several years. While attending eighth grade in Shelbina, Sam became the youngest Eagle Scout in the state's history. In adult life, Walton became a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

Growing up during the Great Depression, Walton had numerous chores to help make financial ends meet for his family as was common at the time. He milked the family cow, bottled the surplus, and drove it to customers. Afterwards, he would deliver newspapers on a paper route. In addition, he also sold magazine subscriptions. Upon graduating, he was voted "Most Versatile Boy".

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