We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Walmart, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the notorious chain of stores that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: People Spend $36 Million Every Hour at Walmart
That means that the store makes $34,880 every single minute. And if you’re interested in knowing what people buy most frequently, just keep reading.
Number Seven: Its Best-Selling Items Are…Bananas
It’s true! More than any other item the chain sells, bananas are the best-selling one.
Number Six: Hillary Clinton Was on Its Board of Directors
She might not want that information made public now (depending on what she thinks of the chain), but Clinton was on Walmart’s Board of Directors for an impressive six years. And just look where she is now!
Number Five: It’s the World’s Second Largest Employer
The largest employer in the world is the Chinese army called the People’s Liberation Army. The Chinese army employs 2.3 million active members while Walmart employs 2.2 million.
Number Four: Don’t Get Into a Legal Battle With Walmart
Seriously, don’t. People who sue the company often find themselves embroiled in legal battles for months over the tiniest details. Almost nobody has won a case against the company.
Number Three: The Average Supercenter Sells 140,000 Different Things
That’s a lot of choices! If you’re in a rush, don’t bring your indecisive friend to Walmart, because some supercenters offer 140,000 different items to customers.
Number Two: Almost All Americans Can Drive to a Location Within 15 Minutes
It might sound shocking, but it’s true! Approximately 90 percent of people in America are within a 15-minute drive of a Walmart location.
Number One: It Has the World’s 26th Largest Economy
That’s incredibly impressive for a company. If the company were a country, it would have the 26th largest economy in the world. The Store truly is a religion for many people and is probably here to stay for many years to come. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Walmart!