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Sam Walton

Born: 1918-03-29 - Died: 1992-04-05
Cause of Death:
Cancer


Death Summary: Walton died from multiple myeloma, a type of plasma cancer, in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 74.

Who was Sam Walton : Once the richest man in America, Samuel Moore Walton is the founder of both Sam's Club and Wal-Mart.

He came a long way considering that he grew up in the Great Depression struggling to help his family make ends meet.

He eventually joined the Army and supervised security at aircraft plants and PoW camps. He was even a Captain before he was through.

He left the military in 1945 and got into the business of running a store. He first bought a Ben Franklin variety store and began his quest for offering customers low prices. It worked and he went on to open a chain of Ben Franklins and finally opened up the original Wal-Mart in 1962. From there, it just snowballed.
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