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Meet the Waltons: The family story behind Walmart's staggering success

Lovemoney Logo By Anna Tobin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 50: What began just over 50 years ago as Walton's, a single five and dime store, has morphed into the world's largest retailer. Walmart is now valued at over $250 billion (£177 billion) and has over 11,700 stores in 28 countries worldwide. We take a look back at how the father of Walmart Inc., Sam Walton, started the Walmart empire and how his family continues his legacy.

How the Waltons created the world's largest retailer

What began just over 50 years ago as Walton's, a single five and dime store, has morphed into the world's largest retailer. Walmart is now valued at more than $250 billion and has more than 11,700 stores in 28 countries worldwide.

Click ahead as we take a look back at how the father of Walmart, Sam Walton, started the Walmart empire and how his family continues his legacy.

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