Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, iscount department stores. It is the world's largest public corporation by revenue, according to the 2008 Fortune Global 500. Founded by Sam Walton in 1962, it was incorporated on October 31, 1969, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. It is the largest private employer in the world and the fourth largest utility or commercial employer, trailing the British National Health Service, and the Indian Railways. Wal-Mart is the largest grocery retailer in the United States, with an estimated 20% of the retail grocery and consumables business, as well as the largest toy seller in the U.S. It also owns and operates the North American company of Sam's Club.

Trivia about walmart

  • The bulk of the holdings of No. 10, Christy Walton, the world's richest woman, are in this company
  • This U.S. retail chain has about 2.1 million employees, about the same as the population of Namibia
  • This company, WMT, employs 2.1 million associates worldwide & is the largest private employer in Mexico
  • The fiscal year 2009 sales of this Bentonville, Arkansas companv were $401 billion
  • It has a Supercenter on South 9th St. in Salina, Kansas
  • The only 2 Dow stocks to rise in 2008 were McDonald's, which posted a 6% gain, & this retail giant, up 18%