Sam Walton By: Eileen burkhart

Innovation Story

Sam wanted to create big stores that had reasonable prices and had everything stocked. Since this was his dream, he created Wal-Mart and Sam's club.


  • Consumer goods


  • Walton was born on March 29, 1918 in Kingfisher, OK.
  • As a boy, Sam was in Eagle Scouts.
  • Since Walton was able to do so many things, he was named "Most Versatile Boy" in junior high.
  • In high school, Sammy was the quarter back of his football team.
  • Walton went to the University of Columbia in Missouri.
  • Sam got a degree in economics.
  • After College, Sam got a job at JCP.
  • Walton got married to Helen Walton.
  • Sam and Helen had 3 children.

Character Traits

  • Determined
  • Versatile
  • Understanding

Famous Quote

"Individuals don't win; teams do"

Fun Facts

  1. Sam loved to hunt and be outdoors.
  2. Walton's go-to vehicle was a red 1985 ford pick-up truck.
  3. Sammy was in the military.
  4. In Sam's later life, he had hairy cell leukemia and bone marrow cancer.

Impact on My Life

  • If Wal-Mart and Sam's club didn't exist, I wouldn't have any food in my house.
In case you have never been to a Wal-Mart, here's a picture of one

Works Cited

  • "Sam Walton." Ed. Editor. A&E Networks Television, 26 Mar. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2016.

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