Alice Walton Biography
(Daughter of Walmart founder Samuel Walton)
Birthday: October 7, 1949 (Libra)
Born In: Newport, Arkansas, United States
Alice Louise Walton is the daughter of Walmart founder Samuel Walton. She was ranked the 18th-richest person and the second richest woman in the world as of April 2019. Raised in Bentonville, Arkansas, Alice Louise Walton earned her B.A. degree in economics and finance from Trinity University in San Antonio and then began her career at her father’s company. However, she soon gave up her position to take up an array of financial jobs, ultimately opening her own investment bank, Llama Company, which she had to close down after ten years. Concurrently, she started raising cutting horses and undertaking philanthropic work, becoming the driving force behind setting up Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, helping generously with its funding. Always interested in art, she also became an avid art collector, eventually establishing Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art at her hometown Bentonville, dedicating it to American art and artists. She currently holds the post of its chairperson.