25 Facts About Walmart That Show How Big It Really Is

Although you have probably already realized that Walmart is everywhere, especially if you happen to live in the United States, you probably haven’t realized the extent of its domination. These are 25 astounding facts about Walmart that will show you how big it really is.

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This year every single person in the world will average one purchase at a Walmart store

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You probably thought that Walmart is only in the United States right? Wrong. It just operates under different names internationally. In the UK it's ASDA, in India it's Best Price, and so on and so forth.

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In fact, it has a total of 55 different names

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It is by far the largest employer in the United States with 1.4 million associates. That is more than the entire population of Rhode Island.

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Although it is not specifically a grocery store, it is the largest grocer in the US with groceries accounting for 56% of its profits.

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With $405 billion of revenue, if Walmart were a country it would have the 23rd largest economy in the world.

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Every week about 1/3 of the United States visits a Walmart

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18

4 of the 10 richest Americans are Walton family members (the family that started Walmart)

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In 2012 six of the Waltons put together were wealthier than the bottom 40% of the United States

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There are 4,233 Walmarts in the United States. To give you some perspective, there are only 420 Apple Stores

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Most of Walmart's locations, however, are abroad. Remember the ones with different names?

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Walmart's CEO gets paid nearly 1,034 times that of a regular employee

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Walmart is also one of the United State's biggest gun retailers and there are actually websites dedicated to tracking shootings at Walmart stores. In 2013 there were 81 incidents.

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Walmart's revenues of $476 billion are more than Apple, Amazon, Disney, Coca Cola, Target, and Macy's...combined

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In 2000 Walmart was sued 4,851 times. That averages out to about once every two hours

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For every additional Walmart Supercenter per 100,000 residents, BMI increases by .25 and the obesity rate goes up by 2.5%

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The most frequent location searched for in the popular Telenav GPS is Walmart

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8

There is a Walmart in China that has its own fight song

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In 2010 the CEO of Walmart (Michael Duke) made more in one hour than a regular employee makes in one year

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90% of Americans live within 15 miles of a Walmart store

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An average family with 4 members will spend nearly $4,000 at Walmart over the course of a year

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Actually 1 out of every 4 dollars that Americans spend on groceries is spent at Walmart

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11% of the growth of the US trade deficit with China can be accounted for by Walmart purchases

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If you put all of Walmart's stores together they would cover Manhattan one and a half times. Their parking lots alone take up roughly the size of Tampa, Florida.

walmart factsSource: dailyfinance.com
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The most popular items sold by Walmart are actually bananas

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