Ranked as the ten richest men in the world by the Forbes List, Jim Walton is the CEO of Wal-Mart. The younger son of Sam Walton, Jim Walton has a net worth of $34.7 billion. In 1965, He graduated from the Bentonville High School. He also has a keen interest in football and a licensed pilot.
He has received a bachelor’s degree in Business administration in Marketing from University of Arkansas in 1971. In the year 1972, he was involved in the real estate dealings for Walmart. After duration of 4 years, he moved ahead as the President of the family owned Walton Enterprises.
Jim Walton – Family Profile
Let us take a look at Him Walton Family Tree
Jim Walton Parents – Sam Walton & Helen Walton
Born – 29 March 1918
Sam Walton was the father of Jim Walton and the founder of the retail giant Walmart. He was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Married to Helen Robson on the 14th February 1943, the couple was blessed with four children named Samuel Robson (Rob) born in 1944, John Thomas (1946-2005), James Carr (Jim) born in 1948, and Alice Louise born in 1949. Walton suffered from cancer of two different types’ hairy-cell leukemia and bone marrow cancer. He died on April 5, 1992.
Mother: Helen Walton:
Born – 3 December 1919
Helen Walton was the Philanthropic source behind Walmart. She has been ranked as the 29th Richest Person In The World by the Forbes magazine and has a fortune of $16.4 billion.
She was also the chairwoman of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation. She was a graduate from the University of Oklahoma. Helen died of natural causes at the age of 87. She died on April 19, 2007.
Jim Walton Siblings – Rob Walton, John Walton, Alice Walton
Rob Walton (brother)
Born – 28 Oct 1944
Married to: Patricia Rawlings Walton (Ex), Carolyn Funk (Ex), Melani Lowman (Current)
Rob Walton, the eldest of Sam Walton sons was born in Tulsa. He took up as the chairperson of the Walmart Corporation. He studied at the College of Wooster, and further took a degree in Business administration from the University of Arkansas. He studied Law at the Columbia Law School.
The Forbes Magazine rated him with a net worth $19.2 billion as the World’s 12th Richest Person. Married thrice, his first wife was Patricia Rawlings Walton, whom he divorced in late 1970s. Until the year 2000; S. Robson Walton and Carolyn Funk were married. They have three children named Carrie Walton Penner, Ben, and Sam. Rob Walton again remarried in the year 2005, Melani Lowman, who is a professional basketball coach and worked in the real estate earlier.
Rob Walton Children
Carrie Walton Penner, Ben Walton, SamWalton
John Walton (Brother)
Born – 8 October 1946
Married to: Chirsty Walton
Unlike other members of the family, John listed his name in the Army; he served as a member of Special Forces in Vietnam. He studied at the College of Wooster. Married to Christy, the couple has a son named Luke. He died in the year 2005 due to an unfortunate plane crash.
John Walton Children – Luke Walton
Alice Walton (Sister)
Born – 7 October 1949
Married to: Unknown (Now Separated)
Alice started her career as an advisor with the First Commerce Cooperation, moved ahead as the vice chairperson, and handled all the investment-related plans at the Arvest Bank Group. On the personal front, she first married at the age of 24 to a prominent Louisiana investment banker, but within a span of 2.5 years, they divorced each other. Shortly after this, Alice remarried a contractor who designed her swimming pool, but they too quickly separated. She resides in Mineral Wells, Texas.
Jim Walton Wife – Lynne McNabb Walton
Lynne McNabb Walton is the wife of Jim Walton. The couple resides in their family home in Bentonville, Arizona. The couple has four children, namely Alice, Steuart, Thomas and James.
Jim Walton Family:
Daughter: Alice Anne Walton
Son: Thomas Layton Walton
Son: Stewart Lawrence Walton
The Forbes Magazine rates Jim Walton as the 10th richest man in the world in the year 2014. He has a net worth of over $ 34.7 Billion.