Is Walmart Owned By China? (who Really Owns Walmart, Products + More)

The company was founded in Bentonville, Arkansas and is one of the biggest retailers in the world.

Walmart is actually owned by two distinct corporations, Sino-American United Company, Inc. (SAM) and International Growth Properties, Inc. (IGP). SAM is a private company and IGP is a publicly traded company. SAM owns 51% of IGP.

In 2022, Walmart is not owned by China. Walmart’s founding family, the Walmart family (also known as the Walton family), currently owns Walmart, along with shareholders. They operate using family-owned shares such as Walton Enterprises LLC and Walton Family Holdings Trust. Other American investors such as Vanguard Group own 5% in shares.

This data is taken from [Walmart’s 2020 Annual Report] on Page 8.

Walmart is controlled and owned by the Walton family, they are also part owners with Sam Walton and Sam Walton Jr (who are still alive) who also each have a 50% share.

Can You Find Walmart in China?

Walmart is the largest retailer in the US, so you can imagine how big it is in China. Walmart Hypermarkets and Sam’s Club stores operate in large cities such as Beijing and Wuhan. Walmart Supermarkets operate in smaller cities such as Xi’an.

In fact, 95% of products sold in Beijing are produced locally, with most of the goods from China actually coming from the north of the country.

The integration has allowed Walmart to access the Chinese market with more efficiency and the ability to offer better quality products than competitors.

What Percentage of Walmart Products are Made in China?

We import a lot of chicken, beef and pork.
We import seafood and seafood products–including shrimp and lobsters,
and we import other products from China.
We import a lot of clothing, shoes, and accessories.

However, Walmart has developed partnerships with over 7000 suppliers in China, mainly for technology, home wares, and clothing items.

Who Owns Walmart?

Walmart is an American multinational publicly traded corporation founded by Sam Walton in 1962. It has the second largest retail network in the world.

Walmart has continued to grow and expand through acquisitions such as Walmart Super Center, and Walmart Express. It’s also expanded the company’s online presence with websites like

Today, Walton owns 50% of every business in Walton enterprise and the Walton family trust.

Who Are the Top Shareholders of Walmart? 

Walton Enterprises is the parent company of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. It has a total of 922 retail stores and is the third largest private company by market capitalization in the United States.

Walton Family Holdings Trust is the main vehicle for the three Waltons to manage their financial and other business holdings.

According to Bloomberg. Vanguard is an investment company that manages almost $7.5 billion.

Walmart is a publicly traded company owned by investors like State Street Global Advisors, Black Rock Fund Advisors, and Geode Capital Management LLC.

Walton Enterprises LLC and Walton Family Holdings Trust own Walmart’s biggest investor.

Walmart. The company’s largest profit source is their membership program, which accounts for 60% of their profits. They don’t sell the cheapest items because they want you to become a member of their club. They want members to become brand loyal.


The Walton family holds majority of Walton Enterprises, and the company’s business plan is to keep Walton Enterprises as a private company. Walmart itself does not aim to become a private company in the future.

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