Michael Duke

About Michael Duke

Who is it?: CEO, Wal-Mart StoresCEO, Wal-Mart Stores
Birth Day: December 07, 1949
Birth Place: United States
Alma mater: Georgia Tech
Employer: Walmart
Board member of: Consumer Goods Forum

Michael Duke

Michael Duke was born on December 07, 1949 in United States, is CEO, Wal-Mart StoresCEO, Wal-Mart Stores. Chief of the world's No. 1 retailer (just under $470 billion in sales in 2012) and biggest private employer (2.2 million employees). Wal-Mart can make or break a company simply by deciding to stock its product.

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Age 73 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 07, 1949 (United States)
Birthday December 07
Town/City United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Michael Duke’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Michael Duke was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Duke also serves on the board of Directors for the Retail Industry Leaders Association and Arvest Bank's community advisory board. He formerly held positions with a number of Retailers, including Federated Department Stores, May Department Stores, and Venture Stores. Duke earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1971, where he joined the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, and now serves as a member of the institution's advisory board. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Goods Forum.


Duke joined Wal-Mart in 1995, serving as the executive in charge of the company's international operations. He became the CEO of Wal-Mart in February 2009.


In 2010 he set goals to make Wal-Mart Energy efficient as possible and to open Wal-Marts in countries like Russia. In 2012, his salary was $18.2 million. In 2013, press reports indicated that the total value of Duke's pension, deferred compensation and other retirement accounts totaled over $113 million.


Duke said in 2012 that his biggest regret as CEO was not investing more in e-commerce to better compete with Amazon. "I wish we had moved faster. We've proven ourselves to be successful in many areas, and I simply wonder why we didn't move more quickly. This is especially true for e-commerce," Duke said at the time. "Right now we're making tremendous progress, and the Business is moving, but we should have moved faster to expand this area."


Duke ranked No. 10 on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in 2013. That same year, Wal-Mart ranked No. 15 on Forbes list of Most Patriotic Brands—and the only retailer on the list—as voted by U.S. consumers. As of November 25th, 2013, Duke's tenure as CEO ended with his sudden replacement decided by Walmart's Board.

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