18 Fun Wal-Mart Facts

#1 The average U.S. family now spends more than $4000 a year at Wal-Mart.

 

#2 In 2010, Wal-Mart had revenues of 421 billion dollars. That amount was greater than the GDP of 170 different countries including Norway, Venezuela and the United Arab Emirates.

 

#3 If Wal-Mart was a nation, it would have the 23rd largest GDP in the world.

 

#4 Wal-Mart now sells more groceries than anyone else in America does. In the United States today, one out of every four grocery dollars is spent at Wal-Mart.

 

 

#5 Amazingly, 100 million customers shop at Wal-Mart every single week.

 

 

#6 Wal-Mart has opened more than 1,100 “supercenters” since 2005 alone.

 

 

#7 Today, Wal-Mart has more than 2 million employees.

 

 

#8 If Wal-Mart was an army, it would be the second largest military on the planet behind China.

 

 

#9 Wal-Mart is the largest employer in 25 different U.S. states.

 

 

#10 According to the Economic Policy Institute, trade between Wal-Mart and China resulted in the loss of 133,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States between 2001 and 2006.

 

 

#11 The CEO of Wal-Mart makes more in a single hour than a full-time Wal-Mart associate makes in an entire year.

 

 

#12 Tens of thousands of Wal-Mart employees and their children are enrolled in Medicaid and are dependent on the government for healthcare.

 

 

#13 Between 2001 and 2007, the value of products that Wal-Mart imported from China grew from $9 billion to $27 billion.

 

 

#14 Amazingly, 96 percent of all Americans now live within 20 miles of a Wal-Mart.

 

 

#15 The number of “independent retailers” in the United States declined by 60,000 between 1992 and 2007.

 

 

#16 According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Wal-Mart spent 7.8 million dollars on political lobbying during 2011. That number does not even include campaign contributions.

 

 

#17 Today, Wal-Mart has five times the sales of the second largest U.S. retailer (Costco).

 

 

#18 The combined net worth of six members of the Walton family is roughly equal to the combined net worth of the poorest 30 percent of all Americans.

 

 

Updated: January 1, 2015 — 11:19 pm
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