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I Won’t Say I Hate Walmart, But I Do Hate What These Numbers Tell Me About Walmart

When the world’s third-largest employer turned 50 back in 2012, I’m sure some folks were celebrating. But my guess is there weren't many party hats among the Walmart employees who aren't paid enough money to get by. And judging by these numbers, that's a lot of employees.

I Won’t Say I Hate Walmart, But I Do Hate What These Numbers Tell Me About Walmart
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FACT CHECK TIME! I know the $1.5 billion figure seems gigantic, but our fact-checkers looked into this and found that it's actually a conservative estimate. According to The Huffington Post, each Walmart store costs taxpayers $900,000. With around 4,000 Walmarts in the U.S., that's a $3.6 billion bill for taxpayers. Forbes looked at this, too, and calculated the number to be $6.2 billion! So much for "every day low prices."

Living a simple and happy life, Chow Yun-fat plans to give his around $700 million fortune to charity, Hong Kong movie site Jayne Stars reported.

Chow Yun Fat was born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong, to a mother who was a cleaning lady and vegetable farmer, and a father who worked on a Shell Oil Company tanker. Chow grew up in a farming community, in a house with no electricity.

He would wake at dawn each morning to help his mother sell herbal jelly and Hakka tea-pudding on the streets; in the afternoons, he went to work in the fields.

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