Alice Louise Walton is the youngest child of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. She owns almost 343 million shares in the world's largest retailer, mostly through the family's holding company Walton Enterprises. She also owns a large collection of American art, which is displayed in her museum, Crystal Bridges, located in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Billionaires Alice Walton, George Soros and Marc Benioff are helping to finance a super-political action committee encouraging former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president, according to a report filed yesterday with the Federal Election Commission.
Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s former general counsel has joined a sports-medicine clinic and foundation supported by a range of wealthy benefactors, including a member of the Walton family and a Wal-Mart director.
Neal McCabe, a former global co-head of a Lehman Brothers unit whose career included working for Salomon Brothers, an heir to the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fortune and a Texas oil company, has died. He was 60.
In 2003, Luis Amaral bought Eurocash SA, a Warsaw-based grocery business, for 120 million Polish zlotys ($30 million). The operation was losing money. Competitors were taking market share. Its owner, Jeronimo Martins SGPS SA, the Lisbon-based retail operation controlled by billionaire Alexandre Soares Dos Santos, wanted nothing to do with it.
The American Folk Art Museum won’t sell its collection to pay interest on $31.9 million it borrowed to construct a new building, after defaulting on payments in July 2009, the institution’s director said.