Company Facts

Walmart employs 2.2 million associates around the world -- 1.4 million in the U.S. alone. About 75% of our store management teams started as hourly associates, and they earn between $50,000 and $170,000 a year — similar to what firefighters, accountants, and even doctors make. Last year, Walmart promoted about 170,000 people to jobs with more responsibility and higher pay.

Walmart Locations

Walmart operates over 11,500 stores in 28 countries around the world. Visit Our Business to learn more. We operate stores under 65 different banners globally. See our interactive map to learn more about each market where we operate.

Financial Facts

For the fiscal year ended January 30, 2015 Walmart increased net sales by1.9% to $482.2 billion and returned $7.2 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. See our quarterly earnings results and annual reports for more details, or view all financial information.

Executive Leadership

The CEO of Walmart is Doug McMillion. The Chairperson of our Board of Directors is Greg Penner. Learn more about our Executive Management team and Board of Directors on our Leadership page. Find recent speeches from top management in our Leadership Spotlight.


Walmart was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton when our first store opened in Rogers, Arkansas. Learn more about Our Heritage, including a detailed timeline of Walmart's first 50 years and see the Walmart Visitor Center in the original Walton's 5&10.

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