2018 Walmart Shareholders Meeting

2018 Walmart Shareholders Meeting

For the first time in Walmart shareholder meeting history, Walmart’s top 1% has changed the rules to exclude the majority of Walmart workers from being present during business proposal votes on wage transparency and other issues that affect them on a daily basis, further silencing the voice of Walmart workers. Which begs the question…

What is Walmart Hiding? 

Click here to read the 12 Things Walmart is Hiding from Its Shareholders and the American Public

Click here to read the The Growing Wage Divide Between Walmart’s Top 1% and its Workers

Richest family in the U.S. now 25% richer

Today, Forbes released its annual list of the 400 richest Americans. Not only can the Waltons still count themselves as the richest family in America, but their net worth rose 25% in the last six months. The six Waltons on the list—Christy, Alice, Jim, Rob, Ann, and Nancy—are worth a combined $144.7 billion, up $29 billion from the last Forbes tally in March. It’s as if the richest Waltons found a long-lost, equally affluent sibling.

At $115.7 billion, the Walton family remains the face of the 1% in America

This week, Forbes released its annual billionaires issue. Predictably, the Waltons, whose wealth is derived almost exclusively from their holdings in Walmart, rank among the richest people on the planet. Six of them appear on the Forbes Billionaires list, and they are collectively worth $115.7 billion. Sam Walton’s heirs rank among the top 20 richest people on the planet and his brother Bud’s children are further down the list—but still miles above the rest of us:

Waltons Get Richer; Walmart Workers, Average Americans Struggle

Forbes came out with their list of wealthiest Americans today, and it’s been another good year for the Waltons. Four Waltons—Christy, Jim, Alice, and Rob—find themselves in the top ten, and two more Waltons round out the top 100. The Waltons are now worth $115 billion, making them far and away the richest family in America.

New Data: Waltons Richer, America Poorer

Walton Family now richer than nearly 50 million American families combined

Skyrocketing Walton wealth

Walmart’s stock has been trading near record highs over the past few weeks, which got us thinking about the Waltons’ wealth. Sam Walton’s three living children—Alice, Jim, and Rob—own or control over half of the company’s shares. They, along with their sister-in-law Christy Walton and cousins Ann Walton Kroenke and Nancy Walton Laurie, regularly make appearances on the Forbes 400. Walmart is the source of much of their wealth—when Walmart’s stock price soars, so does the family’s wealth.

Kroenkes make Aspen’s most expensive real estate purchase of 2011

Aspen Journalism reports that Stan Kroenke and Ann Walton Kroenke made the “most expensive real estate purchase of 2011” in Aspen, Colorado, when they dropped $20.75 million to purchase a 10,596-square-foot home last November. Aspen, of course, is the ski resort town named “The Most Expensive Town in America” by the Wall Street Journal. It’s also where the two billionaire Kroenkes met.

Kroenkes make Aspen's most expensive real estate purchase of 2011

Aspen Journalism reports that Stan Kroenke and Ann Walton Kroenke made the “most expensive real estate purchase of 2011” in Aspen, Colorado, when they dropped $20.75 million to purchase a 10,596-square-foot home last November. Aspen, of course, is the ski resort town named “The Most Expensive Town in America” by the Wall Street Journal. It’s also where the two billionaire Kroenkes met.