Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., branded as Walmart /ˈwɒlmɑrt/, is an American multinational retail corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. The company is the world's second largest public corporation, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2013, 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 over 50 percent of Walmart. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies.

Type:   Public
Traded as:    NYSE: WMT Dow Jones Industrial Average Component S&P 500 Component
Industry:    Retail
Founded:    1962, Rogers, Arkansas, U.S.
Founder(s):    Sam Walton
Headquarters:    Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S.
Number of locations:    11,047 (Sept 2013)
Area served:    Worldwide
Key people:    S. Robson Walton, Chairman, David Cheesewright, CEO
Products:    Apparel/footwear specialty, cash & carry/warehouse club, discount store, hypermarket/supercenter/superstore, supermarket
Revenue:    Increase US$ 469.162 billion (FY 2013)
Operating income:    Increase US$ 27.801 billion (FY 2013)
Net income:    Increase US$ 16.999 billion (FY 2013)
Total assets:   Increase US$ 203.105 billion (FY 2013)
Total equity:    Increase US$ 76.343 billion (FY 2013)
Owner(s):    Walton family
Employees:    2.2 million (2013)
Divisions:    Walmart Canada
Subsidiaries:    Asda, Sam's Club, Seiyu Group, Walmex
Website:    Corporate.Walmart.com, Walmart.com