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Rob Walton

Rob WaltonAKA Samuel Robson Walton

Born: 28-Oct-1944
Birthplace: Tulsa, OK

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Relative
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Wal-Mart Chairman, world's 12th richest man

Rob Walton, Sam Walton's eldest son, officially took over as Wal-Mart's Chairman two days after his father's death from bone cancer. He had grown up in the family megacorporation, first as a member of the law firm representing the company and following that a series of executive posts. World's 12th richest person, net worth $19.2B per Forbes in 2009.

Father: Sam Walton (d. 5-Apr-1992 bone cancer)
Mother: Helen Robson Walton
Brother: James C. Walton
Brother: John Thomas Walton (b. 1946)
Sister: Alice L. Walton
Wife: Carolyn (div., three children)
Wife: (two children)

    University: College of Wooster
    University: BS Business Administration, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (1966)
    Law School: JD, Columbia Law School (1969)
    Administrator: Trustee, College of Wooster

    Wal-Mart Vice Chairman (1982-92)
    Wal-Mart Senior VP (1978-82)
    Wal-Mart (1969-78)
    Conner, Winters, Ballaine, Barry & McGowen
    Member of the Board of Wal-Mart (1978-, as Chairman, 1992-)
    Committee for the Preservation of Capitalism
    Conservation International Board of Directors
    Fund for a Free Market America
    George W. Bush for President

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