The Walton family is considered the richest family in the United States. Their combined wealth exceeds $247 billion, and the source of their wealth is Walmart. It was founded in Arkansas by two brothers, Sam, and Bud Walton. Sam had four children, and Bud had two children, Ann Walton Kroenke and Nancy Walton Laurie.
Who is Nancy Walton Laurie?
Nancy Walton Laurie is a businesswoman and a philanthropist. Nancy Walton Laurie is an American heiress to the fortune of Walmart. Her father was Bud Walton, co-founder of Wal-Mart. She was born on May 15, 1951, and grew up in Versailles, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor's degree in English.
Nancy's father, Bud Walton, passed away in 1995 at 73. Most people know little about her father because he preferred to work behind the scenes. While Sam Walton focused on operations, Bud specialized in acquiring real estate and building new stores. At his death, Wal-Mart had more than 2,000 Wal-Mart stores.
At Bud's death, Nancy and her sister Ann Walton Kroenke inherited their father's wealth. They both received enough Walmart stock to make them billionaires.
She met her husband in college.
Nancy met her husband, Bill Laurie, in college. He was the Memphis basketball team's starting guard who took part in the 1973 NCAA Championship game. Nancy married Bill Laurie, who became a commercial real estate investor. He owns several homes and two yachts. In addition, Nancy and Bill owned the St. Louis Blues professional ice hockey team from 1999 to 2006.
If you had Nancy's money, what causes would you support?