Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992)
Oklahoma-born Sam Walton is the founder of Walmart retail chain and
Sam’s Club. He worked at J.C. Penny in Des Moines, Iowa, training in
management. He managed his first variety store, which was part of
the Butler Brothers chain, in 1945 when he was only 26.
Walton’s Five and Dime, now the Wal-Mart Visitor’s Center, Bentonville