|Date of Birth:
|February 8, 1949 (75 years old)
|5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
|Entrepreneur and philanthropist.
|United States of America
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What is Christy Walton’s net worth?
Christy Walton is an American billionaire who has a net worth of $9 billion. Walton was the world’s wealthiest woman for decades, It was later revealed in court testimony that the greater percentage of her wealth was passed on to her son Lukas Walton by her late husband. She is the successor of John T Walton’s wealth.
Christy Walton(Christy Ruth Tallent) was born in Jackson Wyoming US on 8 February 1949. She became prominent after her marriage to a Vietnam veteran, John T. Walton the son of the late Sam Walton who is the founder of Walmart.
Walmart is the biggest retail company in the world with more than 11,000 stores,$600 billion in total revenue yearly, two million employees, and over 200 million serving customers.
John T. Walton’s Death
Christy inherited the wealth of her late husband John who died in a plane crash in June 2005. she inherited $15.7 billion, made from Wal-Mart stock mostly.
Subsequently, it unraveled that Christy and Lukas her son divided the inherited fortune gotten from their deceased John T.Walton.
Christy and Walton’s siblings control over $200 billion of wealth and are no doubt the richest family in the world. Christy also owns a share in First Solar and a solar power company founded by her deceased husband. Walton lives in Jackson currently but has properties scattered around the world. Every year, Christy earns from Wal-Mart dividends hundreds of Millions of dollars.
Christy has received some reprovals for not being willing to sign the billionaire’s giving pledge brought to bear by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates where people who join agree to donate their personal fortunes to the charity of at least 50%.
Christy is an active philanthropist who supports loads of Foundations, especially those related to the rights of animals. Walton donated her San Diego Estate to Cross Border Philanthropy.
she is ranked as the top female philanthropist according to the index given by Conde Nast Portfolio Magazines. This index is based on the amount she gives compared to her wealth. Between 2002-2006 she donated a total of $3.5 billion.
She is actively a member of The Philanthropy Roundtable and serves in charitable.
Christy is also a member who frequently makes donations to many organizations like the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego Zoological Society, and the Mingei International Museum.
The Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation is owned by the Waltons family with an aim of benefiting some programs like the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and encourages higher education with a whopping donation of over 1.6 billion in 2007.
In 2006, Walton donated to the International Community Foundation her Victorian home that was built in 1986 to be used mainly as a Center for Cross-Border Philanthropy. She also endowed the preservation of the building with a sum of $4 million.
In order to finance a movie adaptation of the well-known Chicano coming-of-age book “Bless Me, Ultima,” Christy founded Tenaja Productions in March 2009. The movie had its premiere at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Texas, in September 2012 after wrapping up in late 2010. In February 2013, the movie was released to a wider audience.
Christy founded Tenaja Productions in March 2009 to finance a film adaptation of “Bless Me, Ultima,” a popular Chicano coming-of-age novel. The film was completed in late 2010, and it premiered in September 2012 at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Texas. In February 2013, the film received a wider release.
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