Doug McMillon

About Doug McMillon

Who is it?: CEO, Wal-Mart Stores
Birth Day: October 17, 1966
Birth Place: Bentonville, AR, United States
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S.
Alma mater: University of Arkansas University of Tulsa
Occupation: President and CEO, Walmart
Salary: US$19.4 million (2015 total compensation)
Spouse(s): Shelley McMillon
Children: 2
Parent(s): Morris and Laura McMillon
Website: Official website

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Doug McMillon was bornon October 17, 1966 in Bentonville, AR, United States, is CEO, Wal-Mart Stores. 50-year-old Doug McMillon took the reins of the retail colossus in 2014, after starting his career at Wal-Mart unloading trucks when he was a teen. The youngest CEO to lead the company since founder Sam Walton helms the world's largest private workforce, with 2.3 million employees. McMillon created a buzz this summer when Wal-Mart bought online retailer Jet.com for about $3 billion. The retail giant is planning to open fewer supercenters over the next year as it spends more on ecommerce, customer service and in-store technology. Wal-Mart has 7% market share of U.S. retail sales--more than double Amazon's--and its stock is up about 15% since the beginning of this year.

💰 Net worth: Under Review

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Biography/Timeline

1984

McMillon has worked for Walmart throughout his career. He took on his first role with the company as a teenager in 1984. He later became a buyer, then moved into management roles before becoming CEO in 2014.

1989

When he was a teenager, McMillon began his first job with Walmart as a summer associate. He worked during the summer unloading trucks in a distribution center. After high school, McMillon attended University of Arkansas, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1989.

1991

The next year, as McMillon studied for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Tulsa, he called Walmart and told an executive he was interested in training to become a buyer when he completed his studies. Soon thereafter, McMillon rejoined Walmart as an assistant manager at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, store. After completing his MBA in 1991, McMillon moved to Walmart's Bentonville headquarters to join the buyer-training program. Originally in charge of buying fishing tackle, he later took on various roles as a buyer and a merchandiser, dealing in food, clothes, crafts and furnishings. He later worked as a general merchandise manager for Walmart's wholesale store division Sam's Club before taking an executive role at Walmart, overseeing toys, electronics and sporting goods, among other areas.

2005

Walmart promoted McMillon to President and CEO of Sam's Club on August 4, 2005. Under McMillon, the wholesaler emphasized marketing to small Business customers. Additionally, McMillon incorporated what The Wall Street Journal called "treasure hunt" items that are limited-selection expensive premium items, such as Diamond necklaces and wine vacations, for sale next to cheap bulk goods in an attempt to compete with Costco.

2009

Walmart officials moved McMillon from his role at Sam's Club to lead Walmart's international division in February 2009, replacing Mike Duke, who was promoted to CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Under McMillon, Walmart International focused on improving in existing markets, such as Canada, China, United Kingdom and the Americas. One area of particular importance to McMillon was integrating Walmart's "everyday low prices" model to these international markets. Under McMillon, the international division acquired a majority stake in South Africa's Massmart Holdings Ltd. for US$2.4 billion.

2013

Walmart announced on November 25, 2013, that McMillon would immediately join the company's board of Directors, and would replace Mike Duke as Walmart CEO effective on February 1, 2014, becoming the company's fifth-ever chief executive.

2014

Forbes named McMillon to its World's Most Powerful People list in 2014, 2015 and 2016 where he ranked No. 29, No. 32, No. 27 respectively. ExecRank ranked McMillon No. 4 on its 2015 list of top CEOs for large companies.

2015

In June 2015, McMillon said the company would stop selling Confederate flag merchandise following the shooting of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. McMillon altered Walmart's gun sales. He told CNNMoney in an interview that Walmart's selection of firearms should be geared towards Hunters and Sports shooters. In August 2015, the company ceased sales of military-style semiautomatic weapons.

2016

In December 2016, McMillon joined a Business forum assembled by then president-elect Donald Trump to provide strategic and policy advice on economic issues. In August 2017, McMillon wrote a rebuke of President Trump's response to the violent protests Charlottesville, Virginia in an email to all employees and on the internal company website that is viewable by the public. The statement said the President, "missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together". A company spokesman said McMillon would continue to serve on a presidential advisory council on economic development.