I trace my roots back to a 1962 store opening in Arkansas. Within about five years, I was a chain of 24 stores, with annual revenue topping $12 million. My founder bet correctly that small towns across America could support large stores. Today I’m a retail giant, with more than 11,600 stores in 28 countries that serve more than 260 million customers each week. I’m the largest nongovernment employer in the world, with about 2.3 million workers globally — roughly 1.5 million of whom work in the U.S. I rake in close to $500 billion annually. Who am I? (Answer: Wal-Mart)
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