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Walmart (NYSE: WMT)

Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, the company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969.
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Fast Facts

  • CEO: Doug McMillon
  • 2018 Revenue: $500.3 billion
  • Employees: 2.2 million
  • Founded: 1962
  • Headquarters: Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Key Subsidiaries: Flipkart, Jet.com, Sam’s Club, Modcloth, Hayneedle
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