Steuart Walton is an American heir, attorney, pilot, businessman and philanthropist. Born into the billionaire Walton family , he is the founder of Game Composites, a composite aircraft manufacturer, and a director of Walmart , the world's largest company by revenue.

Early life

Steuart Walton was born circa 1982 in Bentonville, Arkansas . [4] He is the son of Lynne McNabb and Jim Walton , a former director of Walmart. His paternal grandfather, Sam Walton , was the founder of Walmart.

Walton graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder . [5] He received a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center . [5]

Career

Walton worked for Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald . [7] He subsequently worked for a law firm in Santiago , Chile . [7]

Walton was an attorney for Allen & Overy in London for three years. [5] He subsequently worked in the mergers & acquisitions division of Walmart for two years, including on Carnaby Street in London.

Walton is a pilot. In 2013, founded Game Composites, a composite aircraft manufacturer. [4] [5] He serves as its chief executive officer. [7]

Since June 3, 2016, he has served on the board of directors of Walmart .

Philanthropy

Walton serves on the board of the Walton Family Foundation . [5] [9] Walton and his brother Tom, who both enjoy mountain biking , were influential in the foundation's US$15 million charitable contribution for the establishment of the Razorback Regional Greenway in 2015. [9] In 2016, they also played a role in the foundation's US$20,000 donation for the expansion of a garden at the Samaritan Community Center in Bentonville. [10]

Additionally, Walton serves on the boards of directors of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art , the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum , and the Leadership for Educational Equity. [4] [5] He was a speaker at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival . [7]

Political activity

In 2012, Walton donated US$299,500 to Keep Dollars in Benton County, an organization whose aim was to let retailers sell alcohol in Benton County, Arkansas . [11] Benton County is no longer a dry county .