Christy Ruth Walton is the widow of the former Walmart owner John T Walton. As of now, she holds the $18.2 billion fortune of Walmart after the latter expired in the year 2005.
Walmart owns 50.8% of the Walmart ownership, and 96% shares ownership for Arvest Bank. She also holds around 30% of the ownership for the First Solar, a solar energy company.
Christy Ruth Walton was born on the 8th of February 1949, in Jackson, US. She spent most of her childhood and early years there.
Christy Ruth Walton Career as a Philanthropist
Walton is one of the most dynamic and engaging personalities of the current era. Her active and social-political network across the whole of the US and associated regions is worth mentioning. Among the non-profit organizations, she is associated with include The Philanthropy Roundtable, Staff Association, and Trustees, San Diego Natural History Museum, and Corporate Giving Officers.
She also serves as the Board Member for the San Diego National Museum.
Apart from the charitable and community services, Walton is actively occupied in the development of educational documentaries and films that, according to her, would be compelling enough for people to act upon. Films that are being supported by Walton include the Bless and Ultima. Ultima is an adaption of the novel by Rudolfo Anaya, for which she was the executive producer.
Apart from the community and charitable services, Walton is actively occupied in the development of educational documentaries and films that, according to her, would be compelling enough for people to act upon. Films that are being supported by Walton include Ultima and Bless Me. Ultima is an adaptation of the novel by Rudolfo Anaya, for which she was the executive producer.
Christy Ruth Walton Career Highlights
Walton also supported different educational scholarships like Children Scholarship Fund. The fund was co-founded by her late husband John Walton in the year 1998. She is also listed as the ‘Connoisseurs’ for Mingei International Museum in San Diego. Christy donated her ‘prize-winning Kyrgyz yurt’ that she bought from Kyrgyzstan to the US in 2007.
Christy Ruth Walton Personal Life
She, as of now, resides in Jackson, Wyoming, her birthplace with her only son Lukas. Walton by profession is a homemaker and a philanthropist. According to The Giving Index in Conde Nast Portfolio magazine.