The Waltons are widely-known for living very low-profile lives, therefore it is often hard to find them in press or any signs of their wealth.
Throughout life Rob was constantly compared with his father Sam. He is considered to be a brilliant person, but unlike his father he is neither the retailing genius nor the firecracker. His strength is that he never denies that fact. In the interview to the Fortune magazine he said, "Me and Dad are just very different people," Rob says. "My strengths are more analytical. I've got a legal background and an accounting background. I really wouldn't feel appropriate comparing myself to him."
Rob is known for flying the airplane on his own. Lee Scott: "We never fly on the same plane, so if we're going to a meeting out of town we sometimes race to see who can get there first," "Rob's a good pilot, he follows all the rules."
Apart from it, he is a huge lover of vintage sports cars. Rob Walton’s car collection[vi] reportedly includes a Ferrari 250 GTO (which sell for $35 to $52 Million), a 1965 Shelby Cobra (valued at $820 Thousand), a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM (valued at $14.6 Million), a 1960 Maserati T60, a 1958 Scarab MKI, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB (valued at up to $4.1 Million), a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (purchased by Rob for $12.1 Million; one recently sold for $39.8 Million).
Although his net worth stands at $34.2 Billion, long-time Walmart chairman Rob Walton has not made a single personal contribution to the Walton Family Foundation, according to a report by The Walmart1Percent. The report is based on an analysis of 23 years’ worth of the Foundation’s tax returns.
His leadership at Wal-Mart was often criticized and vilified because of pseudo-policies concerning issues of environment, working hours and discrimination. Members of the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) and their allies have continually reached out to Rob Walton for him to listen to their concerns. Mr. Walton has repeatedly took no notice of these requests.
Physical Characteristics: 1.83 meters tall
Quotes from others about the person
Lee Scott: "Can you imagine growing up as Sam Walton's oldest son?" "But I think Rob has it figured out. He celebrates his dad's memory but he doesn't compete with him. Rob does his own thing."
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