Wal-Mart founder propels firm to No. 1 slot
Behind the extraordinarily successful operations of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., there is a 73 year-old man, Sam Walton, who established the first store 29 years ago of what, today, is the largest retail chain in the U.S.
Despite the fact that Walton is fighting two types of cancer, he is still an important part of Wal-Mart's operation. He rarely misses a 7:30 a.m. Saturday meeting, where more than 300 of the chain's top managers get together to discuss operating and sales strategies with the sole goal of moving more merchandise.
Walton's career goal was always to make Wal-Mart the largest retailer. Based on sales …