Lee Scott (businessman)

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Lee Scott
Born Harold Lee Scott Jr.
(1949-03-14) March 14, 1949 (age 69)
Baxter Springs, Kansas
United States
Nationality United States
Alma mater Pittsburg State University (B.S.)
Occupation Businessman
Employer Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Salary US$1,400,000 (2007)
Total: US$31,597,400 (2007)[1]
Predecessor David Glass
Successor Mike Duke
Board member of Wal-Mart
Spouse(s) Linda Scott
Children 2

Harold Lee Scott Jr. is an American businessman who served as the third chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., from January 2000 to January 2009. Scott joined Wal-Mart in 1979 and under his leadership, the company retained its position as the largest retailer in the world based on revenue, although the company faced growing criticism during his tenure for its environmental footprint, labor practices, and economic impact. Scott has been a board member of Wal-Mart since 1999, and served as chairman of the executive committee of the retailer's board of directors.[2]

Scott was born and raised in Baxter Springs, Kansas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Pittsburg State University. He is married to Linda G. Scott and has two children. Scott was named to the Time magazine list of the hundred "most influential people" in both 2004 and 2005.


  1. ^ "Scott, Lee – Brief Biography". Reuters. 
  2. ^ "Board of Directors". Wal-Mart. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 

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Preceded by
David Glass
President and CEO of Wal-Mart
Succeeded by
Mike Duke