Ten fun facts about Wal-Mart


Fact 1
According to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2014, Wal-Mart is the world's largest public corporation.

Fact 2
The Walton family, as a whole, have a combined net worth of almost $150 billion. That's as much as Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg combined.

Fact 3
The average profit is $1.8 million every hour and an average Wal-Mart Supercenter sells 140,000 individual items.


Fact 4
Wal-Mart holds the place as the largest employer in the United States. They employ five times as many people as the second largest employer, IBM.

Fact 5
Because of the issues Wal-Mart faces regarding their workforce issues and lawsuits, at least 70% of its employees leave within the first year.

Fact 6
Wal-Mart's cooperation with 'The Timothy Plan' only carries edited version of CDs and bans magazines such as 'Maxim'.

Fact 7
The first store, the Walmart Discount City store, was opened by Sam Walton in 1962 in Arkansas.

Fact 8
Though Wal-Mart advertises a 'Made in the U.S.A' campaign, many of their items are many in overseas sweatshops.

Fact 9
In 27 countries, the company has over 11,000 stores and at least 55 different names, including 'Seiyu' in Japan and 'Asda' in the United Kingdom.

Fact 10
In 2010, Wal-Mart and Procter&Gamble teamed up to produce two family movies: "Secrets of the Mountain" and "The Jensen Project."


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