Born In: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Samuel Robson Walton, popularly known as Rob Walton, is an American businessman who is the 12th richest person in the world as per the Forbes 400 list of 2019, having an estimated net worth of more than $50 billion. Being the eldest son of Helen and Sam Walton, the co-founder of Walmart, Rob fondly remembers moving boxes and sweeping floors at his Dad’s stores when he was a child. An heir to the retail fortune of Walmart, he has served as the Chairman of the corporation for over 20 years till 2015. He handed over the post to his son-in-law Greg Penner, after his retirement, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Walmart. S. Robson Walton is also a board member of the Walton Family Foundation and along with his brother and sister has pledged $2 billion to the foundation. When he is not working, Rob is an avid sports cars collector; he loves to race, cycle, and fly planes.
Also Known As: Samuel Robson Walton, Rob Walton
Spouse/Ex-: Melani Lowman-Walton (m. 2005), Carolyn Funk (m. ?–2000)
father: Sam Walton
mother: Helen Walton
siblings: Alice Walton, Jim C. Walton, Jim Walton, John Walton
children: Carrie Walton Penner
Born Country: United States
Notable Alumni: Columbia Law School, University Of Arkansas
U.S. State: Oklahoma
education: University of Arkansas, Columbia Law School
S. Robson Walton was born on 27 October 1944, in Tulsa Oklahoma, to Sam and Helen Walton. He is the eldest amongst four children and has a sister Alice and two brothers named Jim and John. His brother passed away in an airplane crash on the 27 June 2005.
Rob was married to Patricia Rawlings Walton until the late 1970s when the couple got divorced, after which, Rob married his second wife Carolyn Funk. Carolyn and Rob were married for more than 25 years, till the year 2000 when they got divorced.
Five years later, Rob married Melani Lowman Walton who was a trainer and basketball coach.
S. Robson Walton has three children from his first marriage; son Sam Walton, born in 1968, daughter Carrie Walton Penner born in the year 1970 and the youngest son Ben Walton, born in 1975. His son-in-law, Greg Penner, husband of Carrie Walton, is the current Chairman of the Walmart corporation.
Rob is a vintage sports cars enthusiast and his collection boasts of a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, a Ferrari 250 GTO, a 1958 Scarab MKI, a 1960 Maserati T60, a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, and a 1965 Shelby Cobra. Although he has been criticized for spending millions on buying these automobiles, this is one of Rob’s dearest passions.
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