About Alice Louise Walton
Alice Louise Walton (born October 7, 1949) is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton and Jim Walton. In March 2012, her estimated net worth was US$26.3 billion, making her the second-richest American woman and the tenth-richest American. As of October 2012, According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index her estimated net worth was US $27.1 billion, making her the 14th richest person in the world.
Alice Walton, founder and chair of the board of directors of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, has been instrumental in the advancement of economic growth and transportation improvements for the state. She played an influential role in the Walton Family Foundation, one of the nation’s greatest philanthropic organizations. The foundation has made transformational contributions to the University of Arkansas. Walton has served on the Board of Advisors for the Sam M. Walton Graduate School of Business and established the Alice L. Walton Chair in Finance. In 2012, Walton received an honorary Doctor of Arts and Humane Letters from the University of Arkansas.
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