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23 Scary Walmart Facts You Really Should Know

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h/t JayWill

Here are 23 fascinating facts about Walmart most people probably don’t know and it may be a good idea if they did:

1.) If Walmart were a country, it would be the 26th largest economy in the world

2.) Walmart has 2.2 Million employees, more than the population of the city of Houston and seven times the population of Iceland

3.) Walmart’s yearly net sales hover around ½ TRILLION dollars, That’s more than Argntina’s entire GDP

4.) 90% if Americans live within 15 minutes of a Walmart store

5.) Between Walmart’s opening in 1962 and 2002, the number of single store retailers in the U.S. declined 55%

6.) Back in 2012 Walmart opened between 4 and 5 new stores every week

7.) The Walton family is worth 150 BILLION dollars. About as much as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Michael Bloomberg combined.

8.) The average Walmart supercenter sells about 140,000 individual items

9.) 35 MILLION people shop at Walmart every day, as much as the entire population of Canada

10.) Walmart operates internationally under 55 different names, including Walmex in Mexico, Asda in the UK, Seiyu in Japan, and Best Price in India.

11.) This year, everyone in the world will make an average of 1.1 purchases at Walmart

12.) Each week, nearly 1/3rd of the American Population visits Walmart’s U.S. Stores

13.) China’s exports to Walmart accounted for 11% of the growth of the total U.S. Trade deficit with China between 2001 and 2006

14.) Walmart is the largest overall employer in the USA and the biggest in 25 states

15.) If Walmart’s more than 8500 stores where put in one place, they would take up more than 32 square miles – as much as 15,300 football fields

16.) Walmart parking lots alone take up roughly the size of Tampa Florida

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Sources: 

http://www.americansfortaxfairness.or…

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/walmart-go…

http://adage.com/article/digital/face…

http://www.businessinsider.com/wal-ma…

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