Glass was CEO of Walmart – then spelled as Wal-Mart – starting in 1988 as its founder began to deal with serious health issues. Sam Walton died four years later and Glass continued to lead the discounter for 12 more years, retiring in 2000 and turning the reins over to Lee Scott. Nevertheless Glass took Walmart places his predecessor could have only dreamed of:• He grew the company ten-fold, from $16 billion when he took over to more than $160 billion when he retired. More than anyone beyond Sam Walton, David Glass is responsible for making Walmart the company it is today." After his Walmart career, Glass had an act two as owner and head of the Kansas City Royals baseball team.
Source: Forbes January 18, 2020 20:03 UTC