16 Facts About Alice Walton


Alice Walton's was raised along with her three brothers in Bentonville, Arkansas and graduated from Bentonville High School in 1966.

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Alice Walton's graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a B A in economics.

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Early in her career, Alice Walton was an equity analyst and money manager for First Commerce Corporation and headed investment activities at Arvest Bank Group.

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In 1988, Alice Walton founded Llama Company, an investment bank, where she was president, chairwoman and CEO.

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Alice Walton was the first person to chair the Northwest Arkansas Council and played a major role in the development of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, which opened in 1998.

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Alice Walton's was inducted into the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame in 2001.

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Alice Walton listed the farm for sale in 2015 and moved to Fort Worth, Texas, citing the need to focus on the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Bentonville, Arkansas, art museum she founded that opened in 2011.

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In December 2004, Alice Walton purchased art sold from the collection of Daniel Fraad and Rita Fraad at Sotheby's, in New York.

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In 2005, Alice Walton purchased Asher Brown Durand's celebrated painting, Kindred Spirits, in a sealed-bid auction for a purported US$35 million.

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Alice Walton's has purchased works by American painters Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper, as well as a notable portrait of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale, in preparation for the opening of Crystal Bridges.

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Alice Walton's described Marsden Hartley as "one of my favorite artists-he was a very complex guy, somewhat tormented, but a very spiritual person, and love the emotion and the feel and the spirituality of his work".

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Alice Walton was the 20th-largest individual contributor to 527 committees in the U S presidential election 2004, donating US$2.

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Alice Walton married a prominent Louisiana investment banker in 1974 at age 24, but they were divorced 2.

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Alice Walton has been involved in multiple automobile accidents, one of them fatal.

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Alice Walton's lost control of a rented Jeep during a 1983 Thanksgiving family reunion near Acapulco and plunged into a ravine, shattering her leg.

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Alice Walton's was airlifted out of Mexico and underwent more than two dozen surgeries; she suffers lingering pain from her injuries.

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