Wal-Mart Is Family Friendly—at Least to Members of the Walton Family

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Los Angeles, on Nov. 26, 2013 Photograph by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Sam Walton founded Wal-Mart Stores in 1962, and the company went public eight years later. It’s now the biggest retailer in the world, with revenue last year of $476.3 billion. It employs 1.3 million associates, as Wal-Mart calls them, which also makes it the biggest employer in the U.S. after the federal government.

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