John Thomas Walton (October 8, 1946 – June 27, 2005) was an American war veteran and a son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He was also the chairman of True North Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. Walton cofounded the Children's Scholarship Fund, providing tuition scholarships for disadvantaged youth.
John T. Walton was an American war veteran and one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. Born and raised in Newport, Arkansas, John graduated from Bentonville High School. He was a very talented athlete and a star of his school football team. He had an artistic inclination right from his childhood.
Jun 28, 2005 · Wal-Mart heir John T. Walton, who died in the crash of his experimental, ultralight aircraft, was remembered as a friendly man who threw his considerable financial support behind efforts to educate...
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Walton graduated from Bentonville High School where he was a star football player. Walton went on to attend the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. He dropped out of college in 1968 to spend more time playing the flute and enlisted in the U.S. Army (after the Vietnamese Tet Offensive). During the Vietnam war Walton served in the Green Berets as part of the Studies and Observations Group. He was involved in combat in the A Shau Valley and in Laos, where he was the medic and second-in-command of a unit named "Spike Team Louisiana". Walton later received a Silver Starfor bravery in combat.
After returning from Vietnam Walton learned to fly and went to work as a pilot for Wal-Mart. He later left the company to fly crop-dusters over cotton fields in several southern states and co-founded Satloc, an aerial application company that pioneered the use of GPS technology in agricultural crop-dusting. Walton then moved to San Diego where he founded Corsair Marine, a company that built trimaran sailboats. He also lived in Durango, Colorado and was an enthusiastic skier, mountain biker, hiker, motorcycle rider, sky diver and scuba diver.In 1998, as part of the Philanthropy Roundtable, Walton and friend Ted Forstmann established the Children's Scholarship Fund to provide tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools. He was an advocate of school vouchers. For his achievements, he received the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.Forbes list of billionaires (2004)Walton family
Jun 27, 2005 · Businessman. Heir to the Wal-Mart fortune. He was the son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and was on the company's board of directors. He was named by Fortune magazine as the 11th richest person in the world with a net worth of $18 billion. An Army veteran during the Vietnam war, he was in the Green Berets and served as...
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Nov 06, 2015 · Ever since Wal-Mart heir John T. Walton died 10 years ago in a plane crash, it’s been widely assumed that he passed the bulk of his vast estate to his widow, Christy. Turns out that was very wrong.
John Thomas Walton was an American war veteran and a son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He was also the chairman of True North Partners, a venture capital fi...
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Nov 06, 2015 · John Walton, the second of four children of Sam and Helen Walton, left an estate that included gold bars, a catamaran and $100 million in cash, according to the documents. Most valuable was his 20...
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