Nancy Walton Laurie
|Nancy Walton Laurie|
May 15, 1951 
Bel Air, California
|Education||University of Memphis|
|Known for||Walton family fortune|
|Net worth|| US$ 4.5 billion (est.)
|Children||Elizabeth Paige Laurie|
|Parent(s)||James "Bud" Walton, Audrey Walton|
Nancy Walton Laurie (born May 15, 1951) is an American heiress to the Wal-Mart fortune, businesswoman and philanthropist.
Nancy Walton was born on May 15, 1951. She is the younger daughter of Bud Walton, the brother and business partner of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. At Bud's death, she and her sister Ann Walton Kroenke inherited a stake in Wal-Mart now worth over USD$9 billion.
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She is the president and founder of a New York City dance company called the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. She is the owner of the Columbia Performing Arts Centre, a dance studio located in Columbia, Missouri.
With her husband, she donated US$25 million to the University of Missouri for the construction of a new sports arena for the Missouri Tigers in 2001. They have also endowed the E. Paige Laurie Professorship for the Equine Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri. According to The Los Angeles Times, they have also made charitable gifts for "a cancer research center" and "a shelter for abused women" and "a children's hospital."
The couple resides primarily in the Las Vegas Valley. In September 2007, she purchased a 17,878-square-foot (1,660.9 m2) residence in the MacDonald Highlands area of Henderson, Nevada for $17.5 million.
The couple owns a second home in Bel Air, California. In January 2015, she filed a lawsuit through her company, LW Partnership, against Mohamed Hadid, a property developer who is building a retaining wall next to the house, alleging Hadid damaged the roots of a eucalyptus tree.
- U.S. Public Records Index, Vols. 1 & 2 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
- "The World's Billionaires (2010): #363 Nancy Walton Laurie". Forbes. March 3, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
- Matt Lopez, Wal-Mart Heiress Seeks Damages From Bel Air's 901 Strada Vecchia, The Beverly Hills Courier, January 23, 2015, pp. 1;11
- "Forbes 400 Richest Americans (2010): #136 Nancy Walton Laurie". Forbes. March 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- Cedar Lake Dance
- Stephanie Simon, Fuming at What Isn't in a Name: A University of Missouri sports complex is named after philanthropists' child, who goes to USC., The Los Angeles Times, April 04, 2004
- Sarah DeShazo, Nancy Walton Laurie: Ballet's Next Best Friend?, Inside Philanthropy, July 31, 2013
- "The 400 Richest Americans: #144 Nancy Walton Laurie". Forbes.com. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
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