I just read an article about John Walton dying in a plane crash either this morning or yesterday. He was in an experimental ultra-light (more like a glider than an actual plane, really) that was homemade. The article of course is GLOWING him and his wealth and his donations ($300 million to the University of Arizona, initiatives for tax payer funded voucher programs to let "poor children" go to private schools), and sort of skips over the fact that he's a board member of a local-economy-killing-behemoth. You know, because he's dead now, and that would just be rude.
My favorite part of the article though is this:
"In March, Forbes magazine listed John Walton as No. 11 on its list of the world's richest people with a net worth of $18.2 billion. He was tied with his brother Jim, one spot behind his brother Rob, and just ahead of his sister, Alice, and his mother, Helen."
Nice that their family finances follow the same pattern as their company's pay scales.