16 Facts About Walmart That Will Blow Your Mind

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Walmart announced earnings this morning. The major retailer reported a net income of $0.97 per share on revenue of $109.5 billion. Analysts were expecting a profit of $0.98 per share on revenue of $108.86 billion. Everyone knows Walmart is an impossibly large global corporation intent on world domination.

So just how big is the multinational discount retailer?

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title=”Walmart has more employees — 2.1 million — than seven times the population of Iceland.”
content=” Source: Walmart Corporate & Financial Fact Sheet

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title=”In 2011, Walmart registered $419 billion in sales — $7 billion more than Norway’s 2010 GPD. If Walmart were a country, it would be the 25th largest economy in the world.”
content=”Source: Walmart Corporate & Financial Fact Sheet and Daily Finance
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title=”Roughly 4,700 (about 90%) of international stores operate under a banner other than Walmart, including Walmex in Mexico, Asda in the UK, Seiyu in Japan, and Best Price in India.”
content=”Source: Walmart Corporate & Financial Fact Sheet

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title=”Each week, Walmart serves more than 200 million customers at more than 9,600 retail outlets in 28 countries.”
content=”Source: Walmart Corporate & Financial Fact Sheet

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title=”In 2010, CEO Michael Duke’s annual salary of $35 million earned him more in an hour than his employees earned in an entire year working for $8.75/hour.”
content=”Source: ABC News
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title=”In 2009, Walmart sold more bananas than any other item.”
content=”Source: Bloomberg
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permalink=”chinas-exports-to-walmart-accounted-for-11-of-the-growth-of-the-total-us-trade-deficit-with-china-between-2001-and-2006-7″
title=”China’s exports to Walmart accounted for 11% of the growth of the total U.S. trade deficit with China between 2001 and 2006.”
content=”Source: Economic Policy Institute

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title=”Walmart is one of the largest private employers in the USA, and the largest in Mexico.”
content=”Source: Walmart Corporate & Financial Fact Sheet
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title=”If Walmart’s more than 900 million square feet of retail space were spread out over one place it would take up roughly 34 miles — about 1.5 times the size of Manhattan.”
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title=”Walmart parking lots alone take up roughly the size of Tampa, Florida.”
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title=”In 2000, Walmart was sued 4,851 times — about once every 2 hours.”
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title=”90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a Walmart.”
content=”Source: Business Pundit
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title=”The Walton family has given away about 2% of its net worth to charity — Bill Gates is giving away 48% of his net worth and Warren Buffet 78% of his net worth.”
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title=”An additional Walmart Supercenter per 100,000 residents increases average BMI by 0.25 units and the obesity rate by 2.4%.”
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title=”The most frequent destination typed into GPS device Telenav is Walmart.”
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title=”A Walmart store in Shenzen, China has its own fight song (“My heart is filled with pride .. I long to tell you how deep my love for Wal-Mart is …”)”
content=”Source: Time Magazine
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title=”Here’s another company taking over the globe”
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