Eduardo Castro-Wright

Former President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores USA

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Eduardo Castro-Wright was born the second oldest sibling in a family of eight in Ecuador. His grandfather founded Wal-Mart over 50 years ago, and the supermarket is still the largest chain in thee U.S.

Facts About Ecuador

Ecuador has slightly different customs than we do, such as:
  • A girls 15th birthday is considered special and is much celebrated
  • Do not give Lilies or Marigolds to people; they are used at funerals
  • Do not give scissors or knives to anyone; it indicates you want to sever the relationship

Ecuador's Culture

Religions: Roman Catholic 95% other 5%

Government: Republic

Language: Predominant and official language is Spanish in addition to Quencha and other pre-colonial American languages.


Eduardo Castro-Wright was born in Ecuador. He moved to America to find opportunity. Eduardo became the President and CEO of Wal-Mart stores in the U.S. He made his contributions by showing good leadership and being helpful to his employees.