The Case Of Wal Mart

1119 WordsSep 16, 20145 Pages
When we hear someone say they need to go to the grocery store, what is the first place that comes to mind? For most of us, it is Wal Mart. From its market end, to its home and beauty supply, all the way to its lawn and garden department, Wal Mart has been ordained one of the most profitable companies in the entire world. But it did not start out that way. With a dream, determination, leadership, and some sweat, Sam Walton, made a small mom and pop store into the multibillion dollar company it is today. On March 29, 1918, Samuel Moore Walton was born to Thomas and Nancy Walton of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. As a young boy Walton and his family moved locations and found themselves living in the small town of Columbia, Missouri. Growing up, Walton excelled at school, making the top grades of his class. He was also known for his athletic ability, and in high school was the quarterback for his high school football team (biography.com). When Walton graduated high school in 1936, he was voted “most versatile boy” (biography.com). Little did anyone know that that most versatile boy was going to achieve great success in just a few short years. After graduating high school, Sam decided to further his education and attended the University of Missouri. He graduated in 1940 with his degree in economics. Shortly after graduation, Walton joined the army at the mere age of 24. He served until 1945 as Captain of an intelligence unit (biography.com). Upon returning home

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