Walmart is a juggernaut of a company which is the biggest in America and employs more than two million people around the world.
That means the people behind the huge business, which operates out of Bentonville in Arkansas, are going to close to the the likes of Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerburg and Warren Buffett in term of super wealth.
In fact, one of the family is the richest woman in America, the second richest woman in the world and the 20th richest person in the world.
Her name is Alice Walton, who is the only daughter of the late Walmart founder Sam Walton and his wife Helen, who died in 2007 at the age of 87.
Who is Alice Walton? Alice Walton is an American heiress to Walmart.
In September 2016 she owned $11 billion in Walmart shares.
As of January 2022, she had a net worth of $62.4 billion making her the 20th richest person in the world, and the 2nd richest woman in the world, behind L’Oreal heriess Françoise Bettencourt Meyers.
Background Alice Walton is 72 years-old and was born on the 7th October 1949 in Newport, Arkansas, United States of America. She is the youngest of four children and the only daughter of Sam and Helen Walton.
Her father opened up Walton’s Five and Dime Store in Bentonville and then created Walmart which changed the retail industry for everyone across the world.
Alice went to Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The Waltons’ combined income is more than the bottom 42 percent of households in the USA.
The horrific car crash that left her needing numerous surgeries Alice Walton has had a series of unfortunate car accidents, which has led to leaving one of her legs shorter than the other, and a crash which left a woman dead.
In 1983 she drove off a ravine and suffered an injury so serious it required more than two dozen surgeries and left her with one limb shorter than the other.
Another incident happened in 1989, where she was driving in Fayetteville, Arkansas when her car collided with 50-year-old Oleta Harden.
Ms Harden died from her injuries, but no charges were brought against Walton.
Another car-related incident happened in 1998 where Walton crashed her SUV Springdale, Arkansas into a gas meter and a phone booth.
Police found she was six points above the legal limit.
Her punishment was a fine of $950 dollars.