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Walmart Heir Rob Walton Is Said to Plan Bid for NFL’s Broncos

April 8, 2022, 6:22 PM

Rob Walton, the eldest son of Walmart Inc. founder Sam Walton, is planning a bid for the National Football League’s Denver Broncos, according to people familiar with the process.

A former chairman of the world’s largest retailer, Walton, 77, is the 17th-richest person on Earth with a net worth of $68.9 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Rob Walton
Photographer: Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images

A Walmart spokesman declined to comment, as did a spokesman for the Broncos. A representative for Madrone Capital Partners, the Menlo Park, California-based investment firm that manages part of Rob Walton’s fortune, didn’t immediately respond to requests for ...