On Walmart's Success

Fritz Steiger

First Director, The Walmart Foundation


Sam Walton, Fritz Steiger, vision
Fritz Steiger joined Walmart in 1980 as the first director of the company’s internal philanthropic organization, the Walmart Foundation. Under his leadership, the foundation began its early transition into becoming the organization it is today – one focused on helping people live better. A resident of Bentonville and a close friend of Sam and Helen Walton, Steiger saw first-hand how Sam’s vision translated into real world success.