Forbes has pegged the Waltons as the world’s richest clan, with a combined net worth of about $149 billion in 2015.
And, a new report says they’ve given just 0.04 percent of their personal wealth to their charitable foundation.
An analysis of 23 years’ worth of the Walton Family Foundation’s tax returns shows that Rob, Jim, Alice and Christy Walton—the second generation Walmart heirs—have contributed almost none of their personal fortune to the foundation which bears their family name.
– Rob and Alice Walton made zero individual contributions to the Foundation during the 23 years we examined;
– Jim Walton made a single personal contribution of $3 million to the Walton Family Foundation, more than 15 years ago;
– Rob, Jim, and Alice Walton and the family holding company they control (Walton Enterprises) have been responsible for only .13% of all contributions to the Walton Family Foundation ($6.4 million);
– Among the second generation Walton heirs, it is the in-law, Christy, who has been responsible for the largest share of contributions to the Foundation;
– The four Walmart heirs and Walton Enterprises combined have been responsible for only 1.2% of all contributions to the Walton Family Foundation.
Poor Alice?Alice opened a museum called Crystal Bridges in 2011 to house her $500 million private art collection. When it opened, it had four times the endowment of the famous Whitney Museum in New York.
Walmart has stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.3 million employees
Hurricane Harvey: Walmart said it would donate up to $10 million in cash and product to match customer donations two to one.
“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.”
Seeking approval from Daddy.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
They call him, a lot of things – but, often “Half Court,” not only because he isn’t playing with a full deck – the guy is hilarious.
Fact: He gave his “unequivocal support” to good-old-boy Roy Moore of Alabama. Oh, boy!
Court Sykes recently moved to Missouri to unseat the well-loved and outspoken Sen. Claire McCaskill (D)
He announced he running for office and has strong views on Women.
In his perfect Half Court World ( he is single)
All women should:
Get up and make breakfast for all the family.
Making sure the husband was suitably attired for whatever job he did.
Getting the children ready for school, if at that age.
Cleaning and dusting the house, washing, making the beds, ironing and anything else.
Do the family food shopping –
Maybe have the neighbour round for a cup of Tea .
Collect the Children from School and feed them.
After that, getting ready for husband to come home by preparing his Supper.
Putting the children to bed.Take care of husbandly needs.
For some reason…Sykes’ background is a mystery. Or resembles Swiss Cheese
He claims to have served in the Navy for more than eight years, enlisting after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.
His LinkedIn page says he later attended Harvard University’s Extension School after that, earning a degree in 2014.
He says he is a graduate student at the University of London, but waffles on that with flim flam flimsy excuses. He says he the Managing Director for a military consulting firm named Talosorion — but, candidly, has no clients.
He claims to have worked in close coordination and jointly with the FBI, DEA, CIA…. and other government agencies
Methinks this is a Jimmmy Kimmel joke- what say you?
Too Many Candles on That Cake?
Feedling frumpy and lumpy and old?
Do Not Despair.
The famous American philosopher, Jack Benny, embraced the secret to the aging process.
“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
“Gags die, humor doesn’t.”
The famous “Stuck at 39” was a funny running gag that got started the year after Jack Benny celebrated his “first” 39 birthday on his radio show.
Take note, he said it was so much fun, he decided to do the same thing the following year. He said “There’s nothing funny about 40.” Mr.Benny, my idol, would celebrate his 39 birthday 41 times.
Cheer Up, Binkie – age is a many splintered thing.