28th Oct 44
Born in: United States
Marital status: Divorced
Chairman of the world’s largest retail chain Wal-Mart, S. Robson Walton is the United States 4th wealthiest citizen and stands 22nd on the Forbes billionaires list with a total worth of $35.2 billion. Born in 1945, as the first son to Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, S. Robson studied business administration in the University of Arkansas, and later received a jurisprudence doctorate from New York’s Colombia University School of Law. Later, he joined the law firm responsible for representing his father’s company, and gradually joined Walmart, for which he became the Chairman after his father’s death. With S. Robson’s vision Walmart’s benefit comes from sales of worth $405 billion, and employs around 2.1 million people across 28 countries. A trust was set up in 1990, which divided the ownership of Wal-Mart’s investments among the three siblings of S. Robson Walton. Alice Walton, the youngest of the Walton family and the sister of S. Robson, is one of the heiress of world’s biggest retail chain with a net worth exceeding $21 billion.
Lean and 6 feet tall with close-cropped hair, S. Robson Walton now turned 67, and always seemed destined to follow his father’s footsteps. He is known for carrying a notebook on trips to take notes and write down names. Robson is married twice, and has five children. In spite of being the richest American Family, the Walton’s lives a low profile life, and it’s hard to find them in press or any signs of their wealth. The philanthropic Walton family has a Walton Family Foundation, and is known for contributing $300 million to the University of Arkansas. S. Robson Walton is also the trustee of his former college, the College of Wooster.