Wal-Mart Company Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Snope, Business Pundit, The Wal-Mart Effect
Research Date: July 12th, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is an American multinational retailer corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. The company is the world's third largest public corporation. It is also the biggest private employer in the world with over two million employees, and is the largest retailer in the world. Walmart remains a family-owned business, as the company is controlled by the Walton family who own a 48% stake in Walmart. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962, incorporated on October 31, 1969. Walmart is also the largest grocery retailer in the United States. In 2009, it generated 51% of its US$258 billion sales in the U.S. from grocery business.

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Wal-Mart StatisticsData
Total amount of money spent at Wal-Mart every hour of every day$36,000,000
Total amount of profit Wal-Mart makes every minute$34,880
Total number of employees2,000,000
Total number of stores4,253
Percentage of Americans that live within 15 minutes of Wal-Mart90%
Total sales annually$405 Billion
Total number of Wal-Mart Brands27
Average amount of square feet per Wal-Mart Supercenter197,000 square feet
Amount per every U.S. dollar spent at Wal-Mart8 cents
Total number of customers per week100,000,000
World Rank by economy if Wal-Mart were a country19th
Percent of Wal-Mart cashiers that are women72%
Percent of purchases made by families making less than $40,000 annually42%
Percent of Wal-Mart suppliers located in China80%

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