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About S. Robson Walton
Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is currently (as of 2012) Chairman of the company, worldwide. As of October 2012, Rob Walton was listed as the 11th richest person in the world according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. According to Forbes, his net worth was $33.3 billion as of 9 March 2013.
Walton attended The College of Wooster and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He received a juris doctor degree in 1969 from the Columbia University School of Law in New York City. Walton is also a trustee at The College of Wooster.
After graduation Walton became a member of the law firm which represented Wal-Mart; Conner and Winters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1978 he left Tulsa to join Wal-Mart as a senior vice president and in 1982 he was appointed vice chairman.
He was named chairman of the board of directors of Wal-Mart on April 7, 1992, two days after his father's death, and still maintains that title.
By the time he left Tulsa in 1978, Rob Walton had three children, was divorced from his first wife and remarried to Carolyn Funk. He and Carolyn filed for divorce in 2000.